Reviews

Control

Posted: November 3, 2007 at 12:57 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This is one of those movies that comes out of no where and smacks you in the face with how good it is. Control, by first time feature director Anton Corbijn (veteran of many music videos), knocks the rise and fall of Joy Division lead singer Ian Curtis. The movie starts with Curtis finding his […]

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Lars and the Real Girl

Posted: October 31, 2007 at 9:39 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Ryan Gosling is fantastic in this quirky, silly, and a bit ridiculous coming of age story. Lars is lonely, damaged, quiet, shy, and avoids human contact pretty much whenever possible. He in a normal job, living in the garage of the family house which is occupied by his brother(Paul Schneider) and his expecting wife(Emily Mortimer). […]

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Gone Baby Gone

Posted: October 31, 2007 at 9:12 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Another movie dealing with the loss of a child, this one excels on pretty much every level. Gone Baby Gone is an adaptation of the Dennis Lehane(Mystic River) novel by Ben Affleck in his directorial debut. I have always been a fan of Affleck and I am glad that he does a great job here […]

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Reservation Road

Posted: October 31, 2007 at 8:50 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This Oscar hopeful unfortunately falls short. Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo star in this serious drama about the effect of a hit and run can have on the two parties involved; the grieving family and the runner. Ruffalo plays the runner and i good as always. Playing the tortured soul to a great effect, we […]

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The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D

Posted: October 21, 2007 at 10:10 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

I’ll keep this one short. The Tim Burton produced stop-motion animated musical is a classic and one of the best of it’s kind. Jack Skelington tries to convince Halloweentown to throw Christmas instead of Halloween so Jack can feel something new in his life. I view this as a Christmas movie, but people celebrate this […]

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The Darjeeling Limited

Posted: October 21, 2007 at 3:37 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

I need to start off this review with a disclaimer, I love Wes Anderson’s films, love, love, love them, and I love this one too, but I will try to be unbiased and will write this review with average movie fan and not as a Wes Anderson fanatic.So The Darjeeling Limited is a train, and […]

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The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Posted: October 19, 2007 at 11:04 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

What we have here is an amazing, gripping, and fantastically produced piece of cinema, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is one of, if not the best, film I have seen all year. Now there is a lot of time left in the year, and a lot of good looking movies […]

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Into the Wild

Posted: October 17, 2007 at 8:51 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Sean Penn directs his first movie in six years and knocks it out of the park. Into the Wild follows the post graduate life of Christopher McCandless, an Emory graduate that decides to give up everything he has and set off on a life of tramping around the country in an attempt to rediscover himself.When […]

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Michael Clayton

Posted: October 14, 2007 at 11:08 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This is the kind of movie we need more of, intelligent thrillers, that keeps you guessing, constantly engages you in the picture, and doesn’t take the audiences knowledge for granted.Tony Gilroy, writer of the Bourne movies, makes his directorial debut here and does a fantastic job and he made his job a lot easier by […]

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We Own the Night

Posted: October 14, 2007 at 10:44 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This cop drama is pretty much standard fare across the board story board with nothing we haven’t seen before. I think one thing that took a bit away from me on this movie was that the preview gave way too much away. But anyways, the lead, Joaquin Phoenix, does some great work here and is […]

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