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Stanley Tucci & Jennifer Lawrenece in The Hunger Games
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Saturday March 31st, 2012
Within 20 minutes of the opening of The Hunger Games I wanted to puke. Was it the sushi? No it was the handheld cinematography employed throughout much of the film. A creative choice, and as such I respect director Gary Ross and cinematographer Tom Stern for making it. Yet I still…More
Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia
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Friday November 25th, 2011
Kirsten Dunst (Justine) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Claire) are brilliant as sisters in Lars von Trier's apocalyptic masterpiece Melancholia. Part One "Justine" focuses on the elaborate wedding reception for Justine and her groom, Michael (Alexander Skarsgard), at the wealthy estate of her brother-in-law, John (Kiefer Sutherland). Claire has planned a lengthy series…More
Jude Law in Contagion
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Saturday September 24th, 2011
Contagion is an intelligent Hollywood disaster vehicle with a big international ensemble cast headed by Laurence Fishburne, Matt Damon & Jude Law and including 3 recent Best Actress Oscar winners; Gwyneth Paltrow, Marion Cotillard and Kate Winslet. Fishburne is a doctor at the CDC who must try and contain a deadly…More
Another Earth
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Saturday August 20th, 2011
After serving 4 years in prison for vehicular homicide, young Rhoda Williams (Brit Marling) decides to reach out to the man whose family perished in a collision with the car she was driving. What she finds is a man twisted by grief into an angry recluse (William Mapother). Undaunted she conceals…More
Tuesday June 28th, 2011
Super 8 from producer Steven Spielberg and director J J Abrams is a mildly entertaining, too familiar retro summer sci fi entry that has some nice special effects and good work from a mostly young talented cast including Joel Courtney and Elle Fanning as 2 youngsters who play at amateur…More
Bradley Cooper as Eddie in Limitless
Saturday May 14th, 2011
Eddie Morra is running out of time. His book contract is rapidly approaching the eleventh hour and he has nothing to submit to the publisher. His girlfriend is leaving him and his landlord is threatening to evict him for nonpayment of rent. So when Eddie's sleazy ex-brother-in-law suddenly pops up with…More
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan in Source Code
Wednesday April 13th, 2011
Source Code is an above average science fiction thriller thanks to an intelligent script by Ben Ripley, taut direction by Duncan Jones and a terrific performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. Jake is a military pilot who unwillingly becomes the subject of a program that enables him to relive the final 8…More
The Adjustment Bureau
Sunday March 13th, 2011
The Adjustment Bureau is based on legendary science fiction author Philip K Dick's 1954 short story The Adjustment Team. This story is similar to The Matrix and Total Recall (also based on a Philip K. Dick story) in exploring the twin themes of the world as fantasy projection and the…More

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