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Cloud Atlas is a beautiful ode to everlasting love!

December 16, 2012

Cloud Atlas is a beautiful ode to everlasting love!

December 16, 2012

Clearview’s Mt Kisco cinema has a tradition of having one of their staff thank us for being there … Continue reading “Cloud Atlas is a beautiful ode to everlasting love!”

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October 8, 2012

Ruby Sparks is thought provoking, beautiful, poignant and confronting

October 8, 2012

While the movie indulges in a bit of magic realism, it takes flight once you stop questioning its … Continue reading “Ruby Sparks is thought provoking, beautiful, poignant and confronting”

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The Avengers is a great ensemble movie

June 10, 2012

The Avengers is a great ensemble movie

June 10, 2012

The movie does not quite rise as high as the Rotten Tomatoes 93% critic and 96% spectator scores … Continue reading “The Avengers is a great ensemble movie”

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Prometheus is visually impressive, but underwhelming

June 9, 2012

Prometheus is visually impressive, but underwhelming

June 9, 2012

Watching the movie in IMAX 3D was glorious. Many of the settings and effects were amazing. Unfortunately, despite … Continue reading “Prometheus is visually impressive, but underwhelming”

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Mission Impossible 4 is one of the best movies of the year

December 30, 2011

Mission Impossible 4 is one of the best movies of the year

December 30, 2011

This is one title I never expected to write. I rarely expect 4s of anything to be any … Continue reading “Mission Impossible 4 is one of the best movies of the year”

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Drive was disappointing

September 28, 2011

Drive was disappointing

September 28, 2011

Despite the 93% on rottentomatoes, I should have seen the telltale sign. Whenever an audience likes a movie … Continue reading “Drive was disappointing”

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Contagion is gripping yet unfulfilling

September 27, 2011

Contagion is gripping yet unfulfilling

September 27, 2011

Contagion makes great points about how civil order would fall apart in supposedly “civilized” societies like our own … Continue reading “Contagion is gripping yet unfulfilling”

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Crazy, Stupid, Love is Genuine, Funny, Heartfelt!

August 17, 2011

Crazy, Stupid, Love is Genuine, Funny, Heartfelt!

August 17, 2011

Crazy, Stupid, Love is a fun, romantic comedy for adults. It’s unabashedly sweet, yet effectively deals with matters … Continue reading “Crazy, Stupid, Love is Genuine, Funny, Heartfelt!”

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Midnight in Paris is tons of fun!

August 12, 2011

Midnight in Paris is tons of fun!

August 12, 2011

I recently had the opportunity to see Woody Allen’s latest movie, Midnight in Paris, and very much enjoyed … Continue reading “Midnight in Paris is tons of fun!”

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Friends with Benefits is well worth seeing

August 5, 2011

Friends with Benefits is well worth seeing

August 5, 2011

Granted, I am partial to the genre, especially smart rom coms like As Good as it Gets, Something’s … Continue reading “Friends with Benefits is well worth seeing”

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Fast Five is surprisingly good!

May 4, 2011

Fast Five is surprisingly good!

May 4, 2011

This might yet again be an illustration of the power of low expectations. I was not impressed by … Continue reading “Fast Five is surprisingly good!”

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Megamind is tons of fun!

November 21, 2010

Megamind is tons of fun!

November 21, 2010

This year’s slate of animated movies has been great with How to Train your Dragon and Toy Story … Continue reading “Megamind is tons of fun!”

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Haunting suspense in Let Me In

November 7, 2010

Haunting suspense in Let Me In

November 7, 2010

Let me in is the best vampire movie I ever saw alongside Interview with a Vampire. There is … Continue reading “Haunting suspense in Let Me In”

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The Town is gritty and entertaining

November 6, 2010

The Town is gritty and entertaining

November 6, 2010

After Ben Affleck’s fantastic directorial debut with Gone Baby Gone, I was looking forward to his next movie. … Continue reading “The Town is gritty and entertaining”

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RED (Retired, Extremely Dangerous) is extremely entertaining!

