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Couples Retreat

I went to see Couples Retreat last night and was pleased overall. I had heard a lot of good reviews and less than favorable reviews so I didn’t know what to expect. The cast was hysterical! Basically the plot line is about four married couples who go to a couples retreat to work on their … Continue reading

Splinter

Toby Wilkins’ Splinter was a very well done film. The plot line, character development and visuals all helped to make this movie great. Wilkins co-wrote the script as well as directed the film. He’s directed a number of films, most recently The Grudge 3. The movie opens with a lonely gas station clerk getting attacked … Continue reading

The Departed

I watched Martin Scorsese’s The Departed Tuesday night. I first saw the movie when it was in theaters in 2006 and got the urge to re-watch it after seeing a clip during a recent English class. Since I hadn’t seen it in three years, it was like watching it for the first time. The film … Continue reading

Sunshine Cleaning

I just finished watching Sunshine Cleaning and it was such a good movie. It had all the elements you want in a movie…lots of character development and background, humor, sadness, new relationships forming, heartache, bonding, etc. The film was directed by Christine Jeffs, who is fairly rookie, having only directed three films before this one. … Continue reading

Orfeu

This weekend I also watched the film Orfeu for a class I’m taking about Brazil. The movie is from 1999 and was directed by Carlos Diegues, who has directed around 20 films. The story is about a samba singer who lives in a poor part of Rio de Janerio. His name is Orfeu and he … Continue reading

The Devil’s Tomb

The second subpar film that I watched Oct. 3 was The Devil’s Tomb, directed by Jason Connery, yes he’s the son of Sean Connery. This was the first flick he directed but he’s been acting since the early 1980s. The film is  a bit confusing, so let me try to sum up the plot…an elite … Continue reading

Grace

Well, as I said I did watch two subpar movies last night and here’s the first of the two…Grace. The movie was written and directed by Paul Solet. The movie has a very creepy plot but the film itself wasn’t nearly as creepy as it needed to be. It’s about a woman named Madeline and … Continue reading

(500) Days of Summer

Oct. 3 I had the pleasure of viewing three movies, one of which was stellar, two of which were subpar. As you might have guessed, given the title of this post, the stellar flick was indeed (500) Days of Summer, directed by Marc Webb.  The film was awesome start to finish. The two leads, Summer … Continue reading