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Red Lights (2012) Movie Review

Title: Red Lights Year: 2012 Genre: Drama/Fantasy/Horror Play time: 1h 54min Director: Rodrigo Cortes Starring: Craig Armstrong, Elizabeth Olsen, Toby Jones, Cillian Murphy, Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver Heavily Stylized Mistery from Rodrigo Cortes: Red Lights (2012) I confess to not knowing quite what to make of Rodrigo Cortes’ Red Lights, a sprawling, heavily stylized mystery about a pair of ...[Read More]

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) Movie Review

Title: The Perks of Being a Wallflower Year: 2012 Genre: Drama/Romance Play time: 1h 42min Director: Stephen Chbosky Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower makes a case for authors directing the adaptations of their own novels. It has a comfort and confidence with its characters that can only come from someone who’s built and rebuilt them...[Read More]

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) MOVIE REVIEW

Title: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Year: 2012 Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama  Play time: 1h 41min Director: Lorene Scafaria Screenwriters: Lorene Scafaria Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey  Lorene Scafaria’s Seeking a Friend for the End of the World covers almost exactly the same ground as Don McKellar’s beautiful 1998 gem Last Night: a middle-aged loner while...[Read More]

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Movie Review

Title: Moonrise Kingdom Year: 2012 Genre: Adventure/Comedy/Drama Play time: 1h 34min Director: Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola Starring: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis Wes Anderson Biggest Triumph Ever: Moonrise Kingdom In Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson takes his trademark aesthetic to its logical conclusion, and delivers the biggest triumph of his career.  No longer are his meticulous compo...[Read More]

The Darkest Hour (2011) Movie Review

Title: The Darkest Hour Year: 2011 Genre: Action/Adventure/Horror Play time: 1h 29min Director: Chris Gorak Screenwriters: Jon Spaihts Starring: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella, Joel Kinnaman, Rachael Taylor Surviving the Aftermath of an Alien Invasion in The Darkest Hour This year’s obligatory Christmas counter-programming is The Darkest Hour, director Chris Gorak’s follow-up to his c...[Read More]

Silent House (2011) Movie Review

Title: Silent House Year: 2011 Genre: Drama/Horror/Mystery Play time: 1h 26min Directors: Chris Kentis, Laura Lau Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Adam Trese, Eric Sheffer Stevens Silent House (2011): A Spooky Film The horror genre has become lind of an arms race ni formal gimmickry lately, with the Paranormal Activity films setting off a found-footage bonanza, and now with Open Water‘s Chris Kentis and...[Read More]

Like Crazy (2011) Movie Review

Title: Like Crazy Year: 2011 Genre: Drama/Romance Play time: 1h 26min Director: Drake Doremus Starring: Charlie Bewley, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Anton Yelchin Like Crazy (2011)- Love Story Between 2 Characters That Don’t Exist Drake Doremus’ Sundance hit Like Crazy reportedly did not have a script when it began filming; the dialogue was developed through improvisation and rehearsal...[Read More]

The Vow (2012) Movie Review

Title: The Vow Year: 2012 Genre: Drama/Romance Play time: 1h 44min Director: Michael Sucsy Screenwriters: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein Starring: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Scott Speedman, Jessica Lange There are worse sins for a mainstream film to commit than predictability — the line between “predictable” and “comfortable” can be thin, and an old story can take on new life if execu...[Read More]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) Movie Review

Title: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Year: 2011 Genre: Crime/Drama/Mystery Play time: 2h 38min Director: David Fincher Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer If the source material for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo holds any interest at all, it’s because of the titular girl: abandoned, beaten down, raped, an outcast; yet brilliant and fearless, calling the bluff of charming r...[Read More]

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) Movie Review

Title: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Year: 2011 Genre: Action/Adventure/Crime Play time: 2h 9min Director: Guy Ritchie Starring: Noomi Rapace, Stephen Fry, Jared Harris, Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – Endless String of Big Budget Sequels The closest analogue to this weird new Sherlock Holmes franchise we seem to have gotten ourselves into is probably Pir...[Read More]

The Rum Diary (2011) Movie Review

Title: The Rum Diary Year: 2011 Genre: Comedy/Drama Play time: 1h 59min Director: Bruce Robinson Starring: Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi, Aaron Eckhart I’ll sit through half-assed dramatizations of Hunter S. Thompson’s drunken misadventures if they’re filtered through Terry Gilliam’s boundless imagination and weird sense of humor, though even then I won’t be happy about it. Take away Gilliam and co...[Read More]

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2010) Movie Review

Title: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark Year: 2010 Genre: Fantasy/Horror/Thriller Play time: 1h 39min Director: Troy Nixey Screenwriters: Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins Starring: Jack Thompson, Bailee Madison, Guy Pearce, Katie Holmes The most important thing I can tell you about Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark is that it’s the fun kind of horror movie – scary, and violent, and dark as you like,...[Read More]

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