Reviews

The Duchess

Posted: October 1, 2008 at 12:07 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Keira Knightley stars in this new period film that keeps a quick pace, doesn’t try to be overly eloquent and pompous and strikes a cord at being kind of a new breed of costume drama that was most recently seen with Marie Antoinette, for a very successful experience.Georgiana (Knightley) was daughter of a wealthy family […]

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Eagle Eye

Posted: September 26, 2008 at 12:01 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The new film from D.J. Caruso is a solid action/spyish/thriller that would have done better service to itself if it had just been a bit more original.Jerry Shaw (Shia LaBeouf) is a Copy Cabana employee, he is struggling to make rent, and he has just found out his twin brother has died. Rachel Hollman (Michelle […]

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Nights in Rodanthe

Posted: September 25, 2008 at 10:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel succeeds at being an entertaining and engaging romance film that stays away from sap and cliché’s of the genre, but still kind of prescribes to the formula.Adrienne (Diane Lane) is a separated mother with two kids who is heading to Rodanthe for a weekend to cover running a […]

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Towelhead

Posted: September 25, 2008 at 10:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Alan Ball’s feature directing debut is an edgy and biting look at suburbia and the coming of age story of a young girl in this awkward and interesting environment.Jasira is a Lebanese/White girl who lives with her mom in Syracuse, and after a shaving incident with her Mom’s boyfriend; she decides to ship her off […]

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Sex and the City

Posted: September 24, 2008 at 10:00 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Sex and the City hits the big screen and unfortunately fizzles as a stand alone film due to a bloated run time and a lack of comic balance that made the show as good as it was.The film picks up a few years after the shows finale, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) is still with big […]

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Burn After Reading

Posted: September 11, 2008 at 10:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The Coen Bros. latest is an exercise in pitch black humor and absurdity that, after a bit of adjustment, is a solid comedy with some great work by the actors involved.Osborne Cox (John Malkovich) is a recently demoted CIA agent who decides quit and writes his memoirs instead. His wife, Katie (Tilda Swinton), is cheating […]

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Zodiac (2007)

Posted: September 7, 2008 at 7:00 pm   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

Spoilers Zodiac is a film based on the reality of collected historical facts of actual murders that took place back in the late 1960s and 1970s in Northern California. These facts and assessment of facts from numerous sources, e.g., law enforcement officials, newspaper reporters, writing experts, and others—are the backbone of this movie drama. Unfortunately […]

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21

Posted: September 4, 2008 at 12:11 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

21 is the worst film I have seen in years and it astonishes me that so many people recommended this film to me. The film follows an MIT student, Ben (Jim Sturgess) who is trying to find a way to get enough money to go to Harvard Med School and has no where to turn. […]

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Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Posted: September 4, 2008 at 9:53 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Woody Allen’s latest continues his recent string of high quality productions and nestles right between Match Point and Cassandra’s Dream as his second best film of the last 5 years or so.Vicky (Rebecca Hall) is an engaged girl who is in love with her husband and the idea of classic love out of a book […]

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Death Sentence (2007)

Posted: September 1, 2008 at 7:58 pm   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

Spoiler Alert! Death Sentence is arresting film from the start. Instead of a family album, a montage of home movies depicting a happy family growing up together is the opening scene. The joy of young sons playing together; learning to ride a bike; playing sports with proud parents applauding; a mom blowing out birthday candles […]

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