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He said/she said: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

I’ve only seen most of the first Transformers movie, none of the second, and most recently the third, after much positive buzz. So I don’t know a ton on the background of the plot and Shia LaBeouf’s character Sam. That said, I really enjoyed this third installment. It was action packed with great visuals, had … Continue reading

Movie Updates

Here’s what I’ve been watching lately. Life in Flight : This was an uber short movie, well only an hour and 20 minutes. It perfectly weaves the chaotic life of Will (Patrick Wilson) as he meets a striking young woman he can’t stop running into, leads her on and fails to mention his perfectly overwhelming … Continue reading

He said/she said: Scream 4

*some spoilers* Let me start this with saying I am extra biased in favor of all things Scream. Since the original film in 1996, this has, and always will be, my favorite trilogy. Granted I was eight when the first film came out but it wasn’t long after that I saw it. When a see … Continue reading

Movie Updates

Here’s a glimpse/mini-reviews on the recent films I’ve seen. I’ve seriously been lacking in my reviews the last two months but life’s busy. Gnomeo and Juliet : Such a fun watch of a spin-off of the famous Romeo and Juliet. If you don’t already love those cute little gnomes you will after this. The film … Continue reading

He said/she said: I Am Number Four

D.J. Caruso’s I Am Number Four was entertaining and action packed, but still romantic and thoughtful — you know, in a manly sort of way. Admittedly, I didn’t recognize the director’s name but after looking him up I realized he’s made a number of films I’ve liked — Disturbia (note: Rear Window was so good), … Continue reading

Taking Woodstock

Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock was a very offbeat, interesting look at the epic event that was the first Woodstock Music & Art Festival in 1969. Instead of the typical documentary following the main performing artists, this film offered a point of view we haven’t gotten before. Demetri Martin is Elliot Teichberg — a young man … Continue reading

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