Skyfall, Alex Cross, Pitch Perfect

Movies, Drama

Skyfall, Alex Cross, Pitch Perfect

No Comments 22 April 2013

Over the past couple of months, I saw three films that I still need to briefly review. Skyfall. I resisted watching another installment of James Bond but friends vouched that it is really good entertainment.

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Soul Kitchen

Movies, Comedy

Soul Kitchen

No Comments 21 April 2013

This is the third Faith Aitken film that I laid eyes on. It is more playful than the first two. The story is weakly held together by the trials and tribulations of a German Greek restaurant owner, Zinos, who is trying to make a living with his restaurant located in on old Hamburg warehouse.

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Zero Dark 30

Movies, Drama

Zero Dark 30

No Comments 6 April 2013

It took the US government 10 years to find and kill Osama Bin Laden. The film spends a long 2 hours and 37 minutes to chronicle the long hunt. The first hour is so slow that you feel as frustrated as the people who were hunting Osama for years without meaningful progress.

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Silver Linings Playbook

Movies, Drama

Silver Linings Playbook

No Comments 3 March 2013

Thank God for moderate expectations. Silver Linings Playbook was much better than I anticipated. Pat (Bradley Cooper) remains undiagnosed with bipolar personality disorder until he finds his wife in the shower cheating with a colleague from work. Pat almost kills the man. His lawyer manages to keep him out of prison by letting the state lock him up in a mental hospital.

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Amour

Movies, Drama

Amour

No Comments 23 February 2013

I can see that Amour wins an Oscar tomorrow for Best Foreign Film, but I doubt that he will the Oscar for Best Picture. Why? Amour is too serious, too much art and too little entertainment.

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Life of Pi

Movies, Phantasy

Life of Pi

No Comments 10 February 2013

Typically when we first read a book and then see the film based on the book we are disappointed. In the case of Life of Pi, I enjoyed the 3-D film directed by Ang Lee a lot more than the book, although the film follows the plot quite closely.

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The Intouchables

Movies, Drama

The Intouchables

No Comments 28 January 2013

This delightful French comedy made me laugh many times. The charm rests in brining together two people from the opposite side of the French social spectrum.

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