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Month: November 2013

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One Minute Review: Crazy Heart (2009) [4.5]

CRAZY HEART // “Crazy Heart” is a one of a kind drama, presenting Jeff Bridges in his best role to date as fading country star Bad Blake. Blake is an alcoholic, whose been married four times and is on the road again at the age of 57. Once a huge star in the country scene, he’s now playing tiny bars and bowling alleys while … Read More One Minute Review: Crazy Heart (2009) [4.5]

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One Minute Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) [4.5]

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY // Visually enthralling, grandiosely captivating, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” proves that fans are safe with Peter Jackson at the helm of Middle-earth. Martin Freeman is by far the most enjoyable portion of the film, with the look and charisma to deftly carry this latest Tolkien franchise, as lead Bilbo Baggins, while returning faces like Ian McKellen as Gandalf, … Read More One Minute Review: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) [4.5]

Stuck On Repeat: Silhouettes from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

TRACK Silhouettes ARTIST Of Monsters And Men ALBUM The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Soundtrack   The hope of a people weighs on Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss as she lays, hearing a solemn news about her District. A devastated look turns to a focused and vengeful one and we bring in “Silhouettes”, a calming and somber cue with a driving force and a familiar voice in … Read More Stuck On Repeat: Silhouettes from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

One Minute Review: Oldboy (2013) [3.5]

OLDBOY // Nowhere near the masterpiece that is Park Chan-wook’s “Oldboy”, Spike Lee gives an admirable attempt at bringing the 2003 cult classic to life in American cinemas. Josh Brolin embodies the drunken misogynist, Joe Doucett that we eventually root for after he’s framed for his ex-wife’s murder and imprisoned by an unknown person for 20 years. However, his revenge rampage that follows is … Read More One Minute Review: Oldboy (2013) [3.5]

One Minute Review: Disney’s Frozen (2013) [3.5]

FROZEN // Entering the annals of the Disney collection, “Frozen” takes the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Snow Queen” and gives it the classic Disney touch. Working in its favor are the strong female characters in Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) as they sing and dance their way through Elsa’s unwanted ability to freeze things. This was fine as she grew … Read More One Minute Review: Disney’s Frozen (2013) [3.5]

One Minute Review: The Canyons (2013) [3.5]

THE CANYONS // Not intellectual but ultra sexual, “The Canyons” takes a down-and-out Lindsay Lohan and delivers a novelty in the form of nudity and sensuality. Gone are the days of “Herbie Fully Loaded” and “Mean Girls”, Lohan has completely obliterated her former Disney charm and has set on a course of rehab and full on nude scenes. And from a very heterosexual man, … Read More One Minute Review: The Canyons (2013) [3.5]

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Theatrical Releases: Frozen & Oldboy

On one hand you have Jennifer Hudson, Forrest Whittaker, and Tyrese Gibson. On the other hand, you have an all African American cast in a “musical event” titled “Black Nativity”. Christmas films aren’t really packing a punch this year and with a Madea Christmas film just around the corner, things aren’t looking up. PASS Entering the annals of the Disney collection, “Frozen” takes the … Read More Theatrical Releases: Frozen & Oldboy

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Tuesday Releases: Getaway & RED 2

NOVEMBER 26TH, 2013 RED 2 // Just as ridiculously over-the-top as the first installment, “RED 2″ sees all the main players return from the previous film and enter into another chase against their own government. Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker return as Frank Moses and Sarah Ross, left to their own devices, living an unexciting life until John Malkovich’s Marvin returns with some news … Read More Tuesday Releases: Getaway & RED 2

One Minute Review: Great Expectations (2013) [4.0]

GREAT EXPECTATIONS // A truth must be faced when dealing with an age-old tale like “Great Expectations”, you cannot change Charles Dickens. No matter how much you want to make a current adaptation or a period piece that expands on the 1860’s novel, if you were to tamper with the material, you would face a backlash that you’d never escape. But with that comes … Read More One Minute Review: Great Expectations (2013) [4.0]

One Minute Review: Prince Avalanche (2013) [4.5]

PRINCE AVALANCHE // David Gordon Green’s return to form, “Prince Avalanche” sees Paul Rudd and Emilie Hirsch give some of the most dramatic and spot-on performances of their careers, as two men in the backwoods painting yellow dividing lines on an all but abandoned road. With Green’s patented mix of comedy and drama, to which they become one in the same, his latest film … Read More One Minute Review: Prince Avalanche (2013) [4.5]

One Minute Review: Nebraska (2013) [3.5]

NEBRASKA // Several questions occurred to me during “Nebraska” that both attribute to the positives of Alexander Payne’s vision and the negatives or shortcomings of the material. The first question, why black-and-white? Researching this, Rotten Tomatoes brought me to an interview with the cast, and their thoughts, with someone stating that Payne’s mother had replied “it would look stupid in color”. My thoughts were … Read More One Minute Review: Nebraska (2013) [3.5]

One Minute Review: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) [3.5]

WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE // Before the David Gordon Greens of the film industry were making the strong dramatic independent films of our current generation, there were film-makers like Lasse Hallström who directed “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” that delivers on the same level as those current flock of off-beat dramas. Featuring a much younger Johnny Depp, who had already turned in several iconic roles … Read More One Minute Review: What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) [3.5]