Reviews

Dan In Real Life

Posted: March 12, 2008 at 12:53 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Steve Carell stars in this dramedy about family and finding love and while being solid throughout, never really excels to anything much higher.Carell Stars as Dan, a parental advice columnist who finds out he might get to go national through syndication as he leaves for an annual family get away with his parents and siblings […]

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Feast of Love

Posted: March 12, 2008 at 11:47 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

An interesting look at love that dissects a number of individuals’ lives that are all closely connected and the consequences and effects love has on this group of individuals.Morgan Freeman serves as a mediator and father figure for all of these individuals as he deals with his issues with his family while trying to protect […]

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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day

Posted: March 12, 2008 at 10:54 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This adaptation of a book by the same name is a fun period film for the actors to have some fun in, and they do, but ultimately is a bit off in a couple of areas and doesn’t gel overall as a film.Amy Adams and Frances McDormand star as a bubbly, American, wanna be actress […]

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Death at a Funeral

Posted: March 10, 2008 at 11:29 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Frank Oz’s newest film is a British ensemble that is full of laughs and was one of the funniest films of 2007.The films entire run time takes place over the course of one funeral for the father of a pair of brothers, Daniel and Robert, when a collision of drugs, hidden agenda, and infidelity all […]

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In Bruges

Posted: March 10, 2008 at 9:55 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Martin McDonagh’s feature debut is an impressive one that weaves dark humor with a bit of action while diving into the psyche of a hit man.Ray and Ken (Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, respectively) are instructed by their employer Harry (Ralph Fiennes) to lay low in Bruges, Belgium after performing a hit in London while […]

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The Amateurs

Posted: March 10, 2008 at 9:07 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The long delayed and name changed title finally found its way out and the impressive ensemble cast can’t save this film from mediocrity in the end.Andy is an underachieving idea man that has a small group of close friends that will follow him into anything, from pyramid schemes to porno films. This film is about […]

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Be Kind Rewind

Posted: March 10, 2008 at 8:16 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Michel Gondry’s latest is an odd film that displays his creative flair but gets lost in itself by not packing that heartwarming punch it goes for while ditching what it does best, “sweeding”What is “sweeding” you ask? Well that is what this film is all about; “sweeding” is the low budget bare bones reproduction of […]

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Charlie Bartlett

Posted: February 27, 2008 at 11:04 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Jon Poll’s look at the high schooler’s psyche is an intermittently successful attempt at creating a fresh high school comedy.Charlie Bartlett is a private school kid who is forced to go to public school where Charlie Bartlett hopes to live up to the greatest dream in his life, to be popular! He does this by […]

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Lust, Caution

Posted: February 26, 2008 at 11:48 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Ang Lee’s follow up to Brokeback Mountain takes him back to as he weaves a sexual espionage thriller that works to decent effect.The film follows Tang Wei as Chia Chi Wong who becomes involved in a resistance groups attempt to assassinate a Chinese official working, Mr. Yee, who is working with the Japanese who are […]

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2 Days in Paris

Posted: February 26, 2008 at 11:18 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Julie Delpy’s directorial debut is a wonderful look at relationships with great comedy and truth that you don’t normally find in films nowadays.A very real feeling film from start to finish, Delpy crafts and entertaining and well crafted piece of cinema that was ignored by far too many people. Marion (Delpy) and Jack (Adam Goldberg) […]

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