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Month: December 2010

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Proof Review: Easy A (2010)

“Easy A” is a refreshing teen comedy that evokes the heart of classic 90′s teen dramas with the ability to remain current and relevant. Emma Stone at the helm of the film makes the experience entirely worth it. There are literary and cinematic references, both of which are wrapped with a smart and sexy bow on top.

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Proof Review: The Human Centipede (The First Sequence) (2009)

“The Human Centipede” is a film. Being warned off prior to seeing the film, I forced myself into the experience, at least once (and only once). The film is not as grotesque as promised, revealing the likes of a horror thriller with a mad doctor, captives, and a secluded house. Creating my own centipede out of previous titles to classify the film “The Human Centipede” I would kidnap and sew together the gruesomeness of a “Hostel” with the restrictive location of “The Glass House” with the mind and uncontrollable nature of “Frankenstein”.

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One Minute Review: Crazy (2008)

Stemming from the real life story of musician Hank Garland, “Crazy” depicts the way the man surfaced into the public eye, stole hearts, and became the legend that he was. Coming off as a watered down version of “Walk The Line”, the body of acting is unable to measure up to the likes of Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix.

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Proof Review: Devil (2010)

Year after year, M. Night Shyamalan releases films that boggle the average mind. “Devil” is no different. Coming across extremely innocent in the trailer, “Devil” eventually proves that M. Night’s focus should remain on the more sinister ideas rather than his typical twisted thrillers.

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Spotlight: Best Films of 2010

I thought I would weigh in on my favorite films of 2010. Unpopular or not, these are the ten films I absolutely adored this year starting with the ones I liked the most. There are then ten listed alphabetically that were close. I did not see a lot of films this year it seems that would have probably made my list including “The King’s … Read More Spotlight: Best Films of 2010

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Proof Review: Cold Souls (2009)

“Cold Souls” gives off a brilliance that is not transparent from the first viewing. Catching glimpses of the stills of the film, I am reassured that the film is visually appealing, along with a rare and effective performance by Giamatti, delivering his own, off-kiltered version of “Punch Drunk Love”. It is the presence of Giamatti that makes these Indy films like “Cold Souls” the masterpieces that they are. Without him, the film would be soulless.

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Oscars Watch: 68th Golden Globes Nominees Announced

(COURTESY OF http://theenvelope.latimes.com/) 2011 Golden Globes nominees list MOTION PICTURE CATEGORIES BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA “Black Swan” “The Fighter” “Inception” “The King’s Speech” “The Social Network” BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY “Alice in Wonderland” “Burlesque” “The Kids Are All Right” “Red” “The Tourist” FOREIGN LANGUAGE PICTURE “Biutiful,” Mexico/Spain “The Concert,” France “The Edge,” Russia “I Am Love,” Italy “In a Better World,” Denmark … Read More Oscars Watch: 68th Golden Globes Nominees Announced

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Proof Review: Morning Glory (2010)

With such a great message for the dreamers of the world, there is little reason not to become enthralled in “Morning Glory”. Not many films can boast the ability to send a message to just about any age group that steps into the theater. “Morning Glory” is not just another chick flick. “Morning Glory” is a solid drama masked by the physical features of a chick flick. Just siting here reflecting about the film makes me smile. Long story short, “Morning Glory” is a success on all fronts.

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Oscars Shortlist: 15 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 83rd Academy Awards

A little over a month before the nominees are released, the Academy teases us with the contenders for the Best Visual Effects. What exactly gets a film nominated for Best Visual Effects? Wikipedia supplies the answer: According to the official Academy Award rules, the criteria are: (a) consideration of the contribution the visual effects make to the overall production and (b) the artistry, skill … Read More Oscars Shortlist: 15 Visual Effects Shortlisted for 83rd Academy Awards

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Proof Review: Splice (2010)

One look at “Splice” and you realize it bears a striking resemblance to the 1995 science fiction horror film “Species”. From the trailers, I anticipated a “Species” remake without actually being a remake and replacing the alien with a genetically engineered “species”. What I got was exactly that, almost to the “T” (or “S” since there really is no “T” in the word “species”).

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Proof Review: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

Nightmare on Elm Street is not even slightly scary. Had the film not been a remake of such a popular franchise, it fails to scare even on the simplest levels of being a horror film. When did scraping fingers on a wall become the scariest part of a film? There is no depth. Just teens ripe for the killing and even that does not appear to even fit correctly.

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Proof Review: The Killer Inside Me (2010)

The Killer Inside Me screams award-winning, but with the unfortunate response to the violence, the film will remain a silent cult classic, only enjoyed by those with an open enough mind to accept absolutely everything depicted in the film. Absolutely stunning and emotion evoking, The Killer Inside Me is guaranteed to cause for discussion among all those that dare to view it.