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He said/she said: The King’s Speech

I was pleasantly surprised while watching The King’s Speech from Director Tom Hooper (“EastEnders”) and writer David Seidler (The King and I). English films while usually always good in the end, aren’t top picks for me. I’d much rather watch American actors and directors. But I wholeheartedly enjoyed seeing into the life of English royalty … Continue reading

He said/she said: No Strings Attached

After two viewings, I still really enjoy this year’s No Strings Attached by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters, Six Days Seven Nights). The film explores the changing dynamics between two charismatic, gorgeous people as their strictly-sexual relationship evolves. Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher as Emma and Adam were both great leading roles. It’s nice to see Kutcher … Continue reading

He said/she said: The Green Hornet Dilemma

Here’s a dual review of 2011’s The Green Hornet and The Dilemma… The Green Hornet was a fast-paced, entertaining and certainly unconventional action hero tale of two men whose lives are in flux. Brought to you by some of the men of the Superbad and Pineapple Express: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg (writer), James Franco, Michael … Continue reading

He said/she said: How Do You Know

Talk about the most disappointing film I’ve seen lately, How Do You Know was under-developed and poorly written. The film relied solely on its big-name stars to carry it, and boy it didn’t get far. I expected infinitely more from a writer-director as well-versed as James L. Brooks (“The Simpsons,” As Good as It Gets). … Continue reading

He said/she said: Tron: Legacy

Tron: Legacy was an entertaining follow-up to its 1982 original, but all and all it didn’t have too much depth. 20-some years later, Kevin Flynn, (Jeff Bridges) creator of Tron, a virtual world, is still stuck in the digital world after his creation back-fired on him. Kevin’s son Sam (Garrett Hedlund) is mysteriously led to … Continue reading

He said/she said: True Grit

True Grit is one of 2010’s best films with stellar performances by main actors Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld. The remake of the 1969 John Wayne film was entertaining, tense and had great suspenseful moments. Mattie Ross’s (Steinfeld) father has just been shot dead by Tom Chaney, (Josh Brolin) a known robber. The sharp-minded 14-year-old … Continue reading

2010 in Review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health: The Blog-Health-o-Meterâ„¢ reads Wow. Crunchy numbers The average container ship can carry about 4,500 containers. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2010. If each view were a shipping … Continue reading