So being a movie buff and a general fan of “chick flicks” I think I have seen about every version of Cinderella out there. I have always liked the classic Disney animated movie, Gus Gus being an endearing character to my childhood. I am a fan of Hillary Duff’s Cinderella Story. Drew Barrymore’s Ever After has been a yearly watched movie for me since its first release on VHS.
Review by Nate
The story of Stephen Hawking’s life is so fascinating that I am quite surprised it has not been cinematically told before. Even despite earlier protestations from the iconic physicist himself, his story is one of triumph over disability and should absolutely be told.
Review by Logan
Unlike most guys, I am drawn instinctively to love stories. I like a good love story almost as much as a good action story, and in some cases, even more so. The problem is that good love stories are few and far between. Hollywood has produced so many of them that after a while, they all start to sound the same. Occasionally you get one that has a unique twist that makes it interesting.
There are also times that you have to go quite a ways back to find such a compelling story. That takes us back to 1940, in a little gift shop in Budapest, where we meet Alfred Kralik, played by the ever-popular Jimmy Stewart (It’s a Wonderful Life). With time, we’re also introduced to Klara, who is hired on at the shop. The two of them find it nearly impossible to work together in any capacity, and, in our 21st Century lingo, hate each other’s guts. Continue Reading
After initially seeing the trailer, I was excited to see this movie. I am a fan of “Being John Malkovich” so I anticipated another crazy episode in a surrealistic, Spike Jonze-Charlie Kaufman universe. “Malkovich,” for those who don’t know, was about a puppeteer who discovered a way to crawl inside the actor John Malkovich’s mind and control him. Much of that film cleverly reinvented itself on the spot thereby eliminating any sense of predictability (which I thoroughly enjoyed). In “Her” Jonze abandons Kaufman’s surrealism and adopts a more straightforward approach. Unfortunately, as surrealism exits, predictability and just, plain weirdness ensues. And when I say “weirdness,” I don’t mean the cool kind. Continue Reading
Review by Tres
So Wednesday was my wife’s and my anniversary and traditionally we do a dinner and a movie. (I’m boring.) Most Octobers I have a few good choices for romance movies or romantic comedies. This year… EXCEPTION. There are 2 highly recommended dramas out right now, but the only comedy we could find was Baggage Claim.
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Somewhat recently my wife and I sat down to watch another feel-good Disney movie. She is appalled that I haven’t seen more of them. Continue Reading