Browsing all posts from June, 2011.

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Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Micheal Bay movies get a lot of attention, and a great deal of that attention is negative. Every time one of his movies is being released, the public floggings heat up. “Burn this man at the stakes!”, the collective naysayers cry, “His movies are all [...]

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Bad Teacher

I’m feeling under pressure to find a comedy funny. Recent movies that I’ve seen have dragged a little bit and I haven’t had been to see a film that’s made me laugh out loud since, I don’t know, bits of Your Highness. But after seeing [...]

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Beginners

What would you do if your 75 year old father told you he was gay? I’d imagine that make a semi-autobiographical movie about the experience isn’t terribly high on anyone’s list but clearly it was high enough on Mike Mills’ to merit the creation of [...]

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The Art of Getting By

Freddie Highmore is an English actor best known for being Charlie in the Tim Burton version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Here, however, he plays an annoyingly angst riddled New York teen whose obsession with death and unbridled laziness somehow win him the heart [...]

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Green Lantern

There have been some very clever video games that are very clever because they almost feel like movies. Then there are very clever video games that are definitely video games, forcing you to absorb copious amounts of back story in order to fully understand the [...]

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Super 8

Super 8 has received a lot of press calling it a return to the old style of adventure movie making. Perhaps that’s true but there’s still something very self conscious about the way it’s made, as though the nostalgic catalyst for the film is a [...]