Reviews

Fear(s) of the Dark

Posted: December 8, 2008 at 12:02 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This animated collection of short films is a visual treat and some great story telling and while it isn’t necessarily that scary of a film, it is a fine compilation of some interesting and creepy tales.The film is a compilation of six works by the some of the best animators working today, Blutch, Charles Burns, […]

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Milk

Posted: December 2, 2008 at 9:47 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Gus Van Sant’s latest is another great film for the director and is one of the best biopics in recent memory.Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) was a closet homosexual in New York in the early seventies, picking up men on the Subway, one of which happens to change the direction of his life. Upon picking up […]

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Australia

Posted: December 1, 2008 at 2:44 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Baz Luhrmann’s long gestating epic is a solid visual feast that is a bit disjointed story wise, but remains an entertaining film nonetheless.Nullah is the films narrator and he is a young aboriginal boy who lives and helps around Far Away Downs, which is a cattle ranch owned by Lady Sarah Ashley’s (Nicole Kidman) husband, […]

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Run Fatboy Fun

Posted: December 1, 2008 at 2:10 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

David Schwimmer steps behind the camera to produce a solid sports comedy that doesn’t do anything spectacularly new or unpredictable, but is entertaining nonetheless.Dennis Doyle (Simon Pegg) is a bit of a loser. About to get married to his pregnant fiancée Libby (Thandie Newton) Dennis freaks out and runs out on her and the family […]

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War, Inc.

Posted: December 1, 2008 at 2:05 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

John Cusack’s in-spirit follow up to Grosse Pointe Blank is no where near as effective as that film, and while there are some winning moments, the film fails to work as a whole.Brand Hauser is a contract killer for the U.S. and finds himself working for Tamerlane on a political assassination job in Turaqistan (not […]

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Timecrimes

Posted: November 24, 2008 at 2:40 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Paradox’s are a bitch, and the glaring one in this quality made film, but utterly pointless one, make watching the film frustrating and pointless since none of what is happening would could have possibly happened in the first place.And to get technical for a moment people reference the predestination paradox when discussing this film, and […]

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Slumdog Millionaire

Posted: November 24, 2008 at 1:37 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Danny Boyle’s latest is a fast paced (mostly) look at life in the slums of India, and an engaging and interesting portrait of a young boy’s like and his story of survival and search for love.Jamal Malik (Dev Patel) is one question away form winning India’s version of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and […]

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Roger Qbert Reviews “Twilight” starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart

Posted: November 21, 2008 at 1:11 am   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

If you’re a teenage girl you’re only reading this to be told what you want to hear. So here it goes, Twilight is the best movie ever made. It’s so spectacular that Hollywood has decided to cease making films (not counting Twilight sequels, of course). Since all other films committed to celluloid would pale in […]

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Synecdoche, New York

Posted: November 20, 2008 at 1:48 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Charlie Kaufman is back in his most ambitious, intriguing, bizarre, and out there script yet and at the helm he creates a thought provoking piece of work, that demands a second viewing.Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) is a successful play director, with a bit of a strained marriage to his wife Adele (Catherine Keener), as […]

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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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