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27 Dresses

by zac / Published: January 21, 2008 at 2:23 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The first romantic comedy of the year sets the bar high for all the future films in the genre that follow this year.Katherine Heigl tries to continue on the success of last summer’s Knocked Up with this better than average romcom. The story stays fairly traditional and predictable but it does everything very well and […]

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Cloverfield

by zac / Published: January 20, 2008 at 7:15 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The hype began with the excellent teaser on Transformers and the film delivers on pretty much every level. An excellent monster/disaster flick, the film is fast, fun, and fairly unpredictable.We start off with the morning after a romantic encounter between Rob and Beth, being filmed by Rob on his camcorder, as they begin to set […]

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The Savages

by zac / Published: January 20, 2008 at 5:53 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This wonderful little film from Tamara Jenkins is a look at the guilt that surroundings putting a loved one in a nursing home surrounding a couple of characters that are right out of a Wes Anderson/Noah Baumbach film. While the sister/brother combo in this film isn’t as eccentric as some of the characters in those […]

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Zodiac: Directors Cut

by zac / Published: January 18, 2008 at 1:04 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

David Fincher’s latest is a crime masterpiece and leads us on a history lesson through the obsessive lives these crimes forced these men into.Zodiac was sold as a creepy serial killer film filled with horror murders to the public, and while it does contain all of those aspects, there isn’t a murder after the first […]

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Reel Geezers

by zac / Published: January 18, 2008 at 1:02 pm   /   Local, Viral Videos

I had to share this, these two are great and provide a great alternative and inspired reviews of some of todays recent movies, check them out! Reel Geezers Thanks to Pop Candy for sharing these guys!

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There Will Be Blood

by zac / Published: January 15, 2008 at 9:24 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film is a masterpiece for the first 2/3 of the film but drags intermittently between some amazing scenes the rest of the way out, leaving it falling short of being the masterpiece it almost was.We start off in 1898 in a sun bleached desert watching Daniel Plainview, Daniel Day Lewis in […]

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Sunshine

by zac / Published: January 14, 2008 at 9:20 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Danny Boyle’s newest genre to play in is this great piece of sci-fi cinema that feels very fresh and original, most of the time, and keeps the viewer engaged throughout.The crew of Icarus 2 is on a mission to reboot the sun which is dying and causing for a temperature decrease on Earth. The plan […]

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3:10 to Yuma

by zac / Published: January 13, 2008 at 2:20 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

James Magnold’s new film is the first big studio western since Unforgiven, and along with The Assassination of Jesse James harkens a call for a return to this genre in cinema as long as it is taken seriously and in talented hands.Talent is abundant with the leads of Russell Crowe and Christian Bale, staring as […]

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The Orphanage

by zac / Published: 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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The Tales of Beedle the Bard

by zac / Published: January 10, 2008 at 10:45 am   /   Local, Movie News

For those that don’t know, J.K. Rowling hand wrote 7 copies of the book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which appeared in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows and gave them as presents to 6 close friends and auctioned off one for charity. Well Amazon.com were the mystery buyers of the book, for 3.8 […]

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