October 31, 2010

RED (Retired, Extremely Dangerous) is extremely entertaining!

October 31, 2010

The movie is campy and tons of fun. It was a true pleasure seeing Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, … Continue reading “RED (Retired, Extremely Dangerous) is extremely entertaining!”

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Monsters is well worth seeing!

October 24, 2010

Monsters is well worth seeing!

October 24, 2010

I rented the movie on iTunes which somehow had it available to rent 1 month before it came … Continue reading “Monsters is well worth seeing!”

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The Social Network is a must watch, especially for entrepreneurs!

October 8, 2010

The Social Network is a must watch, especially for entrepreneurs!

October 8, 2010

The movie is one of the best movies of the year. The acting is fantastic and the movie … Continue reading “The Social Network is a must watch, especially for entrepreneurs!”

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Kick-Ass is great!

August 21, 2010

Kick-Ass is great!

August 21, 2010

I just rented Kick-Ass on Zune HD and had a blast! The movie much more violent than I … Continue reading “Kick-Ass is great!”

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Toy Story 3 is very good

August 20, 2010

Toy Story 3 is very good

August 20, 2010

Like in Shrek 4, the themes of Toy Story 3 are very grown up as they deal with … Continue reading “Toy Story 3 is very good”

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Shrek 4 is very good

August 16, 2010

Shrek 4 is very good

August 16, 2010

Shrek 4 obviously does not match the originality of the first movie which was the first animated movie … Continue reading “Shrek 4 is very good”

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Don’t believe the critics: Knight & Day is tons of fun!

August 15, 2010

Don’t believe the critics: Knight & Day is tons of fun!

August 15, 2010

The movie never found an audience and was panned by critics, but it was incredibly entertaining and the … Continue reading “Don’t believe the critics: Knight & Day is tons of fun!”

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Inception is very good

July 29, 2010

Inception is very good

July 29, 2010

I am fan of all of Chris Nolan’s movies. I loved Memento, The Prestige and both Batman Begins … Continue reading “Inception is very good”

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Predators is terrible

July 19, 2010

Predators is terrible

July 19, 2010

I went to see Predators last week with my good friend William. We were lured by the 63% … Continue reading “Predators is terrible”

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Ironman 2 is very entertaining

June 5, 2010

Ironman 2 is very entertaining

June 5, 2010

The movie is not quite as good as the original but still very good. Robert Downey Junior is … Continue reading “Ironman 2 is very entertaining”

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How to Train your Dragon is the best movie of the year so far!

April 12, 2010

How to Train your Dragon is the best movie of the year so far!

April 12, 2010

I had the pleasure of seeing How to Train your Dragon in 3D IMAX last Friday. The movie … Continue reading “How to Train your Dragon is the best movie of the year so far!”

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The Ghost Writer was disappointing

March 23, 2010

The Ghost Writer was disappointing

March 23, 2010

While significantly better than Alice in Wonderland, the move did not live up to expectations. The movie’s overt … Continue reading “The Ghost Writer was disappointing”

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Alice in Wonderland is boring!

March 16, 2010

Alice in Wonderland is boring!

March 16, 2010

I had heard good things and went to see the movie this week-end in IMAX 3D. I was … Continue reading “Alice in Wonderland is boring!”

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Up in the Air is Fantastic!

February 2, 2010

Up in the Air is Fantastic!

February 2, 2010

The movie is great. It’s a movie about a fictional character in a fictional job, and yet it’s … Continue reading “Up in the Air is Fantastic!”

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Avatar is underwhelming

January 24, 2010

Avatar is underwhelming

January 24, 2010

Ah, the tyranny of high expectations! I had heard such fantastic things about Avatar that I was really … Continue reading “Avatar is underwhelming”

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Do not watch The Book of Eli!

January 18, 2010

Do not watch The Book of Eli!

