Drive-By Movie Reviews

Not too long after starting my blog, I thought it would be fun to try my hand at reviewing movies. After all, I figured, how hard could it be?

Of course, to make the reviews a bit more interesting, I invited the Honeybee to join me in these give-and-take dialogs where we debated the merits of some of the movies we watched each weekend. I think we made a pretty good team.

There was an obvious learning curve, but by the end of the series’ run we were really hitting our stride — as evidenced by my favorite review of them all, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3.   Ironically, by then the series was running out of steam if only because the whole process had become a lot more work than I ever expected. That’s not to say we’ll never get back together to do another movie review. But it probably won’t be any time soon.

  1. Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang)
  2. The Women (Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Eva Mendes)
  3. Knowing (Nicholas Cage)
  4. Killshot (Mickey Rourke, Diane Lane, Rosario Dawson)
  5. Defiance (Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber)
  6. Taken (Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace)
  7. Crossing Over (Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd)
  8. Duplicity (Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti)
  9. The Soloist (Robert Downey Jr., Jamie Foxx)
  10. Suspect Zero (Aaron Eckhart, Ben Kingsley)
  11. Breach (Chris Cooper, Ryan Phillipe, Laura Linney, Denis Haysbert)
  12. The Machinist (Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh)
  13. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (James Caan, Neil Patrick Harris)
  14. Vicky Christina Barcelona (Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem)
  15. The Last House on the Left (Garret Dillahunt, Monica Potter)
  16. The Good German (George Clooney, Tobey Maguire, Cate Blanchette)
  17. The Business (Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan)
  18. The Uninvited (David Straithairn, Elizabeth Banks)
  19. The Proposal (Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds)
  20. Star Trek (Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy)
  21. Four Christmases (Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn)
  22. 2009 Drive-By Movie Retrospective
  23. The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (Denzel Washington, John Travolta)
  24. District 9 (Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope)
  25. Zombieland (Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone)

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