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Another Take By Zac: Film Review: The Thing (2011)

by zac / Published: October 15, 2011 at 2:06 am   /   Another Take From Zac, Local, Movie Reviews

The Thing prequel from Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. is not only a worthy follow up to John Carpenter’s 1982 film but is also able to blaze enough of its own path while seamlessly connecting to its “follow up.” I can’t imagine someone seeing this film and not wanting to rush out and watch the ’82 […]

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Another Take By Zac: Film Review: Footloose (2011)

by zac / Published: October 14, 2011 at 10:34 pm   /   Another Take From Zac, Local, Movie Reviews

Footloose is a silly, stereotypical, and safe love story that is elevated by director Craig Brewer who makes it fun with a heart that will undoubtedly entertain all that are interested. Full disclosure, I have never seen the original Footloose.  My closest connection to it is the “angry dancing” sequence when parodied in Flight of […]

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Another Take By Zac: Film Review: The Ides of March

by zac / Published: October 8, 2011 at 3:14 pm   /   Another Take From Zac, Local, Movie Reviews

George Clooney’s latest directorial effort, The Ides of March, is sharp, timely, and impeccably executed by his actors and team behind the camera. This political amalgamation is meant, I think, to open the eyes of average Americans to the cluster fuck that is the political theater going on behind the scenes in this country.  Clooney […]

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Another Take By Zac: Film Review: Real Steel

by zac / Published: October 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm   /   Another Take From Zac, Local, Movie Reviews

Real Steel is a slick and polished sports flick that features some great effects, solid acting, and nothing you haven’t seen already. This is what you think it is; a tried and true underdog sports story.  Only this time with giant robots and if that is what you are looking for I am sure you […]

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Another Take By Zac: Film Review: What’s Your Number?

by zac / Published: October 1, 2011 at 9:13 pm   /   Another Take From Zac, Local, Movie Reviews

What’s Your Number is a stereotypically constructed romantic comedy that overcomes this by being dirty and having some likable leads. The premise revolves around a young woman, Ally, who’s “number” (the amount of dudes she’s slept with) is apparently too high.  So instead of searching for another man, she decides to look up all of […]

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Another Take By Zac: Film Review: Dream House

by zac / Published: October 1, 2011 at 9:11 pm   /   Another Take From Zac, Local, Movie Reviews

Dream House is an interesting idea, not a horror film, and has no idea what to do with itself; crumbling under a ridiculous, exposition heavy, third act twist that is almost laughable.  Poor and misleading marketing will make reactions to this film far worse then it deserves though, as there could have been something here. […]

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Another Take By Zac: Film Review: 50/50

by zac / Published: September 30, 2011 at 12:10 am   /   Another Take From Zac, Local, Movie Reviews

50/50 is the introduction of Jonathan Levine to the main stream and it is quite the coming out party as he has crafted a fine dramedy in this cancer film. Yes, a cancer film that is funny.  The film is a very realistic look at dealing with cancer and the relationships in your life as […]

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Another Take By Zac: Film Review: Bellflower

by zac / Published: September 21, 2011 at 12:05 am   /   Another Take From Zac, Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

Bellflower is an impressive technical feat, made for only 17,000 dollars, with an interesting look that sadly burns almost its entire, well earned, good will by the end by going completely off the rails. Bellflower is the baby of Evan Glodell who directs, writes, stars, produces, edits and does the special effects for the film […]

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Another Take By Zac: Film Review: Drive

by zac / Published: September 16, 2011 at 1:00 am   /   Another Take From Zac, Local, Movie Reviews

Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest feature, Drive, is the best film of the year.  Sucking you into the dark and intense world of the Driver, played pitch perfectly by Ryan Gosling, the film will not leave you anytime soon after. The film’s nameless protagonist is a stuntman/auto mechanic who has quite the night job.  An expert […]

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Another Take By Zac: Film Review: Warrior

by zac / Published: September 9, 2011 at 3:40 am   /   Another Take From Zac, Local, Movie Reviews

Warrior is a fine family drama surrounded by the world of MMA and works quite well on all levels and will have you on the edge of your seat in the end. For those uninitiated, MMA stands for Mixed Martial Arts, which means, yes, this is technically a sports movie.  But those turned off by […]

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