Speed Racer

Posted: May 14, 2008 at 1:12 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The Wachowski siblings have crafted a fantastic, fun, and exciting piece of cinema that can be enjoyed by anyone willing to let the kid inside of them come out to play. The film centers around the Racer family as they try and challenge the scheme of conglomerate racing mogul Royalton, who is only worried about […]

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Iron Man

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

Summer season starts off with a winner with the release of the excellent debut of Marvel as a standalone entity. Directed by Jon Favreau, Iron Man is a success do to its excellent acting, solid humor, and creating a comic book film that is having fun without being super sappy and or hamming things up.Tony […]

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Indie Summer Preview

Posted: April 30, 2008 at 11:19 am   /   Film, Local

The Indie movie scene is full of a bunch of intriguing releases this summer as well, and some if this fair will most likely rival the major studio stuff that gets released. It may not have the same wiz and bang appeal, but these are some fun and unique flicks that you should definitely keep […]

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The Forbidden Kingdom

Posted: April 30, 2008 at 9:33 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The union of two of the Kung Fu masters of the last 20+ years is finally here, and even though I would have preferred a more contemporary film, this fantasy grounded adventure for sure at the very least entertains.We open the film with a strange fighter fighting off a horde of on slaughters above the […]

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Smart People

Posted: April 30, 2008 at 8:54 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This new dramedy from Noam Murro is a mixed bag in that it can meander at times, but is also genuinely hilarious more than it wallows.Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) is an English professor who has to be driven around for 6 months after possibly suffering a seizure. Enter Chuck (Thomas Haden Church), his scheming and […]

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Summer Movie Season Preview – The Top 20

Posted: April 28, 2008 at 1:48 pm   /   Film, Local

Hey all, I am going to run through this summer’s movie releases and give you guys what I think is going to be worth checking out. I will do a separate type up for the limited releases of the summer, and will instead focus on the “blockbusters” of the summer studio season. I will try […]

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Posted: April 28, 2008 at 1:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller have set an early benchmark for comedies this year with the winner that is Forgetting Sarah Marshall!Peter just got dumped by “sexpot” TV star Sarah Marshall and decides, after a few weeks of promiscuity and wallowing in the remains of his relationship, that he should go to Hawaii to get […]

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Stop-Loss

Posted: April 21, 2008 at 10:50 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Kimberly Peirce’s latest starts off with an exceptional bang, but quickly makes a turn for the worse and devolves into a meandering road film that fails to captivate us nor really care about the fate of these characters.The film starts in Iraq where we get a quick credits sequence that effectively captures the life of […]

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The Grand

Posted: April 21, 2008 at 10:13 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This poker mockumentary from Zak Penn is funny and excellent addition to this sub-genre of films that there needs to be more of.Woody Harrelson is the closet to a lead as “One Eyed” Jack Faro in this ensemble piece about a poker tournament, “The Grand”, with a few million dollars at stake that will let […]

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Leatherheads

Posted: April 21, 2008 at 9:33 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

George Clooney’s latest directorial effort is a pretty entertaining affair, if you know what to expect going in. And what should you expect you might ask? The movie is a throwback homage to the screwball comedies of yesteryear and does an excellent job of capturing the spirit and fun of those films.Set in the 20’s […]

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