Reviews

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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“Control” on DVD

Posted: June 9, 2008 at 10:28 am   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

I reviewd this film last winter, and put it in my top 10 of last year, and I thought I should bring it back into the public eye now that it is finally on DVD. So go rent Control, a wonderful film by Anton Corbijn that deserves to be discovered by film and music fans […]

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The Fall

Posted: June 6, 2008 at 11:05 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Director Tarsem creates a beautiful piece of visual art that is slightly marred by a shaky story that is a bit all over the place, even if the story defining the story is supposed make things erratic, it still doesn’t quite work all the way (I promise that sentence will make sense by the end […]

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Son of Rambow

Posted: June 4, 2008 at 12:44 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

A film I have been waiting an eternity to see is finally released stateside, and overall is an enjoyable experience. Written and Directed by Garth Jennings, who also did the underrated Hitchhikers Guide adaptation, the title is a coming of age film of sorts, with a message of be yourself and don’t let anyone tell […]

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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Posted: June 4, 2008 at 11:25 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The tales of Narnia continue in this follow up that is superior to the follow up, more action, more peril, darker tone, and very little Christian overtones. Prince Caspian we are quickly introduced to, and who is the current aire to the thrown of Narnia. Waiting to simply become of age to take the thrown, […]

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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Posted: June 4, 2008 at 9:29 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Indiana Jones returns to the screen in a mostly successful film and another solid addition to the franchise. Spielberg, Ford, and Lucas all collaborated and agreed on a film that they all wanted to make and the end product successfully evolves our hero with a little bit more ware and tear and a few more […]

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I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With

Posted: May 28, 2008 at 1:29 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Jeff Garlin writes, directs, and stars, in this subtle, sweet, and somewhat subversive comedy that finally dug its way out and into release, very limited, last year. (That sentence was ridiculous, I apologize)The film follows James Aaron, a forty something that still lives with his mom, to keep her company not because he can’t support […]

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