Feb 192011
 

Unstoppable may not bring anything new to the action-thriller genre and indeed Tony Scott’s direction does tend to be over-the-top but it’s still very entertaining thanks in large part to the cast headlined by Denzel Washing, proving once again the charm he brings to any production, and Chris Pine whose own star is on the rise.

 

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Feb 172011
 

Maybe it’s a cultural thing or perhaps it’s generational, but I never got why a movie like Shopping has somewhat of a cult following. Sure, for Jude Law’s first major role, I thought he acquitted himself just fine and the female lead with Sadie Frost was pretty good as well, but the story it a mess and the characters all around aren’t very likeable.

 

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Feb 162011
 

All-Star Superman is a disappointment in that there was so much potential where you have The Man of Steel facing a certain death and we get a story that’s often clunky to go with voice casting for Superman himself which does not work at all, delivering flat and unemotional lines.

 

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Feb 152011
 

All the President’s Men is one of those rare movies that stand the test of time in both quality and subject matter. Not only is the story fascinating but the components of the film itself top notch from the performances from the stars and supporting actors to the screenplay and direction, it’s just a film that should be seen for its nuances and drama.

 

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Feb 102011
 

Never Let Me Go is perhaps the most sadly overlooked picture of 2010. While I doubt any of the three performances were worthy of an Academy Award Nomination but the film as a whole deserved more notice than it received at the box office. With life now on DVD and Blu-ray, I think it’s certainly worth giving a try especially if you liked dramas such as Atonement.

 

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Feb 092011
 

I can’t quite fathom why anyone should shell out even $5 for this double feature let alone $15-20 as Dungeons & Dragons is a pile of garbage worthy of only mockery and a night of drinking fun while the sequel is technically better yet still not very good. To top things off, the video and audio transfers for the first film aren’t anything noteworthy while the sequel fairs a little better but not by much.

 

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Feb 042011
 

Life as We Know It provides some decent laughs here and there but the film as a whole doesn’t work all that well. The first problem, and is usually the nail in the coffin for the rom-com, is the two leads didn’t have much chemistry but the bigger issue for me was the foundation and set-up which made little sense so from that point on, I just didn’t become fully invested in the plot or characters.

 

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Feb 042011
 

Life as We Know It provides some decent laughs here and there but the film as a whole doesn’t work all that well. The first problem, and is usually the nail in the coffin for the rom-com, is the two leads didn’t have much chemistry but the bigger issue for me was the foundation and set-up which made little sense so from that point on, I just didn’t become fully invested in the plot or characters.


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Feb 032011
 

This version of I Spit on Your Grave I felt was a little better than the original if only because the cast was far and away a step up though mainly because of a cultural and era difference. As far as exploitation movies go, for which I have said am not a big fan of, this is an OK movie that will certainly meet the approval of fans of the original.

 

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