Reviews

The Orphanage

Posted: January 12, 2008 at 9:34 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Juan Antonio Bayona makes his feature film debut in this great little ghost story. Guillermo del Toro produces and throws his name on the film to try and get it some viewers based solely on his credentials but the reviews and word of mouth should be enough to sell this excellent suspense thriller.The film opens […]

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Year of the Dog

Posted: January 10, 2008 at 9:30 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Mike White adds director to his repertoire with this kind of heavy comedy that walks a fine line of being light hearted and fun, but is ultimately a very sad and tragic story. After having fairly good success with his writing career, White steps behind the camera for his latest script, and the results are […]

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Le Vie En Rose

Posted: January 7, 2008 at 11:43 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This musical biopic does nothing terribly new for the genre, and at times is very stereotypical, contains a very good performance by Marion Cotillard as the lead Edith Paif, but the film is ultimately hampered by the fact that Piaf, even if she was an amazing singer, is an extremely unlikable person and very hard […]

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Posted: January 7, 2008 at 10:28 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Julian Schnabel’s new film is an excellent piece of cinema that is both an incredible true story matched with a unique sense of storytelling, that you wouldn’t think would work as well as it does, that immerses you in the lead character of Bauby. We awake with Bauby and for the first 15 min or […]

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Margot at the Wedding

Posted: January 6, 2008 at 11:03 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Noah Baumbach’s follow up to 2005’s Squid and the Whale continues with that films dysfunctional family theme and it works just as splendidly for Margot as it did with fore mentioned film.Baumbach’s writing is just stellar with his off-beat sense of humor and a knack at finding hilarity in the awkwardness and uncomfortable settings the […]

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Eastern Promises

Posted: January 2, 2008 at 11:04 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

David Cronenberg’s follow up to History of Violence also stars Viggo Mortensen and is just as good, if not better than, that excellent film from two years ago.The opening scenes set up the cruxes of the story, an ill advised hit as well as the birth of a baby girl and the death of her […]

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Posted: January 2, 2008 at 9:15 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The newest film out of the Apatow camp is by far the weakest, but still has some good laughs and an enjoyable turn by John C. Reilly as Dewey Cox.As a spoof movie, it is a fun romp, and has to be a million times better than the likes of Epic Movie or that recent […]

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Once

Posted: January 2, 2008 at 8:15 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

One of the top films of the year is this little seen masterpiece. Having seen it 3 times now does not take away from the excellence of this film and I urge to rush out and see this now. An Irish “musical,” Guy meets Girl and they bond over the creation of music. Guy and […]

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I Am Legend

Posted: December 27, 2007 at 12:05 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Will Smith’s newest blockbuster works really well for about 75% of the time and the other 25% is just good. Robert Neville is the last human in NYC, is accompanied by his German Sheppard Sam as they hunt for food and go through their daily routine everyday during the daylight. At night they are forced […]

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Alien vs Predator: Requiem

Posted: December 27, 2007 at 10:05 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

A guilty pleasure film for sure, this follow up to the bad AVP from a couple of years ago is by no means a good movie in the traditional sense, but the parts that we are here to see, are done well and the film is at least entertaining if you know what your are […]

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