January 18, 2010

I had intended to go watch Avatar 3D in Imax, Up in the Air or Fantastic Mr. Fox, … Continue reading “Do not watch The Book of Eli!”

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Whatever Works is a great movie with fantastic dialogue

July 19, 2009

Whatever Works is a great movie with fantastic dialogue

July 19, 2009

I admit I was skeptical going in to see the movie. I had seen mixed reviews (46% on … Continue reading “Whatever Works is a great movie with fantastic dialogue”

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Duplicity is tons of fun!

March 27, 2009

Duplicity is tons of fun!

March 27, 2009

I loved the movie. Clive Owen and Julia Roberts have great chemistry. The plot and dialogue are fun … Continue reading “Duplicity is tons of fun!”

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Taken is a fun thriller

February 19, 2009

Taken is a fun thriller

February 19, 2009

I meant to see this movie ever since I saw a preview in an Argentine movie theater almost … Continue reading “Taken is a fun thriller”

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Man on Wire is the best documentary of 2008

January 22, 2009

Man on Wire is the best documentary of 2008

January 22, 2009

By Natasa Lekic The art of balancing on a wire, walking the tenuous line that strains itself over … Continue reading “Man on Wire is the best documentary of 2008”

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is moving, but ultimately disappointing

January 21, 2009

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Netflix and the Xbox 360: a match made in Heaven!

December 1, 2008

Netflix and the Xbox 360: a match made in Heaven!

December 1, 2008

As both a movie buff and an avid gamer, I have both an Xbox 360 and a Netflix … Continue reading “Netflix and the Xbox 360: a match made in Heaven!”

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Quantum of Solace is underwhelming

November 17, 2008

Quantum of Solace is underwhelming

November 17, 2008

Despite its unrealistic poker scenes, I loved Casino Royale. I loved its dark, gritty tone. I loved the … Continue reading “Quantum of Solace is underwhelming”

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Tropic Thunder is very funny!

September 14, 2008

Tropic Thunder is very funny!

September 14, 2008

Tropic Thunder is very funny! Given my travels in the past month, I am falling a bit behind … Continue reading “Tropic Thunder is very funny!”

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Tell No One is the French Fugitive

August 6, 2008

Tell No One is the French Fugitive

August 6, 2008

Tell No One is a fantastic French thriller playing in select theaters in the US. Francois Cluzet plays … Continue reading “Tell No One is the French Fugitive”

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Batman: The Dark Knight is the best movie of the year so far!

July 21, 2008

Batman: The Dark Knight is the best movie of the year so far!

July 21, 2008

I can’t believe I coined a movie the best superhero movie ever twice in the same year, but … Continue reading “Batman: The Dark Knight is the best movie of the year so far!”

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Hancock is extremely entertaining

July 6, 2008

Hancock is extremely entertaining

July 6, 2008

I had the pleasure of attending the New York premiere on Monday night. I know the movie got … Continue reading “Hancock is extremely entertaining”

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Mongol is fantastic!

June 18, 2008

Mongol is fantastic!

June 18, 2008

I went to see Mongol last night on the early life of Genghis Khan and loved every minute … Continue reading “Mongol is fantastic!”

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I actually really liked The Happening

June 17, 2008

I actually really liked The Happening

June 17, 2008

The movie got terrible reviews, but I actually really liked its slow and deliberate pace. It was perfect … Continue reading “I actually really liked The Happening”

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Sex and the City is just fabulous!

May 30, 2008

Sex and the City is just fabulous!

May 30, 2008

I should start by saying that my review is clearly biased. I have seen every episode of Sex … Continue reading “Sex and the City is just fabulous!”

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21 is tons of fun!

May 18, 2008

21 is tons of fun!

May 18, 2008

I had an opening between my various meetings today down in Buenos Aires and took the opportunity to … Continue reading “21 is tons of fun!”

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Ironman is the best superhero movie to date!

