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Sydney White

by zac / Published: February 11, 2008 at 3:20 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This predictable teeny bopper aimed spin on Snow White has its moments if you are a dork and supplies some decent laughs from time to time if you know what you are getting into.The film is entirely predictable and nothing will really surprise you here, but if you are sitting down to watch this you […]

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets

by zac / Published: February 11, 2008 at 2:48 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The follow up to the entertaining box-office hit plays to the dim-witted and oblivious to create a laughable film that some how remains watchable and entertaining to an extent.Checking your mind at the door is a stupid way to appraise a film, but in this case it might be worth it because the film plays […]

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley

by zac / Published: February 7, 2008 at 11:45 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This Irish import from Ken Loach is a wonderful little look into the rise of the IRA in the early 20th century and the affect the war in Ireland had on its people. The political and physical turmoil is told very well from an Irish bias at the beginning of the film before stepping back […]

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Persepolis

by zac / Published: February 5, 2008 at 10:09 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name is an excellent film that infuses history and humor through the eyes of a child to examine the transition of Iran into a totalitarian state.Written and Directed by Marjane Satrapi, along with Vincent Paronnaud, she adapts her semi-autobiographical novel with great effect allowing us to […]

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The Hunting Party

by zac / Published: February 5, 2008 at 9:03 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Richard Shepard’s follow up to the entertaining The Matador is a knockout that takes you along for the ride from start to finish. The film follows Duck, a war camera man that won awards and gained recognition working with Simon Hunt who was the top field journalist of his time. After an on screen meltdown […]

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King Of California

by zac / Published: February 4, 2008 at 10:46 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Mike Cahill creates a character based comedy that works and holds interest but plods along and doesn’t suck us in like it should for most of the film.The premise sounds fun, and is at times, but it is very deliberately paced and feels far longer then its hour and a half run time. The movie […]

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The Nines

by zac / Published: February 4, 2008 at 9:34 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

John August has created an interesting and experimental film that works on a number of levels but doesn’t quite gel into something really wonderful.Ryan Reynolds stars in three chapters that are all connected, how they are connected is revealed over the course of the film. Melissa McCarthy is also interwoven with Reynolds characters along with […]

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Cassandra’s Dream

by zac / Published: January 31, 2008 at 9:54 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Woody Allen’s second endeavor into crime drama, after the excellent Match Point, is another solid effort with excellent work from the cast, but a story that doesn’t really surprise on many levels.We are quickly introduced to Ian and Terry (Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell, respectively) who are looking to purchase a small sail boat. We […]

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Breach

by zac / Published: January 30, 2008 at 3:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Billy Ray’s directorial follow up to the excellent Shattered Glass is a solid political thriller that is diminished by the fact that we know the outcome from the opening frame.The story tells the events leading up to the arrest of Robert Hanssen, a FBI operative who was the biggest double agent spies in the history […]

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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

by zac / Published: January 30, 2008 at 1:52 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The most entertaining documentary I have ever seen is this little seen gem about Donkey Kong and the fight to own the world record on the classic arcade game.Billy Mitchell is the arcade video game player of the 80’s and the owner of the world record of Donkey Kong at 874,300. Billy in the present […]

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