taken 2 - Movie ReviewOy vey. Taken 2, or as I like to call it How ITaught My Daughter Grenade Location Skills, is nowhere near the substance of the original. This time, it's a laughable family affair. Bring the kids, daddy-o!  This sequel is a prime example of ...

The Perks of Being a WallflowerThere’s a beautiful moment in The Perks of Being a Wallflower that not only defines Stephen Chbosky’s affecting coming-of-age-story, but also welcomes us in to his warm world where everyone is accepted despite any personal hang-ups, eccentricities, or social ...

Trouble With the Curve - Movie ReviewWhen is a movie about baseball not really a baseball movie?  When it has Trouble with the Curve.  Legendary entertainer and veteran of the silver screen Clint Eastwood returns to acting after his solid performance in Gran Torino from four years ...

Resident Evil: Retribution - Movie ReviewResident Evil: Retribution or as I like to call it Thank God for Black Leather Unitards and the Female Body Kicking Zombie Ass isn't a complete stinker.  It just isn't very good at playing nice with logic in its storytelling and, still operating as game levels for Alice to ...

Arbitrage - Movie ReviewFirst time filmmaker Nicholas Jarecki capitalizes on both his knowledge of the inner-workings of the financial industry as well as our scarred recollections of the most recent financial meltdown to create a fascinating thriller that smolders with ...

The Words - Movie ReviewForming the central theme of The Words is the idea of success and the question of what price we’re willing to pay to achieve it. What if our biggest dreams far exceed our level of individual talent? In today’s look-at-me world of fame-grubbing reality shows and ...

The Possession - Movie ReviewThree horror films released in three weeks.  Is this a blatant sign of the devil at work or just a sneak attack from a dybbuk?  Neither.  Hollywood knows exactly what time of the year it is.  While The Awakening had its moments and the dangerously dim-witted ...

Hit and Run - Movie ReviewOne of the biggest joys of writing about film comes from the occasional love affair with an independently-produced little gem that thrives on a pressed shooting schedule and reduced budget while still managing to find creatively-conceived ways to entertain without ...

Step Up Revolution - Movie ReviewDon’t look now, but the Step Up franchise has reached a level of success few others have. Mark Speer’s Step Up Revolution marks the fourth episode in the sizzling dance and romance series; a feat matched only by such memorable franchises as Pirates of the Caribbean ...

Neil Young Journeys - Movie ReviewWith Neil Young Journeys, the third film in the Jonathan Demme/Neil Young documentary trilogy, Demme hoped to create an intimate portrait that looks deep into the heart and soul of the artist. And what better vantage point than one coming from a tiny ...

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