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Movie Review: Grand Piano (2014)

GRAND PIANO BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMAY 17, 2014 Elijah Wood is not a piano-playing prodigy. But from the looks of director Eugenio Mira’s new feature film “Grand Piano”, he looks exactly like he has been playing piano his entire life. The premise of “Phone Booth,” which saw Colin Farrell stuck in a phone booth taking orders from a sniper that we never see, but whose … Read More Movie Review: Grand Piano (2014)

Quick Review: The Frozen Ground (2013)

THE FROZEN GROUND BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 3, 2013 As a mystery thriller, “The Frozen Ground” relies a little too heavily on standard conventions, trading new and dynamic tension for based-on-a real-story authenticity. Pitting Nicolas Cage against a serial killer, played by John Cusack, should be a slam dunk. But with sub-par, barely-there performances, it feels like both men are reprising roles that worked better … Read More Quick Review: The Frozen Ground (2013)

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One Minute Review: Serendipity (2001)

Serendipity “Serendipity” is, without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite romantic comedies. Pairing John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale in a romantic comedy set in the cold and snowy streets of New York City, these two lovers are parted by the world of fate and destiny. With an amazing supporting cast in Jeremy Piven and Molly Shannon, who are out of their normal elements … Read More One Minute Review: Serendipity (2001)

Movie Review: Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

HOT TUB TIME MACHINE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 2, 2010 How can a film by the name of “Hot Tub Time Machine” be any good? That was the question I posed when seeing the trailer of the film for the very first time. The cast looked ridiculous (“why in God’s name is John Cusack in a raunchy comedy“) and the concept was farfetched even for … Read More Movie Review: Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)