October 2006

There are a remarkably few mainstream films about the contemporary soul of Great Britain. We are all accustomed to the prim-and-proper aesthetic of films like “Pride and Prejudice” or “Remains of the Day.” Also familiar are the cheeky, mildly irreverent movies starring Hugh Grant (“Four Weddings and A Funeral”) or that puckering American girl who [...]

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“Running with Scissors” is a preposterously over-the-top and funny satire of the 1970s. Written and directed by “Nip/Tuck” creator Ryan Murphy, it is essentially a tale of the “me” decade run amok, with the open attitudes of the hippie generation exploding in a fractured mess all over the nuclear family unit. When 13-year old Augusten [...]

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Clint Eastwood’s filmography is a mile long and filled with acting, directing and musical credits, which distinguish him as one of Hollywood’s biggest names. Eastwood’s last directorial outing was the highly overrated “Million Dollar Baby,” a heavy-handed, clunky mess of a movie that put a mysterious hex on audiences which carried it all the way [...]

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Clint Eastwood’s new World War II drama “Flags of Our Fathers” has Eric and J.D. discussing the selling of the Iraq War and bad oldie make-up vs. bad old person actors. Booyakasha! Click on the photo for the Windows Media version of this on-camera review.

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“The Prestige” may be the second movie to come out this year featuring magicians at the turn of the century, but it is the only one that offers an in-depth look at what drives the men behind the magic. “The Illusionist” is an undercooked love triangle dressed up in Victorian clothes, while “The Prestige,” with [...]

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Three U.S. soldiers struggle to climb a sandy hill in the dark as bombs explode around them. When they make it to the top, the men work together to plant an American flag in the ground. As the camera continues upwards, we see that the “bombs” are fireworks and the men are standing atop a [...]

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Why Alec Baldwin? Well, especially as a supporting player, the man has had somewhat of a resurgence lately. With roles in the last two Scorsese films and the new “Running with Scissors,” as well as TV’s “30 Rock,” Baldwin is everywhere. It’s almost as if he’s intent on reclaiming the family surname back from his [...]

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Martin Scorcese’s latest feature “The Departed” stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Matt Damon, Alec Baldwin and Mark Wahlberg – an A-list dream cast if there ever was one. With all that fire-power the plot really has to be a thing of wonder. Sadly, it doesn’t quite get there. Although “The Departed” isn’t all [...]

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Apart from being a technical marvel, ‘The Departed’ is also a bleak and terrifying study of the cyclical violence.

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…featuring lots of clips from the movie! Eric & J.D. try in vain to figure out where dreams end and reality begins in Michel Gondry’s new film, “The Science of Sleep.” Then they realize that’s not the point and just give in to its unique charms. Click on the photo for the Windows Media version [...]

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