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Quick Review: Rush (2013)

RUSH BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLOCTOBER 19, 2013 The rivalry is key in Ron Howard’s “Rush,” pitting two amazing performances against one another, from Chris Hemsworth and the all-but-unknown Daniel Brühl, and creating the highlight of the film. The element that tends to sway audiences away from the film is its root in Formula 1 racing, which is not so popular here in the states, but … Read More Quick Review: Rush (2013)

Quick Review: Drinking Buddies (2013)

DRINKING BUDDIES BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 20, 2013 Set apart by its strong leads, “Drinking Buddies” is a romantic comedy that escapes the bounds of the typical formula and delivers a much more natural and realistic view, all while still pleasing and offering workable silver linings in the process. Most romantic comedies that take a direct look at how relationships are, most often, are depressing. … Read More Quick Review: Drinking Buddies (2013)

Quick Review: Butter (2012)

BUTTER BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 15, 2013 “Butter” is a star-studded jaunt into Midwest humor that doesn’t hit its mark but still entertains the number of recognizable faces it contains. In cameos, Hugh Jackman and Olivia Wilde show just how impressive they are, as they steal the show on more than one occasion, as does the young Yara Shahidi. The rest of the cast plays … Read More Quick Review: Butter (2012)

Quick Review: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMARCH 17, 2013 “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” nails the “Will-Ferrell-movie-not-starring-Will-Ferrell” vibe, which is unfortunate. It provides mixed feelings in most regards. Had Will Ferrell taken the leading role instead of Steve Carell (whom I do not care for), this would have been a much more tolerable film. Ferrell’s deadpan delivery and on-the-mark expressions make these ridiculous comedies the … Read More Quick Review: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

Quick Review: Deadfall (2012)

DEADFALL BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMARCH 9, 2013 The idea was there, the fantastic cast, and even the snowy setting, but somehow “Deadfall” and director Stefan Ruzowitzky never quite get on the right foot. The film starts strong with the car crash promised by the marketing almost immediately. Instantly the characters are sent into motion, but instead of clear, cut paths, they meander until we can’t … Read More Quick Review: Deadfall (2012)

Movie Review: The Words (2012)

THE WORDS BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 16, 2012 As much as “The Words” is a rehashing of films and stories that came before it, this literature drama still poses essential and thought-provoking questions about morality. With a strong showing from almost all the cast members involved, Brian Klugman’s Sundance premiering pet project is worth the marketing that led up to its theatrical release. The film … Read More Movie Review: The Words (2012)

New Trailer: The Words – Official Trailer

THE WORDS / Bradley Cooper continues his jaunt as a struggling writer (sans “Limitless”) and turns toward plagiarism this time. Co-starring Zoe Saldana, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde, and a brilliant looking Jeremy Irons, The Words is being talked about as one of the best things to come out of this past year’s Sundance. And with just a slight grasp on Sundance films, this film … Read More New Trailer: The Words – Official Trailer