Tag: Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert’s Top Ten of 2010

Posted: December 21, 2010 at 11:49 am   /   Film, Local

I usually become numb to these types of lists pretty quick.  I would venture to guess around 5 out of 10 films on everybody’s list is the same.  I’m not saying it’s bad, it just gets monotonous.  Well I haven’t read too many lists yet this year, and I think Roger Ebert is well respected […]

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Movie Review: “Burlesque” Starring Christina Aguilera and Cher

Posted: November 24, 2010 at 9:26 am   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Christina Aguilera makes her big screen debut as Ali, an Iowa farm girl who’s just landed in the big city (Los Angeles) when she comes across the club Burlesque. As an aspiring singer (she is played by Christina Aguilera, after all) she’s immediately entranced by this hyper-stylized throwback to the days of glittery costumes and […]

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Movie Review: Disney’s “Tangled” Starring Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi, Brad Garrett

Posted: November 24, 2010 at 9:23 am   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Don’t let the title fool you. Tangled is really Rapunzel in “tween-boy targeted” clothing. The film marks, with surprisingly little fanfare I might add, Disney Studio’s 50th animated feature. Mandy Moore stars as our formerly-titular hero while Zachary Levi plays Flynn Ryder, a charming ne’re-do-well who stumbles upon the tower in which she’s been imprisoned […]

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“Unstoppable” Movie Review – Denzel Washington, Chris Pine

Posted: November 12, 2010 at 12:46 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Director Tony Scott reteams with Denzel Washington for the action packed Unstoppable. Washington stars as Frank, a grizzled railroad veteran in the twilight of his career who’s teamed with rookie Will (Chris Pine). When unfortunate coincidences collide with incompetence, the railway they work for is faced with a runaway train…on a collision course with another […]

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Movie Review – “Megamind” Starring Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt and Tina Fey

Posted: November 5, 2010 at 10:55 am   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Super-villain Megamind (Will Ferrell) has one goal in life – to destroy his archenemy Metro Man (Brad Pitt).  But after accidentally succeeding he discovers that life is empty and sets out to create a new superhero in the visage Tighten (Jonah Hill).  It’s a great plan until Tighten becomes drunk with power and turns out […]

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

Posted: September 24, 2010 at 11:08 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Michael Douglas returns as Gordon Gekko, the role that won him an Oscar, in the cumbersomely titled sequel Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. The film opens in 2001 as Gekko is being released from prison having completed an 8-year sentence for the insider trading scandal from the first film. As he reenters the world, abandoned […]

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The Switch

Posted: August 20, 2010 at 8:05 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston star The Switch, Hollywood’s latest attempt to revive the flagging romantic-comedy genre. With the exception of (500) Days of Summer, it is a formula that has been sorely lacking the last few years; relying increasing on wacky high-concept premises (“She’s the city’s first female firefighter; he’s an arsonist with a […]

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Roger Qbert Reviews “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World”

Posted: August 13, 2010 at 8:30 am   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Every generation seems to have that one defining film – a picture about disaffected youth discovering not just the nature of love but the nature of relationships. Granted, these films’ heroes (and make no mistake, they’re always heroes; never heroines) have varying degrees of “disaffectedness” but they all tell essentially the same story: an alienated […]

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Pixar Writers Meet With Jason Segel For New “Muppets” Movie

Posted: July 22, 2010 at 12:55 pm   /   Local, Movie News

As Roger Ebert said earlier this year, “Pixar is the first studio that is a movie star!” You’ll hear no qualms about that statement from anyone who loves film. Pixar’s track record is near spotless, and their attention to detail and quality is one that has endeared them to audiences of every type. So, when […]

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Roger Qbert Reviews “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” starring Nicolas Cage and Jay Baruchel

Posted: July 14, 2010 at 1:52 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

You know you’re in trouble when a film opens with a flashback only to immediately follow it up with…another flashback. Such is the case in the new Nicolas Cage film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and it creates the odd sensation that we’re watching a sequel to a movie never filmed. Cage plays Balthazar, a sorcerer locked […]

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