Reviews

Alien vs Predator: Requiem

Posted: December 27, 2007 at 10:05 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

A guilty pleasure film for sure, this follow up to the bad AVP from a couple of years ago is by no means a good movie in the traditional sense, but the parts that we are here to see, are done well and the film is at least entertaining if you know what your are […]

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Charlie Wilson’s War

Posted: December 27, 2007 at 8:45 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Mike Nichols new film is a great piece of history through film with a story that few people probably have heard of or know much about in the first place.Tom Hanks stars as the title character; a congressman from a small district in Texas that you would think didn’t have much power, but has a […]

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Romance & Cigarettes

Posted: December 21, 2007 at 9:26 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The long delayed New York based musical by John Turturro finally gets to show its face, and sadly, outside of a few good laughs here and there this one is not a winner.The film has no direction at all for 2/3 of the film. It feels like a random splattering of scenes most of the […]

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Posted: December 17, 2007 at 9:10 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

At World’s End is the solid, but a bit underwhelming, conclusion to the Pirates trilogy. Everyone returns, plus a couple of new faces, to finish the battle for the high seas with amazing special effects and a convoluted plot. World’s End opens with a ridiculous mass hanging scene that sets the wheels in motion for […]

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Atonement

Posted: December 15, 2007 at 11:50 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This period drama and Oscar hopeful delivers on multiple levels, at varying times, but meanders occasionally leaving us a bit unfocused at times. Now, I will say I do want to see it again as the theater environment I saw it in was anything but ideal, not to mention it is hard to focus when […]

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Superbad

Posted: December 14, 2007 at 11:21 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The most recent Apatow produced comedy continues the run of pretty good comedies by the fore mentioned comedy mastermind. Superbad revolves around the story of two seniors Evan and Seth who find the opportunity to possibly get laid at the last big high school party they will ever get to go to. Outcasts of the […]

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Posted: December 14, 2007 at 10:55 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

HP and OTP is the best film in the series and sets the tables for the thrilling conclusion of the last two films to come. The book and the film both serve as set-ups for the last two plot lines but that doesn’t hurt the material as it is both full of information and adventure.David […]

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Ratatouille

Posted: December 12, 2007 at 10:37 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Hands down the best animated film of the year (unless Persepolis blows me away whenever I get to see it) and probably the best since Brad Bird’s last film, the masterpiece that is The Incredibles, Ratatouille is a fantastic story about rats, cooking, and believing in anyone.We follow two main characters in this film Remy […]

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The Bourne Ultimatum

Posted: December 12, 2007 at 9:57 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Possibly the best movie of the summer, and almost a lock for my top 10 of the year, Bourne comes to your home on DVD this week and I will use this opportunity to right my review of the film.Bourne is just as kid the second time around and surprisingly still very intense. That was […]

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Black Book

Posted: December 10, 2007 at 11:57 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The newest film by Paul Verhoeven, of 80’s action movie fame, is a great WWII thriller revolving around a rich Jewish girl on the run and her eventual role in the resistance. Carice van Houten stars as Rachel/Ellis and is a wonderful find for the film fans (American producers have taken notice and have gobbled […]

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