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The Blind Side

May 30th, 2010 · No Comments

Alright, I’ll admit it. I enjoyed this film a lot more that I expected. Yes, there are parts of it that are patronizing (many caused from playing the younger brother for laughs), and the story is too saccharine for my tastes. But there are worse films one could imagine being offered on a long flight. [...]

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Tags: Biographical · Capsule · Drama · Family · Popcorn

The Taking of Pelham 123

May 13th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Crime/Noir · Popcorn · Rating · Thriller


April 17th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Comedy · Horror · Popcorn · Rating · Romance


April 16th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Adventure · Drama · Popcorn · Rating · Sci-Fi/Fantasy · Thriller

Angels & Demons

April 14th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Adventure · Popcorn · Rating · Sci-Fi/Fantasy · Thriller

The Hangover

March 8th, 2010 · No Comments

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Tags: Comedy · Ensemble · Popcorn · Rating

Charlie Bartlett

November 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

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Tags: Comedy · Popcorn · Rating · Romance

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

October 10th, 2009 · No Comments

Here is a sure indicator that a movie franchise has gone too far: when the latest installment, despite the spectacle of its explosions and special effects, is more or less a bore. That is, sadly, the state of things in the X-Men department. By the look of things, the film has left the caretakers of [...]

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Capsule · Comic Book · Popcorn · Sci-Fi/Fantasy

I Love You, Man

September 4th, 2009 · No Comments

While I expected I Love You, Man to be yet another mediocre entry in the increasingly popular bromance comedy movie genre, two things in particular lift this entry ahead of the pack: Paul Rudd and Jason Segal. (There’s a pretty stellar supporting cast, as well.) Rudd plays the part of the damaged male lead, Peter [...]

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Tags: Capsule · Comedy · Popcorn

Step Brothers

August 28th, 2009 · No Comments

All I can say is, watching Step Brothers wasn’t my idea. However, I couldn’t have been prepared for just how sophomoric, crude, and stupid this film is. Which might be fine, for some, but there’s more: it isn’t funny. The idea of a pair 40-year-olds, each with a severe case of arrested development, being thrown [...]

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Tags: Capsule · Comedy · Popcorn

Eagle Shooting Heroes

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments

If you thought that slapstick kung-fu comedy began with Kung Fu Hustle or Shaolin Soccer, or that gravity-defying, supernatural swordsmanship got is contemporary cinematic debut with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, you would be off by (at least) the better part of a decade. Among the many Chinese and Hong Kong films of which western audiences [...]

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Capsule · Comedy · Foreign Language · Popcorn

Babylon A.D.

July 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments

If a film manages to provoke dialogue or debate, then it cannot be considered to be without value. In the case of Babylon A.D., that debate was: Which is worse, a bad story or a bad ending? The argument could made that both descriptions apply to this Vin Diesel vehicle, but I submit that the [...]

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Capsule · Popcorn · Sci-Fi/Fantasy

10,000 B.C.

June 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Begin with something nice, I always say. With that in mind, and the Blu-ray disc of 10,000 B.C. has the nicest of beginnings. Which is to say, when one loads the disc in the player, the movie actually begins playing right away. No really, it’s true. No trailers, no cable TV series promotions, no guy [...]

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Capsule · Popcorn · Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Journey to the Center of the Earth

May 31st, 2009 · No Comments

In Brendan Fraser, the producers of Journey to the Center of the Earth must have been looking for someone who wouldn’t distract from the real star of the film: the multitude of special effects shots. In fact, Fraser’s acting style could very well be computer generated, making him seem right at home among the subterranean [...]

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Tags: Action/Adventure · Capsule · Family · Popcorn · Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

April 16th, 2009 · No Comments

Every once in a while a light-hearted romantic comedy comes along which fulfills all of the expectations of the genre yet manages to do just a little bit more. Here Michael Cera plays Nick, a variation of his signature lovable geek, but this time he is coming to terms with the fact that the shallow, [...]

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Tags: Comedy · Ensemble · Popcorn · Review · Romance