May 5, 2008

Ironman is the best superhero movie to date!

May 5, 2008

My previous title holder was Spiderman 2 which I adored, but I just relate better to a fast … Continue reading “Ironman is the best superhero movie to date!”

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Definitely Maybe is sweet, fun and intelligent!

March 29, 2008

Definitely Maybe is sweet, fun and intelligent!

March 29, 2008

Definitely Maybe is this rare exception: the smart romantic comedy. The premise is slightly contrived but allows for … Continue reading “Definitely Maybe is sweet, fun and intelligent!”

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The Bank Job is lots of fun!

March 17, 2008

The Bank Job is lots of fun!

March 17, 2008

This British bank heist movie is great. It felt like a well done classic. In many ways it … Continue reading “The Bank Job is lots of fun!”

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Cloverfield is highly entertaining!

January 23, 2008

Cloverfield is highly entertaining!

January 23, 2008

The movie is very well done. It lulls you into a false sense of security in the first … Continue reading “Cloverfield is highly entertaining!”

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American Gangster is worth seeing

December 10, 2007

American Gangster is worth seeing

December 10, 2007

The movie is good, not great. It’s extremely well done and acted. However, given that it’s directed by … Continue reading “American Gangster is worth seeing”

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I really liked “My Best Friend” (Mon Meilleur Ami)

August 30, 2007

I really liked “My Best Friend” (Mon Meilleur Ami)

August 30, 2007

I am a Daniel Auteuil fan in general, but this movie struck a chord. As a formerly (or … Continue reading “I really liked “My Best Friend” (Mon Meilleur Ami)”

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The Bourne Ultimatum is phenomenal!

August 13, 2007

The Bourne Ultimatum is phenomenal!

August 13, 2007

Threequels are usually not very good, but this movie is an exception. The Bourne Ultimatum is fun, smart, … Continue reading “The Bourne Ultimatum is phenomenal!”

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2 Days in Paris feels real and is tragically funny

July 24, 2007

2 Days in Paris feels real and is tragically funny

July 24, 2007

I had the pleasure of attending the movie premiere of 2 Days in Paris at the Alliance Française … Continue reading “2 Days in Paris feels real and is tragically funny”

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I love this summer :)

July 18, 2007

I love this summer :)

July 18, 2007

The weather is great, skirts are shorter and this summer’s batch of blockbusters has been better than usual. … Continue reading “I love this summer :)”

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Casino Royale is great!

November 18, 2006

Casino Royale is great!

November 18, 2006

The movie is dark, gritty, intense, fast paced and the dialogues are great! It adds a bit of … Continue reading “Casino Royale is great!”

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Borat and the problem of high expectations

November 14, 2006

Borat and the problem of high expectations

November 14, 2006

I really wanted to love Borat. I adored the previews and was impressed by the interviews and all … Continue reading “Borat and the problem of high expectations”

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Stranger than Fiction is entertaining

November 14, 2006

Stranger than Fiction is entertaining

November 14, 2006

I have to admit that after seeing the previews I was skeptical both about the plot and the … Continue reading “Stranger than Fiction is entertaining”

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The Prestige is awesome!

November 4, 2006

The Prestige is awesome!

November 4, 2006

As I much as I liked that other magician period piece, The Illusionist, The Prestige is better. While … Continue reading “The Prestige is awesome!”

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The Departed is awesome

October 10, 2006

The Departed is awesome

October 10, 2006

This is Martin Scorsese’s best movie in years. With an all star-cast that includes Jack Nicholson, Leonardo Di … Continue reading “The Departed is awesome”

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Hollywoodland is good if a bit dark

October 10, 2006

Hollywoodland is good if a bit dark

October 10, 2006

I was pleasantly surprised if a bit shocked to see that Ben Affleck can actually act, showing sensitivity … Continue reading “Hollywoodland is good if a bit dark”

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The Illusionist is great

October 10, 2006

The Illusionist is great

October 10, 2006

I might be on the way to earning the reputation as the nicest amateur movie critic in the … Continue reading “The Illusionist is great”

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Paris, je t’aime is amazing!

