Reviews

Death Sentence (2007)

Posted: September 1, 2008 at 7:58 pm   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

Spoiler Alert! Death Sentence is arresting film from the start. Instead of a family album, a montage of home movies depicting a happy family growing up together is the opening scene. The joy of young sons playing together; learning to ride a bike; playing sports with proud parents applauding; a mom blowing out birthday candles […]

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Hamlet 2

Posted: August 22, 2008 at 12:35 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This irreverent and silly comedy starting Steve Coogan is coming off being the hit film of Sundance and it does a very good job of being funny, even with the lunacy, absurdness, and predictability that fill the picture. Dana Marschz is a high school drama teacher that has moved to Tucson, AZ after failing to […]

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Pineapple Express (2008)

Posted: August 16, 2008 at 9:57 am   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

Caution: Spoilers A film from the talents that brought us: “Freaks and Geeks”, “Knocked Up” and “George Washington”, among others, “Pineapple Express” certainly blazes on the big screen. Director, David Gordon Green, known for more serious films like “Snow Angels” and “Undertow”, brings a nice, everyday on the down-low atmosphere to the jocular writing styles […]

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Posted: August 14, 2008 at 10:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

George Lucas has decided to keep the Star Wars franchise alive by producing two television series, the first of which to debut is, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This film is the first story arc of the television show and introduces us to this fun and exciting new look into the Star Wars universe. The […]

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Tropic Thunder

Posted: August 12, 2008 at 10:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Ben Stiller returns to the director’s chair to direct this satirical farce on and gets pretty great results out of it. The film opens with a number of faux trailers and commercials for the stars in the film and they are pretty funny, but I won’t spoil those here; but they aren’t quite as good […]

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Reign of Fire (2002)

Posted: August 6, 2008 at 3:57 pm   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

Reign of Fire is the title of an action movie directed by Bob Bowman who is the highly regarded Director of the X-Files. His venture into movie making for the big screen can be considered a good move judging by the action adventure impact of Reign of Fire. I was impressed on many levels, starting […]

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The Wackness (2008)

Posted: August 5, 2008 at 6:55 am   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

Definition of “wackness,” as according to urbandictionary.com — “The state of being wack. A measure of the degree to which someone or something is wack. Alternatively, an exclamation indicating a high degree of wackness in the general surroundings.” The Wackness is the story of Luke Shapiro, a teenager living in New York City in 1994. […]

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Joshua (2007)

Posted: August 4, 2008 at 6:51 am   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

Joshua is the title of a movie directed by George Ratliff and starring, Sam Rockwell, the father Brad Cairn (of Galaxy Quest and the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy fame), Vera Farmiga, the mother Abby Cairn (Matt Damon’s love interest in the Departed), Dallas Roberts, the uncle Ned Davidoff (of 3:10 to Yuma fame), and […]

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Step Brothers

Posted: August 2, 2008 at 5:50 pm   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

It’s not often that you get to see John C. Reily and Will Farrell making fools out of themselves, acting like a couple of goofballs… or, eh….. Step Brothers is the story of, you guessed it, two step brothers. 39 year old Dale (Reily), and 40 year old Brennan (Farrell), are a couple of adults […]

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Eastern Promises

Posted: July 31, 2008 at 5:49 pm   /   DVD News, Local, Movie Reviews

Eastern Promises (2007) Gruesome, dark, harsh, extremely painful, powerful and hopeful—all begin and ultimately describe the emotional and visual impact of viewing Eastern Promises a recent release from director, David Cronenberg. Actor Vigo Mortensen, of Lord of the Rings and History of Violence fame is Nikolai Luzhin, an undercover police officer trying to infiltrate a […]

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