Monthly Archives: August 2013

You’re Next – Film Review

  The tone is set within the first few minutes.  A couple are slaughtered in their country cabin by someone wielding a machete who then scrawls the words You’re Next in blood red paint – or maybe the victim’s blood – on a window.  We then spend the next twenty minutes or so watching the […]

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Austenland – Film Review

  Young Jane Hayes (Keri Russell) is a fanatic of the works of nineteenth century author Jane Austen.  Her bedroom is cluttered from top to bottom with artifacts of the Austen era.  There’s even a cardboard cutout of Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy in the corner of the room and a sign above her bed […]

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – Film Review

  Sometimes, in order to fully appreciate a film’s craft, particularly its cinematography, you need to see it on a large screen.  The new melodrama from director/writer David Lowery, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, is one of those films. Despite its clumsy title, which makes it sound more portentous than it really is, Ain’t Them Bodies […]

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In a World… – Film Review

  If the name Don LaFontaine means nothing to you, here’s a brief summary as to why it should.  Before he passed away in 2008, Mr. LaFontaine was known as possessing ‘The Voice of God.’  He was a legend within the voice-over industry, having voiced thousands of movie trailers, TV commercials, and even video game […]

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Kick-Ass 2 – Film Review

  Part of the fun in the original 2010 Kick-Ass was getting to know the characters for the first time.  As each one was revealed you got to know not only their super-hero fantasies and the alter-egos they became, but what it told us about themselves.  In the sequel Kick-Ass 2, most of these characters […]

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Lee Daniels’ The Butler – Film Review

  Like any film that attempts to tell the story of someone’s life, the end result can’t help but feel as though there’s something missing.  Lee Daniels’ The Butler – that’s the complete official film title – is essentially a true story based on the life of Eugene Allen, an African-American butler in the White […]

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