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First of all, I refuse to use this review to make obvious jokes at the movie's title (Sucker Punch) or tag line ("You will be unprepared"). What I will say though is that I have seen every Zack Snyder movie (with the exception of The Legend of the Guardians), and Sucker Punch is everything that is good – and bad – about a...Read More
I must admit from the start, I never read the classic novel, Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte. In my high school, we were given several novels to choose between. I went the Steinbeck and Dickens route. That being said, I was not totally unaware of the plot of the book before seeing Cary Fukunaga new adaptation of Bronte's most famous work (there have...Read More
What do you get when you cross the two guys responsible for Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and the cult hit UK TV Show Spaced with the director of Superbad? The answer is the new film Paul, which is arguably the best comedy to come along in years.
Returns dropped off this week overall, but the top five spots played host to three new films and two returning favorites. Limitless debuted at #1, bringing in $19 million; no candle to Battle: Los Angeles' last weekend gross, but not a bad start for the reportedly budgeted $27 million thriller in which Bradley Cooper plays a man obsessed with a drug that brings...Read More
Limitless is fantastic! I am still excited about this movie even a week after screening it. It is without a doubt, the best movie I've seen in long time. The film stars Bradley Cooper (The Hangover), who proves that he is more than capable of carrying a movie of substance; he is definitely leading man material and I almost need not mention that...Read More
The film Budrus is a documentary that follows the life of a Palestinian man, Ayed, who is the leader of an ongoing protest in the West Bank against the Israeli army. Ayed and his followers are protesting the barrier that the Israeli army is trying to build along Palestine's West Bank which would separate Israelis from Palestinians which they believe will protect the...Read More
When I was a kid, there was just something about Gregg Araki's Doom Generation that I really liked. Now, fifteen years later, after seeing Araki's latest film offering, Kaboom, I don't quite know what to think about Araki or his films any longer.
When the whole Riverdance craze hit, I remember being impressed with the dancing a bit, but I never really found it all that interesting. Of course, that was seventeen years ago, and even though I was aware of Michael Flatley's departure to make his own dance show spectacular Lord of the Dance (at that time, it was hard to find anyone who didn't),...Read More
In 1979, the British author Angela Carter published the book The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, leading a movement of rescuing and updating common folklore and fairy tales from their homogenized fate as Disney fodder and children's bedtime reading. The following recommendations (the first one is based on Carter's works) are "adult" fairy tales in that they are unafraid to delve into darker...Read More