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reviewed The Social Network. November 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Social Network
 **** out of ****      I knew that David Fincher was a talented director, but this is unexpected. "The Social Network" is David Fincher's finest film; a movie that …
reviewed Due Date (2010 movie). November 11, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Due Date
   A lot of hyperboles are used for laughter in a theater on the box art or in a review for a comedy film. My fellow film journalists may write “I laughed until I cried!” or “I …
reviewed Due Date (2010 movie). November 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Due Date
Director Todd Phillips, the creator of "Old School" and "The Hangover" thought he could pull another "classic" by casting the Hollywood's Playboy at this moment, Robert …
reviewed Due Date (2010 movie). November 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Due Date
At the start of "Due Date," Robert Downey, Jr.'s character leaves a message on his pregnant wife's cell phone. He describes a dream he had, one in which a bear chews through his child's …
reviewed The Town. November 09, 2010
The Town
With GONE, BABY, GONE, Ben Affleck announced himself as a very capable director. It was a riveting film (even if it had some rather melodramatic turns…more the fault of author Dennis Lehane), and showed …
reviewed Due Date (2010 movie). November 07, 2010
Due Date
A PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES for a new generation (but far less successful), DUE DATE delivers many solid laughs, but is sloppy and unmoving.    Robert Downey Jr. is an uptight architect …
reviewed The Social Network. November 07, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Social Network
I've been reading and listening to a lot of hype surrounding The Social Network, so I was really excited to watch it. People have been comparing it to Pirates of Silicon Valley, which I absolutely …
reviewed Inception. November 06, 2010
Inception teaser poster
Since his impressive debut, Following, Christopher Nolan has proven himself time and time again to be one of the boldest, most original voices in Hollywood. Whether he's applying his impressive storytelling …
reviewed Due Date (2010 movie). November 06, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Due Date
Okay, stop me if you heard this one: a fussy straight faced white collar guy ends up spending an excruciating trek across the country with a talkative blue collar slob and they slowly but surely end …
reviewed Due Date (2010 movie). November 05, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Due Date
DUE DATE   Written by Alan R. Cohen, Alan Freedland, Adam Sztykiel and Todd Phillips   Directed by Todd Phillips   Starring Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis and Michelle …
reviewed Blade Runner. November 05, 2010
Blade Runner (The Director's Cut) (1982)
Blade Runner (USA, 1982)   Directed by Ridley Scott   Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Joe Turkel      There comes a point in the life of any true-blooded …
reviewed The Social Network. November 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Social Network
         When I first heard about this project I was pessimistic since I refused to believe in a story about some website where people interact with each other. Then, David …
reviewed The Kids Are All Right. November 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
      A lesbian couple raising two kids conceived by artificial insemination is pretty much a definition of "unconditional family"... But how things will turn when the children …
reviewed Buried. October 31, 2010
Buried
Paul Conroy, a private contractor, working as a truck driver in Iraq, wakes up after an ambush to discover he is inside a wooden coffin buried beneath the desert sand. He has nothing but a lighter, a …
reviewed The Social Network. October 19, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Social Network
Well there's no surprise that Mark Zuckerberg didn't give the film his personal seal of approval: he's portrayed as a technological psychopath who is at once obsessed, jealous, disloyal, socially inept …
reviewed The Social Network. October 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Social Network
Alright, so I have to admit, I'm somewhat of a Facebook fan boy. Not the type that is completely consumed by Facebook 24/7, but the kind that loves the idea that some dude from Harvard turned a website …
reviewed Easy A. October 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Easy A
It's easy to like a character, but it isn't often you come across one that you would want to actually be friends with, or maybe even wish you could be like. For me, such a character is Olive Penderghast …
reviewed Terminator 2: Judgment Day. October 10, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
It's been a long time coming but I'm finally going to talk about the movie I most remember from my youth, Terminator 2: Judgment Day.  It's the movie I've seen probably more then …
reviewed The Social Network. October 09, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Social Network
If The Social Network is about brilliant but shallow people building a brilliant but shallow website making scads of money and screwing their co-conspirators in the process, then this movie deserves four …
reviewed The Social Network. October 08, 2010
The Social Network
I have a Facebook account. My friend Rob also has one. So does my friend Gabriel. And my friend Arthur. And Kitty. And Nick. Even my Mom had one (she got rid of it while job hunting). It seems like pretty …
reviewed The Social Network. October 07, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Social Network
I have a Facebook account. My friend Rob also has one. So does my friend Gabriel. And my friend Arthur. And Kitty. And Nick. Even my Mom had one (she got rid of it while job hunting). It seems like pretty …
reviewed The Social Network. October 07, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Social Network
   There’s a scene towards the end of The Social Network where Mark Zuckerburg and his best friend Eduardo Saverin are standing in an enormous office space reserved for the biggest of …
reviewed Fight Club (1999 movie). October 05, 2010
Fight Club
Pros: great scripting, excellent acting, awesome plot      Cons: there isn't a sequel      The Bottom Line: If you are a man and you haven't seen Fight …
reviewed The Town. October 05, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Town
Pros: cinematography, scenery of Boston, accents     Cons: unlikable characters, unrealistic     The Bottom Line: Ben Affleck will never live like common people.   & …
reviewed The Social Network. October 04, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
The Social Network
It’s always a special thrill to see a movie that takes an actor and perfectly melds him to a role.  Particularly when it happens for the first time for that actor.  Young Jesse Eisenberg …
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