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reviewed 28 Weeks Later. June 28, 2011
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28 Weeks Later
When I saw 28 Days Later  it was a rather odd feeling film to me, see at the time I was so used to watching Hollywood films that everything else felt weird. As the movie when on it grew on me and …
reviewed Inspector Morse: The Dead of Jericho. June 28, 2011
Inspector Morse: The Dead of Jericho
The highly acclaimed British police mystery series involving Inspector Morse appeared on British, American, and other countries' TV for years. It began in 1991 and starred the now deceased award-winning …
reviewed Sanctum. July 04, 2011
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Sanctum
“Sanctum” is a film about a group of people who aren’t very comfortable in the real world, with its messy relationships and mortgage payments, mixed motivations and emotional complexity …
reviewed The Adjustment Bureau. July 04, 2011
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The Adjustment Bureau
Are we free to make our own choices, or is someone/something controlling are guiding them? This is an age-old question, perhaps because the human mind struggles to wrap itself around either the idea of …
reviewed The Wave. July 07, 2011
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The Wave
15 - 107mins - Drama/Thriller - 19th September 2008   A foreign film today all the way from Germany that takes a look into autocracy and dictatorship but with a slight twist- it is set in a school. …
reviewed TRON: Legacy. April 12, 2011
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Pros: The eye candy, Daft Punk, and Jeff Bridges     Cons: Some story issues; didn’t like the ending     The Bottom Line: A sweet boost from the 80s movie, …
reviewed When In Rome. February 26, 2011
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When In Rome
Pros: Josh Duhamel is cute and his buddy cracks me up     Cons: Dax Shepard is underused; Jon Heder is too extreme; most of it is too forced.     The Bottom Line: …
reviewed Playtime. July 10, 2011
Playtime
Why was Playtime a failure, sending Jacques Tati into bankruptcy and eventually costing him control over his life's work of films? His previous film, My Uncle, had been a commercial and artistic success. …
reviewed Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie. July 16, 2011
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Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
**** out of ****     There's something that's always bothered me about Hollywood movies, yet it's something that I never knew bothered me until now. The thing that irritates, troubles, …
reviewed Horrible Bosses (2011). July 09, 2011
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Horrible Bosses (2011)
I recall reading something a year or two ago about employee dissatisfaction. It commented that it tended to increase during times of economic trouble because employees who felt unhappy in the workplace …
reviewed X-Men: First Class (2011 movie). June 03, 2011
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X-Men: First Class
Well, here we are, number two of the four big super hero films of the summer. And it is... pretty damn decent.    X-Men: First Class centers around a younger Charles Xavier and his …
reviewed A Hole in the Head. July 23, 2011
A Hole in the Head
The story is set in Miami, where down-on-his-luck Tony (Frank Sinatra) is struggling to keep his shabby hotel in the black. He's also got his hands full raising his precocious son Ally (Eddie Hodges) …
reviewed Vengeance. July 24, 2011
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VENGEANCE
***1/2 out of ****     Interesting color schemes. Nice usage of lighting. Truly kick-ass action sequences. I like Johnnie To's "Vengeance" because it contains all three. I almost loved …
reviewed Lake Mungo (2008). August 01, 2011
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Lake Mungo (2008)
**1/2 out of ****     "Lake Mungo" is an ambitious film, and I wouldn't for a second tell anybody to steer clear of seeing it, but I feel as if its reach exceeds its grasp, perhaps …
reviewed Smilla's Sense of Snow. August 05, 2011
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Smilla's Sense of Snow has a cold, strange setting in Greenland and Copenhagen, a strong, fierce, independent heroine in Smilla Jasperson (Julia Ormond), a well-played second lead in Gabriel Byrne, …
reviewed The Swindle (1997). August 05, 2011
The Swindle (1997)
It's hard not to like clever con games, even when they're violent (The Usual Suspects) or unpleasant (House of Games). They're just about irresistible when they're amusing and surprising …
reviewed If..... August 06, 2011
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If....
**** out of ****     I'm pretty sure that there's not one human being that hasn't - at least once- been overpowered by the intense, seductive force that is desire. It rests within …
reviewed Europa (Zentropa). August 06, 2011
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Europa (Zentropa)
**** out of ****     "Europa", originally called "Zentropa", is Lars Von Trier's concluding film in his Europa Trilogy. The first film was "The Element of Crime", which I saw and loved; …
reviewed Dead Birds. August 06, 2011
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Dead Birds
** out of ****     "Dead Birds" is the kind of flick that you want to like, yet don't end up very disappointed when it turns out that you don't. And believe me when I said that I didn't …
reviewed They Only Kill Their Masters. August 10, 2011
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They Only Kill Their Masters
They Only Kill Their Masters is a flawed murder mystery. A meatloaf half way through stops it in its tracks. It takes a while for the movie to recover. The female romantic lead is as bland and uninteresting …
reviewed Prehistoric Park. August 10, 2011
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Prehistoric Park
"It's one thing to find a T-Rex," the narrator David Jason tells us. "It's another thing to take one home."       Prehistoric Park takes the fascinating …
reviewed Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. August 13, 2011
Green Lantern: Emerald Knights
GREEN LANTERN: EMERALD KNIGHTS follows Hal Jordan as he passes along some of the stories of the Green Lantern Corp to new recruit Arisia. The stories that are told during the movie are that of the First …
reviewed Doctor Who: The Awakening - Episode 132. July 19, 2011
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Doctor Who: The Awakening - Episode 132
Ah, historical war recreations. Here in the States we get them in the form of people who dress up in grey and wander about playing soldier while shouting, "The South shall rise again!" In the United Kingdom, …
reviewed The Tales of Beatrix Potter. August 14, 2011
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Two words for this filming of The Tales of Beatrix Potter, a ballet by Frederick Ashton of stories by Beatrix Potter: Clever...charming. If you have small kids who aren't yet spoiled by Computer Generated …
reviewed Sarah's Choice. August 15, 2011
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Sarah's Choice
   This film is better than I thought it would be. Sometimes, when I view a Christian film I brace myself for excessive cheesiness, emotion or poor quality. Sarah's Choice is mostly well …
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