• Posts Tagged ‘Good’

    Safe House

    by  • February 13, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    There's a certain pleasure in seeing a familiar job done well with a slightly new mix of tools, and that's just what "Safe House" is. There's not much new about this CIA double-cross story, but the setting, actors, cinematography, and story details are a new combination, and it's enjoyable watching familiar gears mesh and...

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    The Woman in Black

    by  • February 7, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Hammer Productions was synonymous with horror movies once upon a time. The brought us "The Horror of Dracula," "Twins of Terror," "The Devil Rides Out," and scores of others. They've made a comeback in recent years, bringing us "Let Me In," "Wake Wood," and "The Resident." Now, with "The Woman in Black," they bring...

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    A Dangerous Method

    by  • January 10, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: David Cronenberg Starring: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen Rated: R for sexual content and brief language The birth of psychoanalysis was as painful and difficult as most births seem to be -- but it involved several people rather than one surrounded by midwives and caretakers. The fraught relationships between Sigmund Freud, C. G. Jung,...

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    Real Steel

    by  • October 11, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Shawn Levy Starring: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangelie Lilly, Kevin Durand Rated: PG-13 for some violence, intense action and brief language Disney has many strengths, and “Real Steel” plays to two of them: telling heartwarming tales about underdogs and offering sweet stories about kids and parents bonding. The latter sometimes spills over into laughably twee...

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    Sucker Punch

    by  • April 11, 2011 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Co-written and Directed by: Zack Snyder Starring: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Oscar Isaac, Scott Glenn Rated: PG-13 for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language.

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    Public Enemies

    by  • July 6, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Michael Mann Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Stephen Dorff, Jason Clarke, Billy Crudup Rated: R for gangster violence and some language. Parental Notes: Between the violence (which is graphic) and the rambling plotline, this is not a kid-friendly film.

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    Duplicity

    by  • March 25, 2009 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Written and Directed by: Tony Gilroy Starring: Clive Owen, Julia Roberts, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Giamatti, Denis O’Hare Rated: PG-13 for language and some sexual content. Parental Notes: This is a fairly tame film with mild sexual content and nudity. Young children may find the intricate plot dull, but teens will probably enjoy it.

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    Pride and Glory

    by  • November 10, 2008 • Movie Reviews and Features, Writing

    Directed by: Gavin O’Connor Starring: Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, Noah Emmerich Rated: R for strong violence, pervasive language and brief drug content. Parental Notes: This film deserves its rating. The violence is nasty and dark, and while it’s not always graphic on screen, we’re given enough to have vivid images in our...

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