Movie Review: The Cat and the Canary (1939)

CatAndCanaryThumbby Brad Nelson   12/1/13
What do you get if you combine an Agatha Christie mystery with Scooby-Doo? (They would have gotten away with it if weren’t for that meddling Bob Hope.) More » • (3099 views)

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Movie Review: 36 Hours

36HoursThumbby Timothy Lane   11/26/13
This is a black-and-white war thriller which TCM ran November 24 (they also ran the Errol Flynn Adventures of Robin Hood earlier in the day, making it a good day for adventure). More » • (4489 views)

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Movie Review: Guys and Dolls

GuysAndDollsby Brad Nelson   11/19/13
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Blah Blah Blah. The short story is, this movie is every reason I’m skeptical of musicals. More » • (5662 views)

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Celebrating a Movie the Critics Hated

SomewhereInTimeThumbby David Paulin
Message to high-brow movie critics and cultural elites: Stay away from the Grand Hotel on Michigan’s Mackinac Island this weekend. No cynicism allowed! More » • (3799 views)

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Movie Review: Gravity

GravityThumbby Faba Calculo
Some years ago, I had the personal misfortune to decide to walk into a film that people had been raving about with no real information concerning it of my own, under the theory that “I just wanted to be surprised.” Well, I was, because the movie was Synecdoche, New York, and if nothing else in the universe can convince you that existence is meaningless, that movie just might do the trick. More » • (1489 views)

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Movie Review: Me and You and Everyone We Know

MeYouThumbby Brad Nelson
This is a movie that is not quite as good as the dozen or so scenes in it that show an originality of thought I haven’t seen in a while. This movie is, I think, about making connections. And although this need is so great that it may drive us to do some kooky and even perverse things, the human-to-human connection remains ultimately good and wholesome. More » • (853 views)

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Movie Review: Shi mian mai fu [House of the Flying Daggers]

HouseOfFlyingDaggersThumbby Brad Nelson
2005 Oscars: Nominated for “Best Achievement in Cinematography.” Apparently it didn’t win which shows you how utterly worthless the opinion of the Academy is. And I mean utterly worthless. More » • (1961 views)

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Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

IntoDarknessThumbby Kung Fu Zu
I was recently on a lengthy flight with time to kill. After running through the songs on my MP3, and still unable to sleep, I decided to check what movies were on demand and decided to view the latest installment of the Star Trek franchise. More » • (1921 views)

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Movie Review: Tristan and Isolde (2006)

TristanThumbby Brad Nelson
This is one of my brother’s finds. I would never have picked it up myself. Looks too chick flick just going by the cover. And I just got done reaming James Franco for his lightweight performance in The Great Raid. I mean, the man is pretty. I’ll grant that. But I’ve never seen him act. Until now. More » • (1272 views)

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Movie Review: Hot Fuzz

HotFuzzThumbby Brad Nelson
There’s no way to describe “Hot Fuzz.” It’s beyond my powers. And neither can I really recommend it. And I say that because it’s bound to be too quirky for most people’s tastes. But all the same, I think you’d be disappointed if you didn’t see it. More » • (969 views)

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Retro Review: Easy Rider

EASYRIDER-SPTI-18.tifby Brad Nelson
So much has been said and written about this movie that it takes the pressure off. I don’t have to say anything clever. And I never have lived the Easy Rider lifestyle, so I’m just as likely to take a shotgun to this movie, if only inadvertently. And Peter Fonda ain’t exactly a rocket surgeon, even to this day. More » • (1685 views)

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Movie Review: Ace in the Hole

AceInTheHoleThumbby Brad Nelson
This movie is highly plot-driven, so I won’t say too much about it. It stars Kirk Douglas as a reporter who is covering the story of a man trapped deep inside a cave inside a mountain. This movie is a serious and wonderful critique of the profession of journalism. More » • (1229 views)

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