Edge of Darkness (Review)
Jan28

Edge of Darkness (Review)

EDGE OF DARKNESS (1/29/10; Action) Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston, Shawn Roberts, Bojana Novakovic SCR: William Monahan, Andrew Bovell DIR: Martin Campbell MPAA: R for strong bloody violence and language. 1 hour 57 mins BOX: $43,078,393 Gibson returns to acting after an eight year hiatus with a role that places him well within his safe zone, that of a wronged, vengeful badass: Thomas Craven, a veteran homicide detective for...

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Bounty Hunter, The (Review)
Jan19

Bounty Hunter, The (Review)

BOUNTY HUNTER, THE (3/19/10; Comedy, Action) Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Christine Baranski, Jason Sudeikis SCR: Sarah Thorp DIR: Andy Tennant MPAA: PG-13 for sexual content including suggestive comments, language and some violence. 1 hour 50 mins BOX: $64,696,084 Butler is a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter assigned to bring in his bail-jumping ex-wife (Aniston), who also happens to be a reporter investigating a suicide case that...

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Book of Eli, The (Review)
Jan15

Book of Eli, The (Review)

BOOK OF ELI, THE (1/15/10; Sci-Fi) Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, Ray Stevenson, Jennifer Beals, Evan Jones, Michael Gambon SCR: Gary Whitta, Anthony Peckham DIR: Allen Hughes, Albert Hughes MPAA: R for some brutal violence and language. 1 hour 58 mins BOX: $93,787,369 Ashen-hued thriller takes place 30 years after the big “flash,” and looks like a million other post-apocalyptic flicks (in particular, The Road) but at...

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Fish Tank (Review)
Jan15

Fish Tank (Review)

FISH TANK (1/15/10; Drama) Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing, Harry Treadaway, Charlotte Collins, Jason Maza SCR/DIR: Andrea Arnold MPAA: Unrated 2 hours 4 mins Acclaimed British coming-of-age drama may give in to some heavy-handed symbolism at times, but there is no denying the power of its honesty. Fifteen-year-old Mia (Jarvis) is a hip-hop lovin’ Angry Rebellious Teen causing trouble wherever she goes – and...

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Creation (Review)
Jan10

Creation (Review)

CREATION (01/22/10; Drama, Biopic) Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly, Jeremy Northam, Toby Jones SCR: John Collee; based on Annie’s Box by Randal Keynes DIR: Jon Amiel MPAA: PG for some intense thematic material. 1 hour 48 mins BOX: $340,611 Ambitious drama depicts the long process in which Charles Darwin (Bettany) struggled to write his iconic book On the Origin of Species, and the devastating effect his young daughter’s death had on...

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Bitch Slap (Review)
Jan08

Bitch Slap (Review)

BITCH SLAP (1/08/10; Comedy, Action) Julia Voth, Erin Cummings, America Olivo, Michael Hurst, Lucy Lawless, Kevin Sorbo SCR: Eric Gruendemann, Rick Jacobson DIR: Rick Jacobson MPAA: R for brutal violence, strong sexual content and language throughout, and brief drug use. 1 hour 49 mins BOX: $17,365 According to Wikipedia, “Three girls, a down-and-out stripper named Trixie, a drug-running killer and ex-convict named Camero, and a...

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