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American Dreamz (2006)

American Dreamz is basically a satire on American popculture. It pokes fun at all the talent shows, reality shows and of course mainly the phenomenan that is American Idol. We have Martin Tweed (Hugh Grant) the host of the most popular show in the world…American Dreamz…I’m sure he’s modelled after Simon Cowell. Then there are the contestants… Sally Kendoo (Mandy Moore)…the conniving little witch, who does everything she can do to get what she wants. And Omar the clueless Arab who is thrust into the show when he was initially mistaken for his cousin. Thrown into the storyline is also President Staton (Dennis Quaid) who has won a second term in the office and seem to be having a nervous breakdown.
I had expected this movie to be extremely funny…And well I did find it funny…but not as much as I hoped. I mean this movie had a lot of potential. They could have poked around more with the whole American Idol thing. There are the judges…the crazy fan support…the contestants…and so on. But they just had to stretch themselves with the politics and terrorism side plot. Don’t get me wrong though…this is a rather entertaining movie…just that it could have been a lot better. I’ll give it 3/5.

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2006 List

As 2007 approaches several people have compiled their own movie related list, the most recent I saw was a top 5 posters posted by a blogger. So thought I’d start my own too.

Great Posters

They are in no particular order. I’m sure there a lot of great looking posters out there…these are just my pick.






Runing With Scissors Simple but good American Dreamz Like the dramatic singing Statue of Liberty with red stockings The Good German So 40’s Casablanca like The Simpsons Movie Of course…Homer and his doughnut…Perfect Hard Candy Love the little red riding hood as a trap V for Vendetta All its posters are great Penelope No idea whats the movie is about, but the poster is simple and pretty Thank You For Smoking A sign.Simply clever Marie Antoinette Very pretty…love the title’s fonts Breaking and Entering Again no idea what this movie is about…really like its simplicity.The close ups reminds me of the Closer poster Spiderman 3 All its posters are pretty awesome…Death of a President Looks so much like a still of a real life event Eragon Simple, great looking dragon.

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