Woody Allen’s not so perfect stranger

Many would argue that Woody Allen’s heydays are now behind him. You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stanger, Allen’s latest movie serves only to emphasise this fact.  However, with masterpieces such as Annie Hall, Manhattan, and others, Allen’s devotees are, and quite rightly so, a forgiving crowd. Although no where near Allen’s best works, You […]

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Casino Jack review

I doubt such a scandalous pair as Jack Abramoff, manipulator of politicians, and Michael Scanlon, his collaborator, will ever come across as funny to the public.  Kevin Spacey’s eerie twist on humour casts a dark shadow on “Casino Jack”. Perhaps that is due to its proximity to our lives, with his illegal stunts on Capitol […]

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“The Fighter,” Mark Wahlberg

In “The Fighter,” Mark Wahlberg portrays real life scrapper “Irish” Micky Ward who was a fighter in the early 1990s in the welterweight division.  Micky is the half brother of Dicky Eklund, played by Christian Bale, who had some real success boxing. In fact, Eklund is considered the “Pride of Lowell Massachusetts” because he once […]

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Megamind, not just for kids

Megamind is an animated superhero parody that is more for the adult audience than it is for children.  Children will certainly miss all of the pop culture references, as there is a Marlon Brando impersonation, Obama jibes, Karate Kid references, and just loads of lampooning intended for older audiences. Brad Pitt plays the classic American […]

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Hereafter another Eastwood classic

“Hereafter” manages to do something that is very rare in filmdom, and that is to explore our concepts of the afterlife without trying to present any conclusions.  It’s a movie that makes you wonder, which may or may not mean that it’s a wonderful movie, but in this case it really is. Directed by Clint […]

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Hilary Swank’s Conviction, trailer

Conviction, the new movie directed by Tony Goldwyn and starring Hilary Swank has familiar plot formulas for the actress. She once again finds herself playing the part of a firm set female forced into becoming more than what she started, due to hardship and ill fate. In this film, based upon a true story, she […]

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