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Paranoid Park

Hmm, what adjectives could I use to accurately describe Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park from 2007. It was artistically shot, thoughtfully written and covered powerful and important themes. Van Sant, who wrote the film, knows how to approach a heavy-handed topic and display it in a way that is sensitive, i.e. Elephant. Van Sant also … Continue reading

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

An entertaining yet highly unrealistic film can be found in 2009’s Beyond a Reasonable Doubt from Peter Hyams. The film is about C.J. Nicholas (Jesse Metcalfe), a TV reporter who is sick of getting stuck covering mindless ‘news.’ His investigative reporting skills are being stifled. He starts investigating District Attorney Mark Hunter (Michael Douglas) and … Continue reading

The September Issue

The September Issue was a great documentary for anyone interested in the fashion/magazine world. The film gives the viewer a peek into the lifestyle of Vogue editor Anna Wintour (above right). The fabulous fashionista is extremely outspoken and knows exactly what she wants. The movie chronicles a year’s worth of preparation for Vogue‘s biggest issue of … Continue reading

Obsessed

Last night I watched Obsessed from 2009. The film directed by Steve Shill played out exactly like a predictable Lifetime movie. I mainly wanted to see how terrible Beyonce Knowles would be in a large role (yes, it was bad) and how psycho Ali Larter could pretend to be. The film is about Derek and Sharon Charles, a … Continue reading

The Pleasure of Being Robbed

This will be VERY short because the film The Pleasure of Being Robbed isn’t worth much mention. I’m really only writing this to maybe save someone from the disappointing film. Joshua Safdie’s 2008 film is about a young woman named Eleonore who lives in New York. She has a nice apartment but no apparent job or hobbies, other than … Continue reading

Let the Right One In

I recently watched the Swedish vampire film Let the Right One In from 2008. It was a down-right awesome vampire movie. It surrounds a 12-year-old girl named Eli that became a vampire long ago. Though she is a vampire, she is kind, intelligent and likeable. Eli is a nomad alongside what we first think is … Continue reading

Wall Street

In preparation for the sequel of Wall Street coming out at the end of September, I thought it’d be wise to see the first one. At first it was saturated with Wall Street lingo and confusing broker terms. A lot of it went over my head but then again I have absolutely no ‘education’ with … Continue reading

The Other Guys

As expected, The Other Guys was a pretty funny movie. What really made it was its ensemble cast. Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg worked great together. They are a hilarious comedic duo. I hope to see more from them. Other actors that filled their roles perfectly included Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Rob Riggle (Stepbrothers, … Continue reading

21 Grams

I recently re-watched 21 Grams, the 2003 movie from Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, who also directed Amores Perro. The film is an intense look at the accidental meeting of three individuals by way of terrible circumstances. Cristina Peck (Naomi Watts) is a happily married mother of two. When her entire family dies by way of born-again Christian Jack … Continue reading

Kick-Ass

Kick-Ass was, well, a kick ass movie. Dave, an ordinary teen, is fed up with his monotonous life of being picked on, so he decides to become a vigilante superhero named Kick-Ass. He starts with petty crimes, and eventually becomes more high-profile. He influences more people to become superheros, making friends and enemies along the way. … Continue reading