Author Archive: Barry Meyer

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON

| December 30, 2008

There is something about a good film that makes even the most restless of people forget where or who they are – at least for a brief moment. We escape and become in a strange way a part of the story that is on screen. Unfortunately, a good film does not come about everyday. A […]

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Twilight

Twilight

| November 23, 2008

Twilight has given new light to the legend of the vampire. Teenagers and vampires–two of the most feared creatures to ever walk the face of the earth are now placed together on a Hollywood screen. It is not an original concept. The 400-year-old vampire falling in love with a beautiful teenage girl has been done […]

The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice

The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice

| November 10, 2008

Today, a carbon copy of any hero in a fedora will do. Granted, not all heroes wear hats or capes, but the similarities are evident. The image of a dashing, smart and energetic protagonist with a come-hither stare makes the movie. Women swoon. Men feel invincible. And both are ultimately unprepared for the adventure. Unlike […]

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The Haunting of Molly Hartley

The Haunting of Molly Hartley

| November 3, 2008

A horror film about a bunch of teenage horn balls trying to survive from being torn to pieces or even worse–watching High School Musical three for the seventh time–is not worth the hassle of dislodging my feet from the sticky theater floors. Yes, Hollywood will continue to make these films and people will continue to […]

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Cities of the Underworld – Season Three Premiere

Cities of the Underworld – Season Three Premiere

| October 22, 2008

The season three premiere of the History Channel series, Cities of the Underworld: City of Blood will air Sunday, October 26. Don Wildman will delve down farther into the earth as he explores the crevices of London. A city of secrets that was once the home to the infamous serial killer Jack the Ripper, London […]

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Miracle at St. Anna

Miracle at St. Anna

| September 28, 2008

There are films that show more than what is just on the screen.  Many films are lost in the ruble and so few are chosen to be great.  Every year there is one that carries the torch and lights the way for all others.  It is this film that will be remembered.  Miracle at St. […]

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Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder

| August 14, 2008

The prophets have spoken–Ben Stiller will make an action comedy worthy of laughter. Although the film Zoolander was thrown into the abyss of slapstick limbo, it showed some promise. Tropic Thunder is a film directed and written by Ben Stiller. Do not fret–it does not feature the hated and revered supermodel from the past. By […]

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Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?

Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?

| April 27, 2008 | 0 Comments

There are many places for an evil doer like Osama Bin Laden to hide: the land of Narnia, Oz, Jurassic Park or Middle Earth. Look closely enough, and he can be found on the back of a twenty dollar bill. Conspiracy theorists please pay attention! It is him–the man who has eluded the FBI for […]

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The Spiderwick Chronicles

The Spiderwick Chronicles

| February 22, 2008 | 0 Comments

The Spiderwick Chronicles is Hollywood’s new attempt to woo you, yes, you–the reluctant spectator and fan of fairy tales and fantasy epics that you first read in books a long time ago. It was a time of magic, an era fabricated by the evildoers at the Walt Disney Company, who brought to life a termite-infested […]

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The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass

| December 12, 2007 | 0 Comments

The Lord of the Rings trilogy has left an empty space in our stomachs that has yet to be filled by another big screen blockbuster. (Yes, the stale popcorn and flat soda pop have been successful digested, but…) The same cinematic magic has been difficult to accomplish with other films–i.e.: The Lion, the Witch, and […]

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