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Quick Review: Manic (2003)

MANIC BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 18, 2013 Filled with breakthrough performances and an edge of emotion that never quits, “Manic” delivers Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel into the world of independent cinema in a way never seen before. Gordon-Levitt’s anger-infused Lyle is undeniable to the point that one cannot take their eyes off of him. With each scene, he grows and becomes more entertaining to … Read More Quick Review: Manic (2003)

Quick Review: Elektra Luxx (2010)

ELEKTRA LUXX BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 3, 2013 “Elektra Luxx” is a mess of a film, never landing on comedy or drama, bordering the line between legitimate and pseudo-pornography, the only thing saving the film is an enormous cast that is almost more enjoyable to watch than to listen or engage. The gorgeous Carla Gugino plays the pregnant pornstar of the film to which we … Read More Quick Review: Elektra Luxx (2010)

Quick Review: Don Jon (2013)

DON JON BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 29, 2013 Led wonderfully by the talented Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who steps into the writing and directing chair, on top of acting, “Don Jon” delivers an introspective and occasionally funny look at “porn addiction” and how it fits into a person’s life. A strange subject matter to base a film around, HitRECord’s Gordon-Levitt does a decent job of keeping the … Read More Quick Review: Don Jon (2013)

Quick Review: Mysterious Skin (2005)

MYSTERIOUS SKIN BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 15, 2013 The equivalent of an exposed nerve ending, “Mysterious Skin” is a sensitive and emotionally charged beyond comprehension. A story told from the perspective of two very different young men, it centers around Neil, played masterfully by Joseph Gordon-Levitt as he partakes in multiple sexual encounters with strange men for money. Having been molested by his Little League … Read More Quick Review: Mysterious Skin (2005)

Quick Review: G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra (2009)

G.I. JOE: THE RISE OF COBRA BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMARCH 29, 2013 Channing Tatum takes his first giant leap into action films with “G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra.” The film is helped immensely by its well-known cast. Marlon Wayans re-emerges into something relevant and helpful to his career, Sienna Miller and Rachel Nichols are both stunning, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the surprise star of … Read More Quick Review: G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra (2009)

New Trailer: Lincoln – Official Trailer #1

LINCOLN // Steven Spielberg has gone from “Jaws” and “Jurassic Park” to “War Horse” and “Lincoln”; who would have thought? Daniel Day-Lewis is the man to pull off the prestigious role, however, and you can expect tons of awards coming out of this film come Oscar season, especially with John Williams at the score. Along with Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Earle Haley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, … Read More New Trailer: Lincoln – Official Trailer #1

Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 22, 2012 Expectations and presumptions can kill a film. I went into “The Dark Knight Rises” with neither. Too many people I know walked into the final Christopher Nolan Batman film expecting it to be better than “The Dark Knight.” In my mind, that just wasn’t possible. “The Dark Knight” is a near-perfect film, and Heath Ledger … Read More Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

New Trailers: Premium Rush – Official Trailer #2

PREMIUM RUSH / Joseph Gordon Levitt’s bike messenger action thriller showcases its best features this time around, explaining the situation briefly, introducing Michael Shannon’s desperate character, and then diving into the fast paced chase sequences that will hopefully devour this film. Expect To See It: August 24th, 2012

New Trailer: The Dark Knight Rises – Trailer #3

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES / There is no other film this year that I am more excited for than The Dark Knight Rises, and that is saying a lot. The “epic conclusion” of the Christopher Nolan series promises to be as epic as the previous installments while wrapping up this untouchable story of conflict and heroes. With a cast that could put any film … Read More New Trailer: The Dark Knight Rises – Trailer #3

New Trailer: Looper – Official Trailer

LOOPER / Any film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a draw. He is a talented young actor who has no problem going from an action film to a whimsical comedy. He is completely in-tune with the way a child actor turned adult actor should present themselves and all he is notorious for turning out quality work. Looper looks no different. With Bruce Willis and Emily … Read More New Trailer: Looper – Official Trailer

Movie Review: Uncertainty (2009)

Uncertainty never quite comes off big time but still carries the Indy time feel auspiciously. The inclusion of Joseph Gordon-Levitt creates a higher caliber experience and ultimately makes the film worth more than most Indy films that lack star power.

Movie Review: 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

10 Things I Hate About You is made of memorable moments, ranking it at the top of the chart of all-time best teen drama-edies. No other teen flicks have the acting power, the soundtrack, or the heart that 10 Things I Hate About You delivered over a decade ago. The film feels more like the first period of your senior year at high school rather than a formal film.

Movie Review: Inception (2010)

INCEPTION BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 19, 2010 Let me begin with a novel analogy: “Avatar” is to the mass majority of theater-goers, what “Inception” was for me. Though “Avatar” had its pretty colors and “stacked” cast, Inception shows up with originality and heart (both of which are lacking from almost every film created lately). Director Christopher Nolan took tons of heat for not jumping straight … Read More Movie Review: Inception (2010)

Movie Review: (500) Days Of Summer (2009)

(500) DAYS OF SUMMER BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJUNE 21, 2010 “Just because she likes the same bizzaro crap you do doesn’t mean she’s your soul mate.” — Rachel Hansen (Chloë Grace Moretz) A gripping relationship drama that tugs at your insides better than any before its time. Hands down, this film is art. You can both literally and figuratively see the brush strokes in this … Read More Movie Review: (500) Days Of Summer (2009)