Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Posted: December 14, 2007 at 10:55 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

HP and OTP is the best film in the series and sets the tables for the thrilling conclusion of the last two films to come. The book and the film both serve as set-ups for the last two plot lines but that doesn’t hurt the material as it is both full of information and adventure.David […]

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Ratatouille

Posted: December 12, 2007 at 10:37 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Hands down the best animated film of the year (unless Persepolis blows me away whenever I get to see it) and probably the best since Brad Bird’s last film, the masterpiece that is The Incredibles, Ratatouille is a fantastic story about rats, cooking, and believing in anyone.We follow two main characters in this film Remy […]

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The Bourne Ultimatum

Posted: December 12, 2007 at 9:57 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Possibly the best movie of the summer, and almost a lock for my top 10 of the year, Bourne comes to your home on DVD this week and I will use this opportunity to right my review of the film.Bourne is just as kid the second time around and surprisingly still very intense. That was […]

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Pixar In-Jokes

Posted: December 12, 2007 at 8:40 am   /   Local, Movie News

This is a great article that I came across that is full of a ton of the Pixar film in-jokes and nods to one another. I didn’t know about quite a few of them and it was a fun read. Jim Hill, the author, wrote this as he tried to solve a bet to find […]

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Black Book

Posted: December 10, 2007 at 11:57 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The newest film by Paul Verhoeven, of 80’s action movie fame, is a great WWII thriller revolving around a rich Jewish girl on the run and her eventual role in the resistance. Carice van Houten stars as Rachel/Ellis and is a wonderful find for the film fans (American producers have taken notice and have gobbled […]

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Paris, je t’aime

Posted: December 10, 2007 at 11:18 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This is a great collection of short films that rarely let down at all while giving you a fun visual tour of both love and Paris. Since there are a number of people involved I will just go over my favorite entries, but just know that there are few that will let you down. The […]

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The Namesake

Posted: December 10, 2007 at 9:49 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Mira Nair has taken this adaptation of the novel of the same name and turned in a touching and entertaining movie that while remaining constantly enjoyable, never rises above being anything but pretty good.Irfan Khan, Tabu, and Kal Penn share the lead in this movie with each giving us a fascinating look into Indian culture […]

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The Golden Compass

Posted: December 9, 2007 at 8:49 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Chris Weitz first foray into the fantasy realm is one that is inspiring, and is almost something great, but I can’t help like feeling there was so much more to know. The film looks fantastic, with top notch CGI throughout, doing an exceptional job with the dæmon’s (pronounced demons), the animal manifestation of ones soul […]

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Posted: December 6, 2007 at 9:56 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Tim Burton and Johnny Depp re-team for their 6th film together, and is my favorite Burton film since Big Fish, and is probably right there with Big Fish for his second best film behind Ed Wood.The film is an adaptation of the Broadway show of the same name and is a full blown musical, so […]

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Before the Devil Knows Your Dead

Posted: December 3, 2007 at 9:31 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Sidney Lumet’s new film is an interesting take on the crime drama, by taking a small simple crime and examining the consequences of what can happen if everything went wrong. The movie is a very intimate look into the lives of everyone involved and can be even more intimate than most crime films due to […]

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