Reviews

Wanted

Posted: July 10, 2008 at 12:46 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Timur Bekmambetov brings Mark Millar’s graphic novel to life in a visually stunning and entertaining film that comes off a bit rushed and short changed on material.Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) is going no where in life. His girlfriend is cheating on him with his best friend, he hates his job, and he hates his boss […]

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Hancock

Posted: July 10, 2008 at 11:24 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Will Smith’s latest is a definitely entertaining but ultimately flawed film from Peter Berg that could have used a bit more breathing room and depth to the picture.On the surface, Hancock (Will Smith) is a disgruntled, drunk, and collateral damage magnet of a super hero that no one likes. The talk shows of LA are […]

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Wall-E

Posted: July 10, 2008 at 10:01 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Andrew Stanton and Pixar’s latest is right up there with the best of theirs, which is certainly saying something, as Wall-E is one of the best characters in cinema history.The humans have abandoned Earth and left behind an army of robots to clean up the mess. Wall-E is the last of these robots left to […]

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Amazing Short Film

Posted: July 7, 2008 at 8:05 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Amazing, just wonderful! Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo. Here is his site.

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In Bruges on DVD

Posted: June 26, 2008 at 11:44 am   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

In Bruges came out on video this week and you should rush out to buy it as it is currently in the top 3 standings of movies of 08 by my book. Here is my original review! In Bruges Martin McDonagh’s feature debut is an impressive one that weaves dark humor with a bit of […]

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Persepolis and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly on DVD

Posted: June 24, 2008 at 8:40 am   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

Here are a couple of great movies now available to rent. Both French, both true stories, and both are wonderful films. Head down to check them out at your local shop now! Persepolis This adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name is an excellent film that infuses history and humor through the eyes […]

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The Incredible Hulk

Posted: June 20, 2008 at 12:32 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Edward Norton stars in the “reboot” of the Hulk franchise and is a solid second effort from Marvel Studios working as an independent studio.Now, to add some background for my take on this film, I was a fan of Ang Lee’s Hulk. The action was awesome, crazy, and a bit over the top, but it […]

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Get Smart

Posted: June 19, 2008 at 9:38 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Steve Carell stars as Maxwell Smart in this classic TV show adaptation that falls fairly flat unless a joke or gag involves the lead character.Maxwell Smart is an analyst for the secret government organization, Control, which monitors and international activity, especially that of Chaos, which has plans for world domination. Max finally has a high […]

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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies

Posted: June 13, 2008 at 9:52 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This French send up of Bond/Spy films is a mostly successful effort that provides the laughs and plays its cards right on most occasions.We open up on a scene of Hubert Bonisseur (OSS 117) and his partner Jack Jefferson during WWII as they steal a set of blue prints from a Nazi officer, in a […]

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Kung Fu Panda

Posted: June 9, 2008 at 11:03 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The latest addition to the DreamWorks Animation catalog is one of their best, coming not far behind Shrek as one of their best efforts yet.The film is about the training and ascension of a wannabe Kung Fu Master, Po, an overweight Panda that worships the Furious Five and the Masters of the Jade Temple that […]

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