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“Brothers” Film Review

August 23rd, 2010 | Posted in: Movie Reviews

“Brothers” is a simple but effective drama, and I liked it. There didn’t seem to be any effort to turn this into an obstacle course of plot-twists and outrageous character developments, opting instead for a steady and smooth diet of good acting and even performances. Director Jim Sheridan reveals once again he’s a very capable dramatist, so hopefully he won’t do any more 50 Cent flicks.

Why you’ll like this: You enjoy drama, and are a fan of any of these actors.

“Brothers” centers on the family of Captain Sam Cahill, played by Tobey Maguire, and his wife Grace [...]


“Pirate Radio” Movie Review

August 19th, 2010 | Posted in: Movie Reviews

“Pirate Radio” is a dandy of a film, giving a great deal of attention to the meaning of camaraderie and the spirit of doing what you believe in, which in this case is the power of music. The movie opens with text informing us that in the 1960s rock music in England was a bit turbulent, and in order to side-step the legal tape radio stations would set up on boats in the ocean. We follow a young man who is sent to stay with the ship’s Captain, his godfather, and he’s introduced to the world of rock [...]


“Eclipse” Movie Review

August 16th, 2010 | Posted in: Movie Reviews

“Eclipse” is the least offensive in the Twilight Saga series, but that’s like choosing your favorite flavor of liver. All in all there was marginal improvement, just not exactly the hockey-stick charts of growth that reflect its money sucking nature. I still can’t truly say that I have seen any character growth whatsoever, even though there was finally an afterthought of such a novel idea, but Bella is still the wavering pit of self-centeredness that we’ve witnessed since the first unfortunate installment of this ill-fated franchise.

Why you’ll like this: You dearly love the books and/or the other Twilight films [...]