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Year One

Posted: June 18, 2009 at 8:54 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Harold Ramis is back behind the camera for his latest with his new Apatow friends and the result is a intermittently humorous film that is rather mediocre to not funny for over half the film. Oh and Zed are a pair of tribesmen that are quite the pair of failures in their tribe. Zed is […]

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Away We Go

Posted: June 12, 2009 at 12:59 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

“Away We Go” is a great example of when to not judge a book by it’s cover. It is being cleverly marketed as an indie comedy similar to the way “Juno” was a year and half ago.  This film maintains a lot of the indie cinema mainstays like indie rock soundtrack, quirky characters, and even […]

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Up

Posted: May 28, 2009 at 10:03 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

To be perfectly honest I thought I was going to enjoy this movie. I have high expectations with Pixar films. However, last years Pixar film Wall-E had such a great trailer that it almost moved me to tears. The trailer for Up was exciting, but didn’t have the same effect. So, yes I thought I […]

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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Posted: May 22, 2009 at 11:20 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

Caution: Spoilers Night at the Museum 2 – Battle of the Smithsonian is an action/comedy film that attempts to be a meaningful and engaging sequel to the original Night at the Museum movie that scored broad fan appreciation back in 2006. Both films feature Ben Stiller as the main character and hero who literally fights […]

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The Limits of Control

Posted: May 22, 2009 at 12:01 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The latest from Jim Jarmusch is an odd and interesting picture that looks fantastic, has some nice moments, but leaves one scratching their head almost as much as they are enjoying the picture. The film follows and unnamed man who is “on the job” but we are never really led on to what that job […]

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Dance Flick

Posted: May 21, 2009 at 9:54 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The latest spoof flick from the Wayans has a success ratio of about 40/60 when it comes to the jokes, but with poor leads and zero story nothing else gives the story a reason to watch a film that will make you laugh less then half the time. Megan is a Julliard wannabe that wasn’t […]

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Terminator Salvation

Posted: May 21, 2009 at 1:01 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

McG’s entry into the Terminator franchise is an action packed spectacle with paper thin characters and story, so depending on your tastes you might get a lot or nothing out of the picture. The film opens in 2003 with a guilt filled inmate donating his body to the Cyberdyne company in telling him that he […]

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Posted: April 30, 2009 at 3:02 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a film that is sure to get the summer started off with a bang, but leaving you feeling a bit disappointed. Origins starts with young James Howlett lying in bed being tended to by his father and a local boy by the name of Victor. When Victor’s father comes yelling for […]

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The Soloist

Posted: April 24, 2009 at 2:00 am   /   Local, Movie Reviews

The latest from Joe Wright is an amazing story that is reproduced to great effect, but leaves the viewer asking questions that this true story just doesn’t have the answers to. Steve Lopez is a columnist at The Los Angeles Times which is unfortunately forcing to change its image a bit in the world of […]

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Sunshine Cleaning

Posted: April 10, 2009 at 12:47 pm   /   Local, Movie Reviews

This indie comedy has a few really bright moments and is never dull, but fails to take full advantage of its interesting premise. But Sunshine Cleaning still manages to be an intriguing character study. Rose is a single mother living paycheck to paycheck, working for maid service company as she works toward getting her real […]

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