GENRE: Drama

Movies American Gangster Movie Shot

Last week my friend and I saw American Gangster. The only positive thing I can say about the experience is that the acting was superb. I honestly felt like the movie was four or five hours long. It just drug out every detail to degrees I just didn’t care about. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve […]

Movies No Country For Old Men Movie Shot

We saw No Country for Old Men tonight while it’s in limited release. The movie showed to a packed house. It’s from the Coen Brothers and stars Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and an unknown actor (Javier Bardem) playing the main role of the psychopath. There’s also some great character work from Woody Harrelson and Tess […]

Movies Dan in Real Life Movie Shot

Next up we caught Steve Carell‘s new movie, Dan and the Real G….. Oh, wait, it’s called Dan in Real Life. This is a movie I’ve been worried about for some time. We saw the previews for it ages ago and then the movie seemed to miss one release date after another. I also happened to […]

Movies Lars and the Real Girl Movie Shot

Next up for me was Lars and the Real Girl and it was a great surprise. It’s a dark comedy that really is more drama that it is comedy. Ryan Gosling is exceptional as its title character. Anyone who’s unsure about his acting chops needs to look no farther than his portrayal of Lars. You’ll feel every […]

Movies The Darjeeling Limited Movie Shot

This week’s movie is The Darjeeling Limited staring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman. It’s an extremely low-key, dark comedy that will not go over well with many, though I enjoyed it quite a bit. The comedy is very similar to what you find in director Wes Anderson‘s other movie (that I feel is a […]

Movies Across the Universe Movie Shot

I saw two movies today. I don’t do that often any longer but managed to pull it off anyway. The first movie up was Across the Universe. This is a musical set entirely to music from The Beatles. Nearly all (and possibly all, though I can’t say for sure) of the characters are named after characters […]

Movies Gone Baby Gone Movie Shot

In a word—Wonderful. For a bit more than one word, Ben Affleck‘s first directorial experience, Gone Baby Gone, is a beautiful film that should impress most everyone that sees it. The movie impressed at nearly every turn and from every angle. The most notable thing about it was how dead-on realistic it all seemed. Characters […]

Movies Michael Clayton Movie Shot

This is yet another movie that got rave reviews (Roger Ebert used the word “perfect” in his description of it) that were so positive that I feared there was little chance I would like it. I find this happening all the time with movies that have “universal” appeal. This meant I went into the movie […]

Movies 3:10 to Yuma Movie Shot

This weekend my son and I went to see 3:10 to Yuma. It stars Christian Bale and Russell Crowe in a classic western. It’s a remake of a 1957 film of the same name starring Glenn Ford. This was my son’s very first western so I was a bit apprehensive. Thankfully by the end it […]

Movies Sicko Movie Shot

On Saturday I visited my brother in Manhattan. He needed some computer help and I hadn’t been up to see him in some time. After dealing with the computer and getting him set up with a universal remote for his home theater, we headed out to see Sicko which was playing at the local AMC/Loews. I will say […]

Movies Letters From Iwo Jima Movie Shot

The famed World War II battle is retold from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers who lived it in Letters from Iwo Jima. Just two months after releasing Flags of our Fathers director Clint Eastwood gives us the same island battle but seen through the eyes of the other side. The first film I found to be […]