Reviews

07 Year in Review

Posted: February 22, 2008 at 12:34 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

2007 was a fantastic year for film and filled with a number of movies worth investing your time to at least see. To be able to see all those movies though means that I had to wait as long as possible to write this 07 Year in review so I could see as many films […]

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Cashback

Posted: February 18, 2008 at 12:36 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Sean Ellis’ latest is a feature length version of an Oscar nominated short film of the same name and sadly, I imagine it worked far better in the short subject format. This whole film seems dragged out and stretched like butter over too much bread if I can quote Bilbo Baggins. There is some genuinely […]

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Posted: February 18, 2008 at 11:52 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The follow up to the Oscar nominated film, Elizabeth, allows Cate Blanchett to get back into the role that made her famous and the result is a mixed bag.Spain is threatening the rule of England and their way of life as the King Phillip of Spain uses the command of God and spread of Catholicism […]

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Definitely, Maybe

Posted: February 13, 2008 at 10:00 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Ryan Reynolds stars in this Romantic dramadey that focuses on the romantic trials and tribulations of William Hayes and the for the most part is a pretty solid picture.William Hayes is about to get divorced and his daughter tries to get him to tell him the story of his past love life hoping that he […]

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Sydney White

Posted: February 11, 2008 at 3:20 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This predictable teeny bopper aimed spin on Snow White has its moments if you are a dork and supplies some decent laughs from time to time if you know what you are getting into.The film is entirely predictable and nothing will really surprise you here, but if you are sitting down to watch this you […]

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Posted: February 11, 2008 at 2:48 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The follow up to the entertaining box-office hit plays to the dim-witted and oblivious to create a laughable film that some how remains watchable and entertaining to an extent.Checking your mind at the door is a stupid way to appraise a film, but in this case it might be worth it because the film plays […]

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Posted: February 7, 2008 at 11:45 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This Irish import from Ken Loach is a wonderful little look into the rise of the IRA in the early 20th century and the affect the war in Ireland had on its people. The political and physical turmoil is told very well from an Irish bias at the beginning of the film before stepping back […]

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Persepolis

Posted: February 5, 2008 at 10:09 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name is an excellent film that infuses history and humor through the eyes of a child to examine the transition of Iran into a totalitarian state.Written and Directed by Marjane Satrapi, along with Vincent Paronnaud, she adapts her semi-autobiographical novel with great effect allowing us to […]

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The Hunting Party

Posted: February 5, 2008 at 9:03 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Richard Shepard’s follow up to the entertaining The Matador is a knockout that takes you along for the ride from start to finish. The film follows Duck, a war camera man that won awards and gained recognition working with Simon Hunt who was the top field journalist of his time. After an on screen meltdown […]

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King Of California

Posted: February 4, 2008 at 10:46 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Mike Cahill creates a character based comedy that works and holds interest but plods along and doesn’t suck us in like it should for most of the film.The premise sounds fun, and is at times, but it is very deliberately paced and feels far longer then its hour and a half run time. The movie […]

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