Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wanderlust: Movie Review

 

Good people living with hippies with no intelligent thoughts or humour.

George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) are practical and realistic people in love. They can’t afford to live in New York City anymore so they are off to Atlanta. On the way they run into some hippies, their first instinct is to run away. Unfortunately, George’s brother-in-law is an inappropriate asshole so they are back to the hippie commune, even though first instincts are always right.2012

Directed by: David Wain

Screenplay by: David Wain and Ken Marino

Starring: Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Chameleon: Movie Review

 

A chameleon that isn't interesting or even hiding. 

Le caméléon is a French delinquent turned con-artist who has passed himself off as numerous individuals, immersing himself into their lives and often evading the law. “The Chameleon” is a true-story movie version of one such instance. 12 year-old Nicolas disappeared from his family’s home in Louisiana. 4 years later he re-appears in France with a new accent and different look. Everybody is suspicious. Everybody except the family.2010 (2012 DVD Release)

Directed by: Jean-Paul Salomé

Screenplay by: Jean-Paul Salomé and Natalie Carter

Starring: Marc-André Grondin

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tanner Hall: Movie Review


The misadventures of four forgettable and unrelatable teenage girls.

Tanner Hall is one of those all-girl boarding schools set in the old, countryside serenity of New England. It’s probably prestigious (since rich girls go there too), and literally gated. Locked on the inside and out – which seems not only inappropriate but not feasible either since somehow pizza delivery boys can get in. “Tanner Hall” is a teenage girl movie, and of course, our four main girls find no end of trouble in their small school. 2009 (2012 DVD Release)

Directed by: Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg

Screenplay by: Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg

Starring: Rooney Mara

Friday, February 10, 2012

Carnage: Movie Review


   


The carnage left over after a verbal battle of wits.
“Carnage” is about the carnage that is left over as two couples get together to discuss their sons’ recent altercation. It’s a play. Not just based on a play, but I’m pretty sure it is the play, word-for-word, scene-for-scene. But make that just one scene. One room, one afternoon, four characters. What makes it even more unique, is that it’s a comedy. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a comedy this simplistic in its setting.2011

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Screenplay by: Yasmina Reza and Roman Polanski

Starring: Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly, Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz