Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Lincoln Lawyer: Movie Review


A thoughtful ride with characters and intriguing conflicts of innocence and guilt.

The titular Lincoln lawyer is smooth Mick Haller who is just as smooth as Matthew McConaughey. His sleaziness is entertaining, but his lawyering is smart and intriguing. This film has pretty much the perfect mix of a smart plot, with inventive twists, amusing one-liners, and captivating thought-out characters. 2011

Directed by: Brad Furman

Screenplay by: John Romano

Starring: Matthew McConaughey

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Limitless: Movie Review

     


A limitless source of stupidity.

Ever thought about what you could do if a magical pill could turn your life into its most promising form? Hollywood execs have and "Limitless" just shows that they wish they could be smart. And it is just a magical pill because any scientific explanation is lacking, at best. 2011

Directed by: Neil Burger

Screenplay by: Leslie Dixon

Starring: Bradley Cooper

Monday, March 14, 2011

Monsters: Movie Review


Interesting mix between science fiction and the reality of mankind.

"Monsters" is an interesting mix between science fiction and the reality of mankind. By "the reality of mankind", I mean, the universal feelings of love and the ability of all humans to make really stupid mistakes at the worst opportune times. When you're fighting for your lives against an alien race, momentary stupidity can really cost you. And it costs the film from being a more enthralling narrative.   2010

Directed by: Gareth Edwards

Screenplay by: Gareth Edwards

Starring: Scoot McNairy, Whitney Able

Saturday, March 12, 2011

I Love You Phillip Morris: Movie Review

     


Unabashedly hilarious, wildly inventive and real - in more ways than one.
Steven (Jim Carrey) wants to be the best person he can be. But then petty things like morality and understanding the differences between right and wrong would get in the way. And then frequently land him in the hospital and jail. He also said the he wanted to be the best person he could be back when he was an upstanding Christian citizen who loved his wife and daughter. Sometimes he would forget that he was a homosexual. Or at least forget to tell us.2009

Directed by: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

Screenplay by: John Requa and Glenn Ficarra
Based on the book by Steven McVicker

Starring: Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Somewhere: Movie Review

     


Somewhere is an indescribable place, but a beautiful one.
In the beginning, "Somewhere" is L.A. as Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) lives it up with fast cars, easy women, and lots and lots of alcohol. The simplistic shots of the film and minimal dialogue belie the depth to which we get to know him. It's quite amusing when his 11-year-old daughter, Cleo (Elle Fanning), shows up and knows less about his lifestyle than we do. 2010

Directed by: Sofia Coppola

Screenplay by: Sofia Coppola

Starring: Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning