The Reader

Posted: January 12, 2009 at 11:04 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Stephen Daldry’s latest is a well acted, well paced, and a surprisingly twisted and turning plot that engages you from start to finish.Michael Berg is a young boy living in Germany almost fifteen years after the end of WWII. While riding the tram home one day he finds himself getting sick and gets off and […]

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Frost/Nixon

Posted: January 9, 2009 at 9:58 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Ron Howards latest is a nice little film about history that does a fine job of humanizing Nixon while still holding him accountable, and is full of a number good performances. Richard M. Nixon (Frank Langella) is the only president to ever resign from office, and in doing so a nation was cheated and robbed […]

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The Spirit

Posted: January 8, 2009 at 10:06 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Frank Miller steps behind the camera solo and creates a visually beautiful, but wholly absurd and over the top film, that if you know what it is going for heading into the picture, is an entertaining piece.The Spirit (Gabriel Macht) loves his city and he has sworn to protect it from the evil of the […]

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Doubt

Posted: January 5, 2009 at 9:26 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The film adaptation of this award winning play is superbly acted, beautifully shot, and while maybe a bit long winded from time to time, it remains constantly engaging and keeps you guessing and talking after the film is over.Sister James (Amy Adams) is the newest sister and teacher at the local Bronx church school which […]

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Let the Right One In

Posted: January 5, 2009 at 8:11 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This Romanian vampire thriller is full of suspense, a fantastic story, and a couple of outstanding performances from its pair of child actors.Oskar is a picked on twelve year old boy who spends his days after school fantasizing about his chance to finally stand up to these boys and hopefully even hurt them in the […]

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Valkyrie

Posted: January 5, 2009 at 7:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Tom Cruise and Bryan Singer team up for a solid suspense thriller that surrounds the conspiring, attempt, and fallout of the final assassination attempt on Adolph Hitler during WWII.Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) is a member of the Nazi army and after his stint in North Africa, in late 1944 Stauffenberg becomes more concerned […]

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Yes Man

Posted: January 5, 2009 at 6:35 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Jim Carrey’s latest isn’t a wholly original piece of work, but it is funny, with a joke never really falling flat for this viewer.Carrey plays a Carl, loan approver at bank and has no sign of upward mobility in his job, Carl avoids his friends, and says ‘no’ to just about everything. Enter a chance […]

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Teeth

Posted: December 29, 2008 at 10:01 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This indie horror/dark comedy is an entertaining enough film that has some funny moments and saves itself from being an atrocious mess by simply letting us know it is in on the joke as well.Now, that isn’t to say that the film doesn’t do a good job at being a coming of age film for […]

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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Posted: December 29, 2008 at 7:54 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This look into the life of Hunter Thompson is a great look into the life an incredible and astonishing individual that serves a great history lesson, but doesn’t get into the guys head as one would think a documentary focusing on the man would get.The film picks up right around the time Hunter started his […]

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Posted: December 23, 2008 at 9:33 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

David Fincher’s latest is an epic tale of the life of Benjamin Button and it is an amazing tale, fantastic production value, and a film that will only grow richer on subsequent viewings.When Benjamin (Brad Pitt) is born he doesn’t look quite right, and upon further inspection by a doctor, he shows all the signs […]

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