Reviews

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Posted: January 26, 2009 at 9:25 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The prequel and third film of the Underworld franchise is a fairly straight forward tale that is executed well and will please any fan of the series as it settles in as the second best film in the trilogy. Viktor (Bill Nighy) is the leader of a vampire clan somewhere in Europe and they survive […]

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Babylon A.D.

Posted: January 23, 2009 at 8:56 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This sci-fi action flick staring Vin Diesel is a not really good, but not really bad film that has a couple interesting ideas that just didn’t gel together and feels under explained and missing scenes from time to time.Toorop (Vin Diesel) is a mercenary living somewhere in future central Asia in a bombed out apartment […]

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Gran Torino

Posted: January 20, 2009 at 1:17 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Clint Eastwood’s second film of the year is definitely the lesser of the two, but Eastwood gives a fine performance that makes the film more than worth visiting.Walt’s (Clint Eastwood) wife has just died and he is left to live out his elderly days in a rundown Detroit neighborhood that has been essentially been taken […]

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Bolt

Posted: January 20, 2009 at 12:15 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

  Disney Animation’s latest venture into the computer animation foray is a run of the mill, but decent adventure that doesn’t have the depth or story to really suck you in. Bolt is an actor, Bolt is also a dog, and he is star of the biggest action show on television today. The reason Bolt […]

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Snow Angels

Posted: January 15, 2009 at 8:34 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

A sad and tragic story doesn’t take away from this expertly crafted and wonderfully acted film, though doesn’t leave you all warm and fuzzy in the end; which is ok. Annie (Kate Beckinsale) is a single mom working as a waitress at the local Chinese restaurant, Glenn (Sam Rockwell) is Annie’s separated husband who is […]

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Revolutionary Road

Posted: January 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Sam Mendes’ latest is his darkest film yet, but it really gets you to think about ones own life as you can easily see both sides of the argument laid out by the terrific performances by Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. April and Frank hit it off right from the start at a party. Frank […]

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The Reader

Posted: January 12, 2009 at 11:04 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Stephen Daldry’s latest is a well acted, well paced, and a surprisingly twisted and turning plot that engages you from start to finish.Michael Berg is a young boy living in Germany almost fifteen years after the end of WWII. While riding the tram home one day he finds himself getting sick and gets off and […]

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Frost/Nixon

Posted: January 9, 2009 at 9:58 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Ron Howards latest is a nice little film about history that does a fine job of humanizing Nixon while still holding him accountable, and is full of a number good performances. Richard M. Nixon (Frank Langella) is the only president to ever resign from office, and in doing so a nation was cheated and robbed […]

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The Spirit

Posted: January 8, 2009 at 10:06 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Frank Miller steps behind the camera solo and creates a visually beautiful, but wholly absurd and over the top film, that if you know what it is going for heading into the picture, is an entertaining piece.The Spirit (Gabriel Macht) loves his city and he has sworn to protect it from the evil of the […]

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Doubt

Posted: January 5, 2009 at 9:26 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The film adaptation of this award winning play is superbly acted, beautifully shot, and while maybe a bit long winded from time to time, it remains constantly engaging and keeps you guessing and talking after the film is over.Sister James (Amy Adams) is the newest sister and teacher at the local Bronx church school which […]

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