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Lovely Bones

I recently watched Peter Jackson’s 2009 adaptation of The Lovely Bones. The movie is based on the book by Alice Sebold. It’s about a 14-year-old girl who is raped and murdered by her neighbor. A lot of the book and movie takes place from Susie Salmon’s (Saoirse Ronan, Atonement) point of view from the in-between world. The … Continue reading

Mallrats

A couple of days ago I watched the 1995 film Mallrats written and directed by Kevin Smith. I’ve been a fan of Smith’s since I saw Clerks and Clerks II. Mallrats was really silly, funny and had a great slew of actors. This was only his second film after Clerks in 1994. The movie is … Continue reading

Half Baked

On the lovely holiday that is 4/20, I celebrated by watching 1998’s Half Baked. This was my first viewing of the film and to say the least, it rocked!! As you may suspect, the film is about four best friends who bonded as young boys through smoking marijuana. They grow up and as adults they … Continue reading

An Education

I finally got around to seeing the Oscar nominated An Education. I pretty much knew I’d love the film, and lo and behold I did! The movie is about Jenny (Carey Mulligan), a 16-year-old girl growing in England in the 1960s. This is around a time when women weren’t really encouraged to attend college. But … Continue reading

Law Abiding Citizen

I was super excited to see Law Abiding Citizen. I was really disappointed. It was way too far-fetched and over-the-top, that’s my main criticism. The film could have been made a lot smarter so that it wasn’t so exaggerated. The movie is about Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler), a regular man whose wife and daughter are … Continue reading

Goodfellas

First off, sorry for the delayed posting. While I’ve been watching movies, none of them were good enough to post about (Antonia’s Line and Millennium Actress). I finally watched a movie worth posting about. I saw Goodfellas last week for my Italian Cinema class. I loved it, to say the least. Even though it promotes the … Continue reading

The Shortcut

If you want a fun, interesting thriller-esque movie then you should check out The Shortcut. The movie is about a small town with an urban legend. There is an area of woods near the elementary school. Every time children took ‘the shortcut’ through the woods they disappeared. This all started in the 1940s with a deranged … Continue reading

Transsiberian

Over Easter weekend I tried to find a movie to watch with my mother. We came across Transsiberian and it sounded thrilling and promising. It was long, drawn out and overall boring! This really surprised me because of the great actors in the film. Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer and Ben Kingsley. The movie is about Roy and Jessie … Continue reading