Reviews

Teeth

Posted: December 29, 2008 at 10:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This indie horror/dark comedy is an entertaining enough film that has some funny moments and saves itself from being an atrocious mess by simply letting us know it is in on the joke as well.Now, that isn’t to say that the film doesn’t do a good job at being a coming of age film for […]

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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Posted: December 29, 2008 at 7:54 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This look into the life of Hunter Thompson is a great look into the life an incredible and astonishing individual that serves a great history lesson, but doesn’t get into the guys head as one would think a documentary focusing on the man would get.The film picks up right around the time Hunter started his […]

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Posted: December 23, 2008 at 9:33 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

David Fincher’s latest is an epic tale of the life of Benjamin Button and it is an amazing tale, fantastic production value, and a film that will only grow richer on subsequent viewings.When Benjamin (Brad Pitt) is born he doesn’t look quite right, and upon further inspection by a doctor, he shows all the signs […]

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The Wrestler

Posted: December 18, 2008 at 11:00 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Darren Aronofsky has returned with his fourth feature and the results are an engaging, sad, and fantastic character study anchored by a fantastic performance by Mickey Rourke.Randy “The Ram” Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was “The” wrestler back in 1986. Working his way through the ranks, The Ram made his way to the top of the professional […]

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The Brothers Bloom

Posted: December 18, 2008 at 10:59 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Rian Johnson is back with another solid entry in his sophomore debut, which is full of humor, style, and great work by everyone involved, all mixed with a story that really makes you care about the characters and their plot they are involved in.Stephen (Mark Ruffalo) and Bloom (Adrien Brody) have been con men for […]

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The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

Posted: December 16, 2008 at 11:01 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Keanu Reeves stars in this remake of the lauded cautionary tale original, putting a relevant green spin on things; the effect is a solid sci-fi thriller that operates with reserve instead of going way over the top.Helen Benson (Jenifer Connelly) is a scientist that deals with studying bacteria and elements on outer space bodies like […]

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Four Christmases

Posted: December 15, 2008 at 4:59 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Seth Gordon’s feature debut is unfortunately a lackluster affair, though is saved from being a complete atrocity from the work of Vince Vaughn (though, he has been far, far better at times).Brad and Kate have been a happily unmarried couple for three years now, they are successful, live together, and have no interest in spending […]

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Man On Wire

Posted: December 15, 2008 at 2:46 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

James Marsh’s latest documentary is the story of one man’s dream to tight rope walk between the two towers of the world trade center and the lengths the man, and the people around him, went through to make his dream a reality.Philippe Petit is the man who had this dream and he himself is a […]

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Transsiberian

Posted: December 15, 2008 at 2:04 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Brad Anderson’s train thriller is an effective piece of cinema that keeps tension high while taking a series of twists and turns along the way.The film opens with the police investigation of a drug dealer that was robbed and killed, with the investigation headed up by Grinko (Ben Kingsley) who after discovering that someone is […]

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Twilight

Posted: December 10, 2008 at 2:17 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The hotly anticipated adaptation of the hit teen vampire romance series is a fairly successful adaptation to the big screen.Bella (Kristen Stewart) lives happily in Phoenix but is forced to relocate back to her home town of Forks, Washington, the wettest and most cloud covered city in the country. Moving in the middle of second […]

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