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Movies The Orphanage Movie Poster

A mother returns to the home she grew up in and stumbles upon a shocking mystery in The Orphanage. Let’s start right off by saying that the marketing of this film is extremely misleading. Its poster and trailer proclaim it as being “Presented by Guillermo del Toro,” but del Toro is credited only as the […]

Movies National Treasure: Book Of Secrets Movie Poster

Next up is National Treasure: Book of Secrets. The first incarnation of this sequel received pretty poor reviews and yet I found it entirely entertaining and interesting. When the bad reviews for this one came in I ignored them hoping it was more the same as the first time around. Sadly, this version takes just […]

Movies I Am Legend Movie Poster

We saw two movies during the holiday time frame. The first one is I Am Legend. I’ve looked forward to seeing this one since hearing about it awhile ago. I’ve always really liked the 1971 version of this story — The Omega Man starring Charlton Heston. It was typical for an early 70s movie in that it includes some […]

Movies Before The Devil Knows You're Dead Movie Poster

Just got back from seeing Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead. It wasn’t a bad movie. Again, another case of wonderful acting from the entire cast but generally a movie that felt like something that had covered ground we’ve seen many times before. Nothing in it came as a surprise and, personally, if you want […]

Movies No Country For Old Men Movie Poster

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 […]

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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 Poster

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 Sunshine Movie Poster

My wife and I caught Sunshine during the single week it played at the local art house theater. I’m not surprised it vanished so quickly but it really didn’t deserve that quick a hook. If you’re a sci-fi fan, get a copy of this when it hits DVD and enjoy it. It’s far from perfect but […]

Movies The Bourne Ultimatum Movie Poster

Next up we saw The Bourne Ultimatum, which is the best three-peat movie of the year. I didn’t find it as good as the first movie but quite a bit better than the second one. It’s a wonderfully fun rollercoaster ride. Action movies will have a hard time beating this for sheer edge-of-the-seat fun. The story […]

Movies Casino Royale Movie Poster

A newly elevated British secret agent embarks on his first mission as 007 in Casino Royale. The latest film in the James Bond canon returns to its roots with a bang and, I must say, I was very impressed with the result. Daniel Craig does an excellent job. In fact, by the end of the movie I […]