Category: film reviews

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Public Enemies

Public Enemies is a movie about the image in front of the man that was John Dillenger. It is fact-based but far from the truth because so much of it is dramatized and fictionalized for our collective entertainment. It zeros in on the mythical qualities of a depression era bank robbing outlaw during the later stages of his storied and sensationalized career.

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince chronicles the sixth year in Harry Potter’s life at Hogwarts. Both wizard and muggle worlds are being affected by the “official” return of Voldermort and his Death Eaters.

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

After the success of the first Transformers live action film and how great it turned out to be, I was really looking forward to see Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen on the big screen. I felt kinda decepticonned after watching it.

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Giant (Uruguayan Film)

Gigante tells the story of Jara, a big security guard that works night shifts at a supermarket, who begins having feelings – maybe a bit of stalkery feelings – for the pretty floor cleaner.

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Huacho

Huacho tells the story of a low-income family in central Chile, following the point of view of each member –- grandparents Clemira and Cornelio, daughter Alejandra, and her pre-teenager boy Manuel –- for a period of 24 hours, as they deal with the overlap of modern and rural life.

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Tea Date

Tea Date is an American/Korean short film starring Mark Barkan and Doona Bae as an English teacher and his Korean student, respectively.

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Star Trek (2009)

Star Trek (2009) is a great action movie worth seeing for it’s humor and smartass dialogue. In fact, the best parts of this Star Trek movie were all the parts that weren’t Star Trek, in so far as it was actually a movie and not another boring T.V. episode.

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Maison en Petits Cubes, La

Tsumiki no Ie, or La Maison en Petits Cubes, is a Japanese animated short, winner of a 2009 Academy Award. It was directed by Kunio Kato, and it tells the story of an old man living in a town flooded by water.

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Brothers Bloom, The

The Brothers Bloom is a one of the funniest, most compelling movies I’ve seen this year. It may even bring you up a bit after brain dead fare such as Terminator Salvation.

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Watchmen (2009)

I was really excited about this movie and it lived up to my expectations and then some. I read the books a few years back and while I am a fan of Alan Moore, and it is certainly a thoughtful and complex work, the original graphic novel left me a little cold. I respect it and enjoyed it, but it was more of a detached fascination then any real affection for the characters.