Archive for April, 2010

Small Island

Small Island

| April 14, 2010

Born into a broken home and an impoverished life in Jamaica, Hortense (Naomie Harris) longs for a fulfilling life in England; one with a fine house and a doorbell. The door of opportunity swings open, and Hortense is married and on her way to the promised land of post-war Britain. Steadfast dreams are soon tested […]

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The Greatest

The Greatest

| April 14, 2010

Films that center upon the nature of the grieving process are often quite tricky to balance out. After all, who wants to spend a couple of hours feeling the pain and suffering that accompanies a sudden death? Such is the challenge of a film like The Greatest (written and directed by fledgling filmmaker Shana Feste). […]

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Praxis:  A Painful, Yet Beautiful Lesson

Praxis: A Painful, Yet Beautiful Lesson

| April 13, 2010

Praxis is beautiful: exquisite in its pain, intimacy, and simplicity of style. It illustrates the struggles of Brian, a young writer who is lost amidst the turmoil of his depression, desperation, and identity crisis. He is plagued by scattered thoughts which lead to a complete shutdown and inability to differentiate between his mind and reality. […]

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Date Night

Date Night

| April 13, 2010

Date Night is like a slice of apple pie in movie form in that it delivers what is promised, nothing more and nothing less. Tina Fey and Steve Carell have come to be known for delivering a nicely packaged comedy, and neither ever disappoint in this genre (The 40-Yearold Virgin and Baby Mama being two […]

THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE

THE GREAT MOUSE DETECTIVE

| April 12, 2010

Before there was The Little Mermaid, before Disney reinvented itself and became the Single Greatest Purveyor of Family Entertainment (their words), there was a period known as the late sixties to early eighties. This period might be known as a bit of a dry spell. However, it was not entirely devoid of good movies. Perhaps […]

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The Slammin’ Salmon

The Slammin’ Salmon

| April 12, 2010

The Slammin’ Salmon is hardly a movie. More like a 98-minute-long episode of a sitcom. You feel throughout as though you’ve missed something, as the premise is thin and the characters are as fleshed out as any character would be if you had just caught a single episode from a sitcom anywhere mid-season. And it […]

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Mega-Piranha

Mega-Piranha

| April 11, 2010

SyFy’s original movie Mega-Piranha combines two ingredients that should make the movie work: big ol’ mutant piranhas and 80s pop sensation Tiffany. But does the movie work as a whole? It’s important to mention that I enjoy campy movies every now and then, and Syfy is notorious for their original movies. Films like Pterydactol, Komodo […]

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IMAX Under the Sea

IMAX Under the Sea

| April 9, 2010

I feel like I’ve just watched a screensaver for awhile. I’ve just gotten done watching IMAX Under the Sea on Blu-Ray, and it’s so completely gorgeous and breathtaking, with the added bonus over a screensaver being the narration by Jim Carrey. Watching this Blu-Ray of the beautiful deep sea, it’s hard to even formulate a […]

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The Slammin’ Salmon (2010)

The Slammin’ Salmon (2010)

| April 9, 2010

The Broken Lizard Comedy Troupe, one of my favorite writing teams, is about to release their latest effort on DVD and Blu-ray through Anchor Bay Home Entertainment. ‘The Slammin’ Salmon’ comes from the same minds who have brought us ‘Super Troopers’, ‘Club Dread’ and ‘Beerfest’. This group of funnymen include Jay Chandrasekhar, Erik Stolhanske, Steve […]

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Date Night

Date Night

| April 9, 2010

Date Night is such a funny movie with two comedic actors Tina Fey and Steve Carell as the Foster couple who desperately need a night out on the town. Their marital and parenthood duties have become rote; they even have it figured out that “short sex” would suffice in a rush, if they are just […]