The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Posted: 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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Year of the Dog

Posted: January 10, 2008 at 9:30 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Mike White adds director to his repertoire with this kind of heavy comedy that walks a fine line of being light hearted and fun, but is ultimately a very sad and tragic story. After having fairly good success with his writing career, White steps behind the camera for his latest script, and the results are […]

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Sundance Movies to Keep and Eye On

Posted: January 10, 2008 at 9:28 am   /   Local, Movie News

I’ve thrown together a quick look at some of the films at Sundance that peak my interest. Since most of these films don’t have a release dates yet expect them to trickle out throughout the year. In Bruges – Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeason star as two hitmen that are forced to stay in Bruges. […]

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Le Vie En Rose

Posted: January 7, 2008 at 11:43 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This musical biopic does nothing terribly new for the genre, and at times is very stereotypical, contains a very good performance by Marion Cotillard as the lead Edith Paif, but the film is ultimately hampered by the fact that Piaf, even if she was an amazing singer, is an extremely unlikable person and very hard […]

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The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Posted: January 7, 2008 at 10:28 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Julian Schnabel’s new film is an excellent piece of cinema that is both an incredible true story matched with a unique sense of storytelling, that you wouldn’t think would work as well as it does, that immerses you in the lead character of Bauby. We awake with Bauby and for the first 15 min or […]

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Margot at the Wedding

Posted: January 6, 2008 at 11:03 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Noah Baumbach’s follow up to 2005’s Squid and the Whale continues with that films dysfunctional family theme and it works just as splendidly for Margot as it did with fore mentioned film.Baumbach’s writing is just stellar with his off-beat sense of humor and a knack at finding hilarity in the awkwardness and uncomfortable settings the […]

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08 Pre-Summer Preview

Posted: January 2, 2008 at 1:49 pm   /   Local, Movie News

A look at the movies I am looking forward to or that are on my radar in the up coming months. Without delay, let’s begin.January 11th27 Dresses – Katherine Heigl stars as the ultimate brides made who can’t find love of her own. I bet she does at the end, and we can only hope […]

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Eastern Promises

Posted: January 2, 2008 at 11:04 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

David Cronenberg’s follow up to History of Violence also stars Viggo Mortensen and is just as good, if not better than, that excellent film from two years ago.The opening scenes set up the cruxes of the story, an ill advised hit as well as the birth of a baby girl and the death of her […]

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

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

The newest film out of the Apatow camp is by far the weakest, but still has some good laughs and an enjoyable turn by John C. Reilly as Dewey Cox.As a spoof movie, it is a fun romp, and has to be a million times better than the likes of Epic Movie or that recent […]

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Once

Posted: January 2, 2008 at 8:15 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

One of the top films of the year is this little seen masterpiece. Having seen it 3 times now does not take away from the excellence of this film and I urge to rush out and see this now. An Irish “musical,” Guy meets Girl and they bond over the creation of music. Guy and […]

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