September 19, 2006

Paris, je t’aime is amazing!

September 19, 2006

This movie consists of a collection of 16 short films about life, love and love of Paris in … Continue reading “Paris, je t’aime is amazing!”

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Red Doors is delightful

September 8, 2006

Red Doors is delightful

September 8, 2006

Red Doors is a dark comedy about a dysfunctional Chinese-American family coming of age in New York. The … Continue reading “Red Doors is delightful”

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Miami Vice is dark, fast paced and fun

August 30, 2006

Miami Vice is dark, fast paced and fun

August 30, 2006

I am usually not a fan of Colin Farrell, but I actually like him in this movie. The … Continue reading “Miami Vice is dark, fast paced and fun”

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Scoop is enjoyable light summer fare

August 29, 2006

Scoop is enjoyable light summer fare

August 29, 2006

After the masterful Match Point, I was intrigued to see what Woody Allen would do for his next … Continue reading “Scoop is enjoyable light summer fare”

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I am almost ashamed to admit it, but I liked My Super Ex Girlfriend

August 29, 2006

I am almost ashamed to admit it, but I liked My Super Ex Girlfriend

August 29, 2006

I suppose it’s all a question of expectations. I was overworked and needed a bit of respite so … Continue reading “I am almost ashamed to admit it, but I liked My Super Ex Girlfriend”

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The Devil Wears Prada is delightful

July 3, 2006

The Devil Wears Prada is delightful

July 3, 2006

The movie is a lot of fun, light hearted and entertaining – just as expected. Meryl Streep is … Continue reading “The Devil Wears Prada is delightful”

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The world needs Superman!

June 28, 2006

The world needs Superman!

June 28, 2006

In this post-modern globalized world where everything seems to be in shades of grey, it’s easy to wonder … Continue reading “The world needs Superman!”

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Russian Dolls (Les Poupées Russes) is great, light hearted fun!

June 2, 2006

Russian Dolls (Les Poupées Russes) is great, light hearted fun!

June 2, 2006

This is the rare sequel that much surpasses the original. L’Auberge Espanole was ok, but confusing and not … Continue reading “Russian Dolls (Les Poupées Russes) is great, light hearted fun!”

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X-Men III is entertaining but ultimately disappointing

June 2, 2006

X-Men III is entertaining but ultimately disappointing

June 2, 2006

Ah, the problem of high expectations… I may have liked the Da Vinci code more than it deserved … Continue reading “X-Men III is entertaining but ultimately disappointing”

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The Da Vinci Code is entertaining despite all the negative reviews

June 2, 2006

The Da Vinci Code is entertaining despite all the negative reviews

June 2, 2006

Yes the pace is a bit slow at the beginning, yes Audrey Tautou and Tom Hanks are terribly … Continue reading “The Da Vinci Code is entertaining despite all the negative reviews”

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Mission Impossible III is tons of fun

May 6, 2006

Mission Impossible III is tons of fun

May 6, 2006

It’s fast paced and tense. Philip Seymor Hoffman makes a surprisingly effective villain and, whatever you may think … Continue reading “Mission Impossible III is tons of fun”

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Match Point is riveting

May 6, 2006

Match Point is riveting

May 6, 2006

This most un-Woody Allenesque of Woody Allen movie is gripping. I was at the edge of my seat … Continue reading “Match Point is riveting”

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Thank You for Smoking is great!

April 27, 2006

Thank You for Smoking is great!

April 27, 2006

I have been waiting for a long time for such a politically incorrect movie. I laughed out loud … Continue reading “Thank You for Smoking is great!”

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Inside Man is slick!

April 27, 2006

Inside Man is slick!

April 27, 2006

The premise did not seem that appealing and the previews were not very good, but it’s actually a … Continue reading “Inside Man is slick!”