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Review: The Golden Compass

I went to go see the movie the Golden Compass last night with a few friends, and was phenomenally impressed by it at every level. As someone who has not read the books (The Golden Compass was based on the book ‘Northern Lights’, renamed ‘The Golden Compass’ in America) I don’t have a basis to…

Me and my friends went to see “The Good Shepard” Saturday night, a movie about the inception (and deception) of the CIA surrounding the Bay of Pigs invasion and Cold War. It was directed by/produced by Francis Ford Coppola and Robert De Niro (who also starred), with screenplay by Eric Roth of “Forrest Gump” fame.…

Anyone Seen “The Fountain”?

I absolutely loved Aronofsky’s work. Not that there’s so much of it, only “Pi” and “Requiem for a Dream” plus some student works. But I’ve heard mixed things about his most recent movie “The Fountain.” So: Have you seen it? And, if so, what did you think? I’m trying to decide if/when to go see…

I’m sure you’ve heard about “Borat.” Like Snakes on a Plane, its been the object of a huge amount of hype and word-of-mouth style promotion. I went to go see the movie Sunday night, and I gotta say, I thought it was hilarious. Although, several people walked out of the theater about 15 minutes into…

Last night I went to go see “A Scanner Darkly,” the dis-topia flick starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder based on the 1977 sci-fi novel by Philip Dick. Now, before you shout “Keanu Reeves!” and pan the movie, believe me, the acting issue was more than made up for by a phenomenal performance by Robert…