Tag: the impossible

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Tuesday Releases: Gangster Squad & Promised Land

APRIL 23RD, 2013 A HAUNTED HOUSE // “A Haunted House” is on a borderline. While it is mostly not funny or even creative, it is actually better than the upcoming sequel to the “Scary Movie” franchise, which almost comes off rated PG. The least that can be said for “A Haunted House” is that is embraces its R rating. However, overall, this film is … Read More Tuesday Releases: Gangster Squad & Promised Land

Quick Review: The Impossible (2012)

THE IMPOSSIBLE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJANUARY 15, 2013 One of the most powerful “based on a true story” films I have ever seen, “The Impossible” not only depicts an actual natural disaster with the brilliance and detail of the actual cataclysmic event but also in an emotionally engaging and entertaining way. Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts both take their turns carrying the film, displaying the … Read More Quick Review: The Impossible (2012)

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2013 Oscars Challenge: [7] The Impossible – One Nomination

THE IMPOSSIBLE Nominated Role: As Maria, Naomi Watts portrays a wife and mother struggling to survive in the aftermath of a terrifying tsunami. There are two cases to be made for Naomi Watts’ performance in “The Impossible” and whether she deserves her first Academy Awards win (nominated only once in 2003 for her leading role in “21 Grams”). The first case is that she … Read More 2013 Oscars Challenge: [7] The Impossible – One Nomination

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Theatrical Releases: Jack Reacher & This Is 40

AMOUR || Anticipating the Academy Awards nominations slightly, “Amour” almost guaranteed to be nominated for Best Foreign Language Film (if not more) at this year’s Oscars, meaning I will most likely be seeing this film. Although I may miss it in its theater run, if it is nominated, I will definitely be renting this film, which I have heard nothing but good things. RENT … Read More Theatrical Releases: Jack Reacher & This Is 40