Reviews

Let the Right One In

Posted: January 5, 2009 at 8:11 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This Romanian vampire thriller is full of suspense, a fantastic story, and a couple of outstanding performances from its pair of child actors.Oskar is a picked on twelve year old boy who spends his days after school fantasizing about his chance to finally stand up to these boys and hopefully even hurt them in the […]

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Valkyrie

Posted: January 5, 2009 at 7:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Tom Cruise and Bryan Singer team up for a solid suspense thriller that surrounds the conspiring, attempt, and fallout of the final assassination attempt on Adolph Hitler during WWII.Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) is a member of the Nazi army and after his stint in North Africa, in late 1944 Stauffenberg becomes more concerned […]

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Yes Man

Posted: January 5, 2009 at 6:35 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Jim Carrey’s latest isn’t a wholly original piece of work, but it is funny, with a joke never really falling flat for this viewer.Carrey plays a Carl, loan approver at bank and has no sign of upward mobility in his job, Carl avoids his friends, and says ‘no’ to just about everything. Enter a chance […]

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Teeth

Posted: December 29, 2008 at 10:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This indie horror/dark comedy is an entertaining enough film that has some funny moments and saves itself from being an atrocious mess by simply letting us know it is in on the joke as well.Now, that isn’t to say that the film doesn’t do a good job at being a coming of age film for […]

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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Posted: December 29, 2008 at 7:54 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This look into the life of Hunter Thompson is a great look into the life an incredible and astonishing individual that serves a great history lesson, but doesn’t get into the guys head as one would think a documentary focusing on the man would get.The film picks up right around the time Hunter started his […]

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Posted: December 23, 2008 at 9:33 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

David Fincher’s latest is an epic tale of the life of Benjamin Button and it is an amazing tale, fantastic production value, and a film that will only grow richer on subsequent viewings.When Benjamin (Brad Pitt) is born he doesn’t look quite right, and upon further inspection by a doctor, he shows all the signs […]

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The Wrestler

Posted: December 18, 2008 at 11:00 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Darren Aronofsky has returned with his fourth feature and the results are an engaging, sad, and fantastic character study anchored by a fantastic performance by Mickey Rourke.Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was “The” wrestler back in 1986. Working his way through the ranks, The Ram made his way to the top of the professional […]

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The Brothers Bloom

Posted: December 18, 2008 at 10:59 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Rian Johnson is back with another solid entry in his sophomore debut, which is full of humor, style, and great work by everyone involved, all mixed with a story that really makes you care about the characters and their plot they are involved in.Stephen (Mark Ruffalo) and Bloom (Adrien Brody) have been con men for […]

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Posted: December 16, 2008 at 11:01 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Keanu Reeves stars in this remake of the lauded cautionary tale original, putting a relevant green spin on things; the effect is a solid sci-fi thriller that operates with reserve instead of going way over the top.Helen Benson (Jenifer Connelly) is a scientist that deals with studying bacteria and elements on outer space bodies like […]

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Four Christmases

Posted: December 15, 2008 at 4:59 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Seth Gordon’s feature debut is unfortunately a lackluster affair, though is saved from being a complete atrocity from the work of Vince Vaughn (though, he has been far, far better at times).Brad and Kate have been a happily unmarried couple for three years now, they are successful, live together, and have no interest in spending […]

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