Monthly Archives: July 2012

BATMAN DOESN’T QUITE BAT A THOUSAND: NITPICKING THE PLOT HOLES

Yes, The Dark Knight Rises has indeed risen. With the exception of a handful of countries that won’t be seeing Christopher Nolan’s film until August, Batman has flown around the world and, like a catty Catwoman, I have a few things to discuss … Continue reading

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Movie Review: SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN

Release date: July 27, 2012 (ltd) Written, Edited and Directed by: Malik Bendjelloul Featuring: Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, Malik Bendjelloul Running Time: 86 minutes What happens when a singer/songwriter, living in relative obscurity for over forty years, discovers that he was an … Continue reading

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Movie Review: THE WATCH

Release date: July 27, 2012 Directed by: Akiva Schaffer Written by: Jared Stern and Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg Cast: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Rosemarie DeWitt Rating: R Running Time: 98 minutes Neither an in-depth look … Continue reading

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Movie Review: TRISHNA

Release date: July 20, 2012 (NY/LA: July 13) Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Based on the novel “Tess of the d’Ubervilles” by: Thomas Hardy Cast: Freida Pinto, Riz Ahmed, Roshan Seth Running Time: 117 minutes Exiting the movie theater after viewing … Continue reading

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Movie Review: THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

Release date: July 20, 2012 Directed by: Christopher Nolan Screenplay by: Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan Story by: Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy Running Time: 164 minutes Batman, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT

Release date: July 13, 2012 Directed by: Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier Voice Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Wanda Sykes, Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Peter Dinklage The prehistoric pals aren’t as fossilized as we may … Continue reading

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Movie Review: TO ROME WITH LOVE

Written and Directed by: Woody Allen Cast: Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, Ellen Page, Alison Pill Running Time: 112 minutes Traveling outside of his beloved New York, iconic filmmaker Woody Allen … Continue reading

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Remembering Andy Griffith, Movie Review: A FACE IN THE CROWD

Directed by: Elia Kazan Screenplay by: Budd Schulberg Cast: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Walter Matthau, Lee Remick, Anthony Franciosa A few years before his name became synonymous with long-running television series (The Andy Griffith Show [1960-68], Mayberry R.F.D. [1968-1971] and Matlock [1986-1995]), Andy Griffith … Continue reading

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Movie Review: SAVAGES

Directed by: Oliver Stone Screenplay by: Shane Salerno & Don Winslow & Oliver Stone Based on the novel by: Don Winslow Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Aaron Johnson, John Travolta, Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek Akin to the project shooting … Continue reading

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Movie Review: THE MAGIC OF BELLE ISLE

Release date: July 6, 2012 (ltd) Directed by: Rob Reiner Screenplay by: Guy Thomas and Rob Reiner and Andrew Scheinman Cast: Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll Rating: PG In an attempt to understand how onetime directorial genius Rob Reiner … Continue reading

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