Movie Reviews

Adam Resurrected

Posted: November 17, 2008 at 11:46 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The latest from Paul Schrader is an interesting, bizarre, and effective character study that fails to work as a whole or find a concise voice as a film.Adam (Jeff Goldblum) is a Holocaust survivor that is spending time in and out of a rehabilitation center in the Israeli desert, functioning high above everyone else, but […]

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Quantum of Solace

Posted: November 13, 2008 at 6:20 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Daniel Craig as Bond is back and he is delivering on the same level as Casino Royale in this dark, vengeful, and action packed investigation coming of age (as a spy) story.Now, fair warning to those that haven’t seen Casino Royale in a while, I highly recommend that you watch that movies shortly before seeing […]

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What Just Happened?

Posted: November 11, 2008 at 10:30 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Barry Levinson’s latest is a look at Hollywood through the eyes of a big time producer who is dealing with crisis in all aspects of his life, and the result is a solid comedy that gives us a look into Hollywood behind the scenes.Based off screenwriter Art Linson’s own book, the film is a reflection […]

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Happy Go Lucky

Posted: November 11, 2008 at 9:45 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Mike Leigh’s latest follows the life and times of Poppy Cross, and the results are an occasionally funny but just as often annoying portrait of this woman’s life.Poppy (Sally Hawkins) is a super happy, manic, and positive out look of a woman who longs to help everyone like her primary school class she adores. The […]

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Ashes of Time Redux

Posted: November 10, 2008 at 3:10 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Wong Kar Wai’s only martial arts film was recently given a face lift and a re-release with hopes of finding this visual and creative assault on the mind that will keep you engaged and intrigued by the complex characters thrown on the screen.Now first things first, this isn’t really a great martial arts film, as […]

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Role Models

Posted: November 7, 2008 at 8:39 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

David Wain’s latest is a vast improvement from the hit or miss The Ten, but also doesn’t come close to the awesome amazingness of Wet Hot American Summer; though remains a solid comedy entry in its own right.Danny (Paul Rudd) and Wheeler (Seann William Scott) are co-workers who go around everyday giving presentations to students […]

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Rock n’ Rolla

Posted: November 3, 2008 at 2:05 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Guy Ritchie’s return to form in RocknRolla is a crazy, fun, and always cool look at crime in London, and while it might seem like re-tread territory to some, it is so damn entertaining that one should ask, why should we care?To begin to explain this convoluted and twisting plot from the get go would […]

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Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Posted: October 30, 2008 at 10:02 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Kevin Smith’s latest is a hilarious, raunchy, and sweet look at two friends’ platonic relationship that probably was meant to be more but never was.Zack (Seth Rogen) and Miri (Elizabeth Banks) have been friends from the first grade, they have never been romantically involved emotionally, accidentally, or really ever thought about it, and they are […]

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Changeling

Posted: October 30, 2008 at 10:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Clint Eastwood’s latest is a child abduction mystery that is a horse of many colors, and all are done very well, with a great turn by the lead Angelina Jolie, but something keeps the film back from being truly as great and powerful as some of his recent work.In 1928 Christine Collins is a floor […]

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Rachel Getting Married

Posted: October 28, 2008 at 9:17 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Jonathan Demme’s latest is a wonderful look at the reunion and attempted mending of semi-dysfunctional family that harbors lots of hidden grief and angst, and is overbear one another with their coping of a tragedy.Kym (Anne Hathaway) sits on a bench, awaiting her pick up from rehab, so she can go to the festivities leading […]

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