Posts Tagged ‘reviews’
  • Review: The Town
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    Posted September 17th, 2010 at 4:55 pm 4 Comments
    The Town, represented by the Boston suburb of Charleston, introduces itself immediately as almost a character in its own right. It is considered to be the world's capital for armed robberies amongst many other violent crimes. With this knowledge the film leads into following a group of armored car and bank robbers who start to feel the lynch tightening following their latest holdup. (more…)...
  • Review: The Social Network
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    Posted September 9th, 2010 at 12:10 pm 14 Comments
    Based on the story behind the founding of Facebook, The Social Network is adapted by Aaron Sorkin from the book 'The Accidental Billionaires'. Directed by David Fincher it carries with it some large hype and soaring expectations while fighting some misconceptions along the way. (more…)...
  • Review: Piranha 3D
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    Posted August 21st, 2010 at 10:15 am 6 Comments
    Piranha 3D wasn't screened early for critics, which is usually an indication that a film isn't going to be received well. Instead the filmmakers just thought the audience being targeted wasn't exactly represented properly by critics so they held off on it. Ironically, critics have come through with generally positive reviews (currently sitting at 83% on RT) and what appears to be some early encouraging word of mouth from audiences. Embracing its outlandish nature is what makes Piranha 3D st...
  • Review: Scott Pilgrim vs The World
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    Posted August 13th, 2010 at 6:02 pm 7 Comments
    After its panel at Comic-Con and subsequent early screenings Scott Pilgrim vs The World is riding a wave of almost overwhelming positive buzz. Based on the graphic novel the story follows a guy who has "defeat" the seven evil exes of the girl he likes in order to date her. While the film may not quite reach the "all-time classic" status that some pumped it up to be it is a very entertaining ride and like nothing that has been seen before on the big screen. It will definitely carry the younger ...
  • Review: The Other Guys
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    Posted August 6th, 2010 at 5:51 pm 1 Comment
    Coming out of Comic-Con the most immediate release that had my anticipation raised from attending a panel for was The Other Guys. Footage was shown, which included some from the film and some that didn't make the cut, and it was out of control funny. Part of me thinks that experience having raised expectations somewhat damaged my ultimate enjoyment of the film and the same goes with the advertising that has probably given away too much. While I found the movie to be quite funny it wasn't the c...
  • Review: Inception
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    Posted July 13th, 2010 at 7:53 am 7 Comments
    The expectations that come with following up one of the most successful movies of all time, both in terms of box office and critical response, would seem to set up the potential to be let down. Christoper Nolan could have had his choice of projects after The Dark Knight, however he decided to go with his own original project with Inception. In doing so Nolan has delivered a brilliantly crafted psychological thriller that is rich and challenging without being overwhelming. (more…)...
  • Review: Dinner for Schmucks
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    Posted July 10th, 2010 at 3:39 pm 4 Comments
    The cast and concept behind Dinner for Schmucks would seem to make for a promising comedy. While there are some laughs to be had they are few and far between and the overall result is very flat. The most disappointing aspect is the way the film felt rigid in its scripting and developments rather than being open and going off on tangents like many of the successful comedies featuring these actors have been able to produce in recent years. (more…)...
  • Review: Knight and Day
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    Posted June 23rd, 2010 at 5:36 pm 2 Comments
    I was initially drawn to the Knight and Day based largely on how it appeared to offer a vibe similar to that of one of my all-time favorites Grosse Pointe Blank. That subtle/dark humor that has a main character acting so calm and confident through even the most ridiculous of situations while maintaining that all of it is pretty much normal is at the heart of both films. It works just as well here as it did back then though in a much more action-packed scenario. In Knight and Day the main ch...
  • Review: The A-Team
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    Posted June 12th, 2010 at 5:08 am 2 Comments
    Other than Iron Man 2 the summer season has been filled with a slew of disappointing releases. Another film that would seem to have the potential to fall into that category arrived this weekend with The A-Team. The first theatrical take on the popular 1980s television series brings together a group of Army Rangers that are framed for murder and theft and set out to clear their names. Surprisingly The A-Team ends up being one of the more fun films to release in what has been a relatively dull s...
  • Review: Splice
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    Posted June 2nd, 2010 at 9:14 am 11 Comments
    Splice is one of the most difficult movies I've ever attempted to review. Even now as I write this I feel largely conflicted and uncertain of any sort of final verdict other than having found it strangely entertaining. This is not a conventional film to say the least and that I really liked about it. However in the process it takes some turns which are very uncomfortable for the audience. While it is being marketed along the lines of a horror movie I wouldn't describe it as such. It is more of...
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