Archive for November, 2011

Window on Your Present

Window on Your Present

| November 22, 2011

I’ll start by saying that Window on Your Present, as an art film of the New York No-Wave movement, really is not for everyone. Hell, avant garde cinema is sort of my thing and Window is almost too ostentatious for me at points. That said, only fans of experimental film should seek out this release. […]

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Carjacked

Carjacked

| November 21, 2011

Carjacked is a testament to the phrases: ‘revenge is sweet’ and ‘hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.’ Cute Maria Bello plays Lorraine, a recently divorced single mother whose hubby is a military guy who is trying to get sole custody of the couple’s young son. While in therapy, Lorraine is reminded that she […]

Love Begins

Love Begins

| November 20, 2011

This movie is apparently the prequel to the series Love Comes Softly shown on the Hallmark channel. The show had undertones of Little House on the Prairie in its earnestness, the likeability of its characters, and the Christian undertones. It takes place in a small, Western-style town and focuses on two young women, 18-year-old Ellen […]

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The Descendants

The Descendants

| November 20, 2011

In his latest film, The Descendants, heartthrob George Clooney, who plays Matt King, is faced with some heavy decisions. His wife, Elizabeth, is on life support, after a tragic boating accident; he has learned that she was having an affair and planned to divorce him; and to top it off, his is the deciding vote […]

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Worst in Show

Worst in Show

| November 20, 2011

Worst in Show is a documentary about a long-standing dog show that highlights the ugliest dogs that the area has to offer. Every summer, proud dog owners bring their canine companions to Petaluma, CA, to compete for a highly coveted title. No, this isn’t your standard “Best in Show” championship. This is the contest for […]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: BEAU BRIDGES ON THE DESCENDANTS

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: BEAU BRIDGES ON THE DESCENDANTS

| November 20, 2011

Veteran actor Beau Bridges has plenty to smile about these days as we chat in a Beverly Hills hotel room. He is appearing alongside A-lister George Clooney in Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, which opened on Friday in New York and Los Angeles. “It’s nice to be here talking about something you’re genuinely proud of,” Bridges […]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: MATTHEW LILLARD ON THE DESCENDANTS

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: MATTHEW LILLARD ON THE DESCENDANTS

| November 20, 2011

It would be fair to say that Matthew Lillard has come a long way since bursting onto the Hollywood scene in the likes of Scream and the family hit Scooby Doo. The now 40-year old Michigan native plays a character integral to the journey of George Clooney’s Matt King in The Descendants. Based on the […]

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Bubblegum Crisis Retrospective: Part IV

Bubblegum Crisis Retrospective: Part IV

| November 19, 2011

Get caught up on the Retrospective with Part I, II, & III. In part IV of our continuing Bubblegum Crisis Retrospective, I’ll be looking at the first of the non-canonical spin-offs of Bubblegum Crisis, 1999’s A.D. Police: To Protect and Serve. This 12-eisode re-envisioning of the BGC universe follows the exploits of A.D. Police Officer […]

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ANOTHER HAPPY DAY

ANOTHER HAPPY DAY

| November 18, 2011

Amidst all the hopelessness and despair, the murkiness and affliction, the chemical imbalances and drug use, the repression and psychoses, a definitively distinguished cast, with an especially remarkable Ellen Barkin at the helm, shapes a family we can all recognize. Another Happy Day uses a run-of-the-mill platform of a wedding to air out the enduring […]

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Sarah’s Key

Sarah’s Key

| November 18, 2011

Sarah’s Key is actually a film about two very different stories. They happen 70 years apart and their connection is coincidental, but together they make for one amazing film. Kristen Scott Thomas (The English Patient) plays Julia Jarmond, a journalist writing a feature article about the mass deportation of Jews from France in 1942 to […]

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