In Bruges review

I was planning on seeing a movie this weekend that I though would be bad because they are so much more fun to write about; maybe something like “Jumper”.  That can’t be good, right?  But I was out of town most the weekend so my choices were limited to something after 10 pm.  “In Bruges”…

No Country For Old Men review

Sometimes I wonder if the Coen brothers aren’t the best film makers around today.  Tim Burton is up there, too.  But, film for film, these guys make real movies with real characters. Even a not so good Coen movie is better than the usual Hollywood shite out there, except maybe for that one with George…

Juno review

What hath “Napoleon Dynamite” wrought?  Well, if you’re like me and enjoy smaller, more independent films (whatever “independent” means these days), then you’ll generally enjoy the quirky, offbeat nature of these movies.  The characters aren’t as weird in this, however. But “Juno” is clearly born of that ilk, and may even owe much of its…

The Orphanage review

I used to be a huge horror movie fan as a kid.  I loved scary movies.  I even enjoyed some of the slasher stuff in the 80’s, like Friday the 13th and such.  But as I, and the horror movie ideas, got older, I lost faith in them.  I now prefer scary movies, not gore…

Cloverfield review

Ok, remember that I like monster movies?  You would if you paid attention to my intro thing.  It’s worth noting here because, as you may know, Cloverfield is a monster movie.  Well, sort of. It’s more just a movie with a monster IN IT.  It’s really about a group of people that get caught up…

Shriekfest 2009

Well, another Halloween down, and that means another Shriekfest has also crept into the history books.  Or shall I say; the dusty, creaky tomes of yesterdays.  Nonetheless, it was a treat to attend as it was last year.  Our gracious hosts, Denise Gossett and Todd Beeson, always put on a great festival of independent films. …

Brothers Review

This film looked interesting from the moment I saw the trailer. Toby Maguire plays Capt. Sam Cahill, father of two daughters, husband to Grace Cahill. His brother, Tommy, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, has just gotten out of jail, while Sam is sent off to Afghanistan. While there, Sam’s helicopter goes down, and word is sent back home that he is dead. Tommy sort of fills the gap of watching over Grace and the little girls. Then Sam comes home, but he’s pretty messed up because of the things he suffered in the war.

 

The Lovely Bones Review

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Avatar Review

Few films ever really live up to the hype that precedes their release. Lord knows “Avatar” has had the marketing machine in full force for a while now. And certainly James Cameron is worth it, right? The guy has made some amazing films like “Terminator” I and II, “Aliens”, “The Abyss”, and “Titanic”. So the expectations have been high, especially with all the talk of ground-breaking technical effects.