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Whip It

Lets face it folks the only thing we as a country like more then roller derby is Drew Barrymore so it was only a matter of time before the geniuses over in Hollywood put those two things together. Barrymore makes her directorial debut in this cliche filled coming of age story that has every right to be awful but isn’t. (more…)

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The Invention of Lying

I happen to think Ricky Gervais is one of the funniest people on the planet. The original UK version of The Office is in my opinion one of the funniest TV shows of the past decade and far superior to the American version of the show(which I also find somewhat funny). But Gervais has yet to find true main stream success in the theaters, his first attempt Ghost Town was a reasonably funny rom-com but lacks the uniqueness of Gervais voice because the script was not written by him. In steps The Invention of Lying (more…)

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It’s been much too long since we’ve seen something from the Hughes brothers and even longer since we’ve seen someone hack into a crowd of men with a machete guided by nothing more than the glory of God. This movie takes big chances and I have a feeling whether or not there’s a big reward will be one of the biggest film geek debates of 2010. (more…)

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Some may have thought it odd that Mr. Lord of the Rings/King Kong chose such a small scale thriller for his next project but most film geeks will tell you one of Peter Jackson first great projects was the small thriller Heavenly Creatures. I thought it would be great to see Jackson returning to his roots but unfortunately it seems years of making big budget “ten pole” films have caused the director  to lose his sense of subtly and tone. (more…)

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January is usually the studio dumping ground for everything they thought was a good idea at first but turned out to be shit in the end but 2010 could be different with the promising looking Book of Eli and Mel Gibson’s comeback Edge of Darkness both slated for early year releases this January could have great potential and if Daybreakers in any indication it does. I know, I know YET ANOTHER vampire film! After all the Twilight madness and the success of HBO’s True Blood not to mention the countless copycat properties I can understand the trepidation to set down for 98 more minutes people biting into each other but trust me Daybreakers is worth your time. (more…)

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