Archive for January, 2009

BROSNAN  SHINES AT SUNDANCE

BROSNAN SHINES AT SUNDANCE

| January 19, 2009

Pierce Brosnan may tell you that singing with Meryl Streep in Mama Mia was intimidating, but in his latest movie, The Greatest, that just premiered at Sundance to rave reviews, the Irish actor goes places, emotionally, he has never gone before, playing a grief-stricken father opposite Susan Sarandon. In this exclusive interview, Brosnan talks about […]

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Film 2008 As Seen By Wayne Case

Film 2008 As Seen By Wayne Case

| January 18, 2009

Best Films (In order of preference) (1) MILK (2) CHANGELING (3) THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (4) THE DARK KNIGHT (5) BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (6) STOP-LOSS (7) AUSTRALIA (8) DOUBT (9) THE READER (10) MAMMA MIA! Runners-Up (Alphabetical) THE INCREDIBLE HULK INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL IRON MAN THE OTHER BOLEYN […]

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Hotel for Dogs

Hotel for Dogs

| January 18, 2009

Hotel for Dogs has a very strong message of evil and good, and that even doing wrong things for the right reasons can make it okay. Cute kids and adorable dogs tend to do that to movies. We see how this whole karma thing with evil and good works out from the get go. A […]

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The Deal

The Deal

| January 18, 2009

The Deal By Elaine Hegwood Bowen The Deal is such a funny movie starring William H. Macy as Charlie Berns, and Meg Ryan, as Deidre Hearn, in roles where they are pitted against each other originally and then come to some understanding where they actually have a brief affair. The Deal is about a washed […]

Sundance Film Festival Report

Sundance Film Festival Report

| January 18, 2009

SUNDANCE CLOSES AS ‘DIVERSE FILMS WIN MAJOR PRIZES PARK CITY, UTAH. After another frenetic and diverse Sundance, the 2009 Sundance Film Festival closed with its annual award night. The 2009 Sundance Film Festival Juries consisted of: U.S. Dramatic Competition:, Virginia Madsen, Scott McGehee, Maud Nadler, Mike White and Boaz Yakin; U.S. Documentary Competition: Patrick Creadon, […]

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The Notebook

The Notebook

| January 17, 2009

On Tuesday, January 20, Warner Bros. will release the deluxe DVD version of this great romantic tale of enduring and unconditional love. Based upon Nicholas Sparks’ bestselling novel and directed by Nick Cassavetes, The Notebook stars Rachel McAdams as the young Allie Calhoun and Gena Rowlands as the much older version suffering from Alzheimer’s. Ryan […]

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Elaine’s Year in Review

Elaine’s Year in Review

| January 16, 2009

Elaine’s Year in Review By Elaine Hegwood Bowen I remember as a kid going to the movies and being taken away by the scenery and what was being portrayed on the big screen. Then, and even now, if movies are supposed to transport the viewer from one place to the other, if only for a […]

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Fletch’s Top/Bottom Ten of 2008

Fletch’s Top/Bottom Ten of 2008

| January 16, 2009

FLETCH’S TOP TEN OF 2008 10) FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL- Who would’ve thought the tall dude from Knocked Up could write a funny screenplay? And Paul Rudd is on the roll of his life. The first vacation movie in a long time that deserves its “comedy” label. 9) FOUR CHRISTMASES- Another Christmas classic for anyone that […]

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Jason Coffman’s 2008 film recap

Jason Coffman’s 2008 film recap

| January 16, 2009

This was a good year for films overall, so I ended up with 20 that I couldn’t cut down to 10. A quick note: my top 2008 films are films that received a wide release in 2008. Re-releases don’t count. So even though the IMDB says The Fall is a 2006 film, it wasn’t actually […]

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My Bloody Valentine 3D

My Bloody Valentine 3D

| January 16, 2009

Film fans in general and horror fans in particular constantly debate the remake. Horror fans tend to be more vocal, mostly due to the fact that it seems like the last decade or so has seen a tremendous upswing in horror remakes, most of them pretty awful. Even the decent ones have to deal with […]

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