2010

Here’s my video review of the “Black Swan” from KTKA-49. Ballet is an incredibly demanding art form, both physically and mentally. In Darren Aronofsky’s “Black Swan,” Natalie Portman plays a tortured New York dancer who starts to come apart at the seams once she gets the lead role in Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.” Like he did […]

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Here’s my video review of the “127 Hours” from KTKA-49. My full print review of “127 Hours” is here: Movie Review: 127 Hours Before seeing it earlier this week, I’d heard the advance hype on director Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours.” People are passing out in the theater because one particular scene in the movie is […]

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I went into “Love and Other Drugs” with mid-level expectations. I expected Anne Hathaway to be adorable, the script to often be pretty funny, and that the structure would more or less follow that of the typical romcom. All of this was fine by me; it seemed more or less right up my alley. However, […]

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Movie Review: Tangled

by Alan Rapp on November 24, 2010

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During it’s heyday, Disney made a name for itself by turning out classic tales about princes and princesses, true love, and triumph over evil (usually with a few songs and cute creatures thrown in). With the studio’s 50th animated film, Disney goes back to the well with Tangled, based on the fairy tale Rapunzel by […]

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Movie Review: 127 Hours

by Eric Melin on November 24, 2010

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There are certain movies that become impossible to separate from your specific movie-going experience. “127 Hours” is such a movie for me. I had heard the advance hype on Danny Boyle’s dramatic and joyous “127 Hours” from the festival circuit: People are passing out in the theater because one particular scene in the movie is […]

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Here’s my video review of the “The Next Three Days” from KTKA-49. In “Crash”—one of the worst Best Picture winners of all time—writer/director Paul Haggis serves up a ridiculous plot filled with convenient connections between multiple characters. The whole mess exists entirely as a platform for a really obvious and insulting sermon about race relations. […]

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Movie Review: Fair Game

by Alan Rapp on November 19, 2010

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Although Fair Game has the dubious honor of sharing a title with a truly awful Cindy Crawford/William Baldwin flick, thankfully that’s all the two movies have in common. Based on the true story of Valerie Plame, Fair Game focuses on the consequences of one man standing up for what he believes in, a talented woman […]

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Sometimes, I suppose, some people just need to watch a nice movie where nice people end up in nice places, despite not nice situations. Hollywood knows this, and they know it well. They crank out these nice movies like a long, processed line of uninterrupted sausage, knowing it’ll find some sort of audience. It doesn’t […]

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Movie Review: Megamind

by Alan Rapp on November 5, 2010

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“Our battles quickly got more elaborate. He would win some, I would almost win others! He took the name Metro Man, defender of Metro City. I decided to pick something a little more humble – Megamind, incredibly handsome criminal genius and master of all villainy!” What makes a hero? DreamWorks latest animated feature Megamind, scripted […]

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Here’s my video review of the drama“Conviction” starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell from KTKA-49. The best moments in the new drama “Conviction” are between Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell, who play siblings that were separated by child services as kids. As adults, they’re separated again when the brother is found guilty of murder and […]

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Here’s my video review of the Clint Eastwood drama“Hereafter” starring Matt Damon from KTKA-49. Matt Damon is one of three characters across the globe who are touched by death in the maudlin drama “Hereafter.” Director Clint Eastwood weaves their stories together as they grapple with the possibility of an afterlife and how it affects them […]

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On-Camera Review: Red

by Eric Melin on October 15, 2010

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Here’s my video review of the action comedy“Red” starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich from KTKA-49. Hollywood action movies, it seems, have come full circle. Back in the 1980s, shooting a never-ending stream of bad guys and cracking inappropriate one-liners was the exclusive domain of burly, muscle-bound tough guys like Sylvester […]

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Eric and Ian McFarland from DadsBigPlan review the newest in absurd and disgusting stunts captured on video, this time in 3D. It’s “Jackass 3D.”

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Disney gets a lot of grief for these feel-good sports movies that tend to up the schmaltz and oversimplify the story. Say what you want about them, they usually have a helluva lot of heart and are (at least a little) smarter than their critics give them credit for. I’ll freely admit to liking my […]

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If you’ve ever thought what was really missing from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was a teen’s perspective then It’s Kind of a Funny Story might be what you’re looking for. Although not in the same class with Cuckoo’s Nest, this film adapted from Ned Vizzini’s novel of the same name by writers/directors Anna […]

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