Monthly Archives: November 2010

Despite its “interesting” poster, a most compelling drama

Changeling (2008) Dir: Clint Eastwood Stars: Angelina Jolie, Jeffrey Donovan, John Malkovich, Colm Feore, Michael Kelly and Jason Butler Harner I am making it a special point to tell you that this film is very closely based on a true … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS – Rumors of “The Thin Man” Re-make?

Good afternoon! Please have a look at the following article, which is one of many found this afternoon resulting from a “Johnny Depp Thin Man” Google search –   http://cinemablend.com/new/Johnny-Depp-Wants-Rob-Marshall-To-Help-Him-Remake-The-Thin-Man-21313.html I’m not sure if any of you have seen the … Continue reading

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Four films? In one update!?! Several suggestions for your Netflix cue

Three Amigos! (1989) Dir: John Landis Stars: Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Martin Short and Alfonso Arau Caught this one on cable last weekend.  I suppose there are two reasons I like this comedy so much: first of all, it is … Continue reading

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Two January 2009 Titles

Taken (2009) Dir: Pierre Morel Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen and Maggie Grace This is apparently my “January of 2009” update for you today – that’s right, I neglected to see these two titles in the theaters last winter, but … Continue reading

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The Staff of Ra – A Burke Favorite Scene

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Harrison Ford, Karen Allen, Paul Freeman, Jonathan Rhys-Davies and Denholm Elliott I could not, would not, in good conscience post an entry like the one below without an equally positive … Continue reading

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A SKIP: And let me get a few things straight…

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) Director: Steven Spielberg Stars: Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone and Cate Blanchett I’m going to go over my notes, which I started taking about three minutes into … Continue reading

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Is Forgetting Sarah Marshall a “Don’t Miss” – You be the judge!

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2009) Director: Nicholas Stoller Stars: Jason Segal, Kristen Bell, Paul Rudd, Bill Hader and Mila Kunis Hello, friends.  Have you ever found yourself inexplicably craving a romantic comedy with a nice long shot of male genitalia?  To … Continue reading

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And now – For an entry like no other – BREAKING NEWS

Good afternoon, Friends – welcome to my first BREAKING NEWS update:   This entry, brief though it may be, is dedicated to Drew, Jeremy, Mark and all my other pals so very fascinated with the 1990 classic Scorsese picture, Goodfellas.  … Continue reading

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A modern Hitchcock-esque suspense yarn

Shutter Island (2010) Director: Martin Scorsese Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley and Max Von Sydow If you’ve watched Scorsese’s library of films, you know that he applies a certain signature to his films using different techniques.  Quick and … Continue reading

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A filthy job requires an ugly attitude and a chameleon

Body of Lies (2009) Director: Ridley Scott Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe and Mark Strong There was an article from last year, I think in the Hollywood Reporter, about the excellent quality of recent Iraq war movies.  The article covered … Continue reading

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