Archive for December, 2007

Reviews – 2007

Reviews – 2007

| December 29, 2007

300 Rated: 6 Right off the top, let me point out that I’m not part of the target audience for this one since I’m out of my teens and have zero interest in violent graphic novels, comic books or video games. Don’t think of this as an apology for that. From repeated painful experience, I’m […]

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P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You

| December 28, 2007

Anybody that knows my writing style knows that I like to write things that will make you feel, think, and laugh. It stands to reason that’s the same way I liked to be entertained. P.S. I Love You was a film that honored every single one of those variables. Of course it was going to […]

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The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep

| December 27, 2007

One of the most enduring legends floating around England is that of the Loch Ness Monster. In The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, director Jay Russell takes a book by Dick King-Smith and tries to explain it to us. It seems that, as legend has it, a water horse is the rarest of the […]

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

| December 27, 2007

The best parodies occur when they can stand alone and you do not need to have seen the original to understand why it is funny. The best of all time is probably Airplane, which took off on all of the air disaster movies of the 1970’s. Soul Plane, the 2004 send up of the genre, […]

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The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

| December 27, 2007

Denzel Washington, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett, Denzel Whitaker, Jermaine Williams, Forest Whitaker. If there were an Oscar™ given for a combined group performance, these 6 actors would be on stage come February. It is that simple. You don’t have to read the rest of this review. Go see The Great Debaters and prepare to be […]

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Audition

Audition

| December 26, 2007

Perhaps the most innocuous box on your video store shelves right now is holding an extremely nasty surprise. And no, I’m not talking about that copy of the Garfield movie, though that was pretty nasty. I’m talking about “Audition,” and when you actually slap this sucker into your player, you’d better brace yourself, because you […]

Denzel Pulls Double Duty

Denzel Pulls Double Duty

| December 26, 2007

If the recent Golden Globe nominations are anything to go by, the Oscar race looks like being led by the second directorial feature by two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington, who is having quite the year,as he explained to Paul Fischer in this rare one on one chat. Denzel Washington is relaxed, sitting back on a […]

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The Bothersome Man

The Bothersome Man

| December 22, 2007

Norway’s, The Bothersome Man, is a surprisingly fun look at the incompatibility of humanism and consumerism. Director, Jens Lien, takes us into The City, and “Most people are happy here… They think it’s a nice city.” Never mind the fact that population is composed of emotionless workaholics, who rejoice in nothing but interior design; The […]

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Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

| December 22, 2007

Tim Burton’s adaptation of Sweeney Todd is rife with the merciless slaughter of innocents and rampant cannibalism–everything that made the original Stephen Sondheim stage musical great! But I must warn you, right off, that if you cannot stomach musicals or gore, you should probably sit this one out. As a faithful adaptation of the stage […]

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I Am Legend

I Am Legend

| December 22, 2007

Zombies and explosions and plot twists, oh my. Just what I needed for the Holiday season and just what Will Smith delivers in the new Francis Lawrence (Constantine) directed movie, I Am Legend. It is the year 2012, three years after a miracle cancer cure turns deadly and wipes out 95% of the human race. […]

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