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February 2009 movies

by Michael on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

One of these days I’ll actually get caught up again. Maybe. RocknRolla [3/5] [Amazon] I didn’t think this was as good as the two other Guy Ritchie films I’d seen, Snatch and Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, but if you liked those two films you’ll probably like at least parts of this one. Repo! […]

January 2009 Movies

by Michael on Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

The Fall [3.5/5] [Amazon] This story within a story had absolutely astonishing cinematography, but I wasn’t at all fond of the actress chosen to play the little girl, and I thought the whole thing fell apart during the last quarter of the film. It’s still worth seeing though, just for the images that director Tarsem […]

November and December 2008 Movies

by Michael on Sunday, April 5th, 2009

Here it is only April, and I’m finally catching up on talking about the movies I saw during the last months of 2008! War, Inc. [2/5] [Amazon] This was a mess. John Cusack plays a character who is remarkably similar to Martin Blank from the movie Gross Pointe Blank, which might have been a good […]

August, September and October 2008 Movies

by Michael on Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The Bank Job [4/5] [Amazon] I wasn’t as impressed with this as I’d expected to be, but it’s still worth seeing if you’re a fan of the heist sub-genre. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou [4/5] [Amazon] This was my first Wes Anderson film, and it was weird and wonderful much of the time, but […]

Bruce Campbell, Live!

by Michael on Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

On Sunday, Jenn and I went to see the incredible Bruce Campbell, who was doing a Q&A session after showings of his new movie, My Name is Bruce, at a theater in Hartford. The basic premise of My Name is Bruce is that a desperate small town called Gold Lick kidnaps B-movie actor Bruce Campbell […]