Reviews

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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Hamlet 2

Posted: August 22, 2008 at 12:35 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This irreverent and silly comedy starting Steve Coogan is coming off being the hit film of Sundance and it does a very good job of being funny, even with the lunacy, absurdness, and predictability that fill the picture. Dana Marschz is a high school drama teacher that has moved to Tucson, AZ after failing to […]

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Pineapple Express (2008)

Posted: August 16, 2008 at 9:57 am   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

Caution: Spoilers A film from the talents that brought us: “Freaks and Geeks”, “Knocked Up” and “George Washington”, among others, “Pineapple Express” certainly blazes on the big screen. Director, David Gordon Green, known for more serious films like “Snow Angels” and “Undertow”, brings a nice, everyday on the down-low atmosphere to the jocular writing styles […]

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Posted: August 14, 2008 at 10:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

George Lucas has decided to keep the Star Wars franchise alive by producing two television series, the first of which to debut is, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This film is the first story arc of the television show and introduces us to this fun and exciting new look into the Star Wars universe. The […]

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Tropic Thunder

Posted: August 12, 2008 at 10:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Ben Stiller returns to the director’s chair to direct this satirical farce on and gets pretty great results out of it. The film opens with a number of faux trailers and commercials for the stars in the film and they are pretty funny, but I won’t spoil those here; but they aren’t quite as good […]

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Reign of Fire (2002)

Posted: August 6, 2008 at 3:57 pm   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

Reign of Fire is the title of an action movie directed by Bob Bowman who is the highly regarded Director of the X-Files. His venture into movie making for the big screen can be considered a good move judging by the action adventure impact of Reign of Fire. I was impressed on many levels, starting […]

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