Reviews

Coraline

Posted: February 10, 2009 at 2:04 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Henry Selick’s latest stop motion adventure is his most beautiful yet and while after a first viewing it isn’t my favorite of his work, there is definitely a lot of room for this one to grow on a second and third go around. Coraline and her family have just moved into an apartment up in […]

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Notorious

Posted: February 10, 2009 at 12:14 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This biopic about the legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G. brings nothing new to the genre and plays it pretty safe with it’s main characters history, but the result is still an entertaining look at the man’s rise to fame. ‘Biggie’ was born Christopher Wallace, and he was raised by a single mother in Brooklyn where he […]

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Che

Posted: February 9, 2009 at 11:17 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This epic biopic about the Argentinean revolutionary is engaging, informative, and includes a phenomenal portrait and portrayal of this extraordinary individual by Benicio Del Toro. Che Guevara was a philosophizing Marxist doctor who felt that his Latin American people have been oppressed for too long and that a revolution by the people was the only […]

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Henry Poole is Here

Posted: February 3, 2009 at 12:02 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This dramedy about religion, life issue and what it does to people is a fairly uneventful tale, but it holds one interest and has a number of genuine moments throughout. Henry (Luke Wilson) is a down and out of it and after purchasing a suburban house in California, after he was unable to get the […]

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Taken

Posted: February 2, 2009 at 1:38 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Liam Nesson stars in this fantastic action/thriller that while not paving any new ground is constantly engaging, has great action and one of the more badass lead characters in a film in a while. Bryan (Liam Nesson) is recently retired special ops of sorts from the U.S. government that has moved out to Los Angeles […]

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Wendy and Lucy

Posted: February 2, 2009 at 11:29 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This quiet and simple story is a very real look at poverty and ones relationship to man’s best friend that works to pretty great effect, even on a shoe string budget. Wendy (Michelle Williams) & Lucy (Lucy the dog) are on their way to Alaska. Wendy is looking for work and hears there are plenty […]

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Frozen River

Posted: January 27, 2009 at 10:49 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This low budget indie film is a very excellent debut for Courtney Hunt, and is a solid little thriller/character study of poverty and what it can drive people too.Ray (Melissa Leo) has two sons and they live on the U.S./Canadian border in New York, they were planning on getting a new double wide home to […]

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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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