Movies We Watched

Sometimes we watch stuff that we want to talk just a little bit about, not a full review worth. These are those films. If any of the films reviewed are available on Netflix Instant Watch (US or Canada) or HuluPlus (US only), we’ll note that by putting a direct link below the capsule. The Raid: Redemption 2012 indonesia. Director: Gareth Evans. Starring:...

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Review: Dark Knight Rises

Director: Christopher Nolan Screenplay: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan Cast: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph-Gordon Levitt Runtime: 164 min. MPAA: PG-13 “Theatricality and deception can be powerful agents.” With those words of wisdom began not only the journey of the Batman, but Christopher Nolan’s remarkably meticulous and...

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Countdown to The Dark Knight Rises: Rank ‘em [Christopher Nolan]

  Everyone involved with the third row got together this week and looked back at Christopher Nolan’s career to coincide with the release of likely the biggest movie of 2012, The Dark Knight Rises. Throughout the week, we’ve had (and will have) some pretty in-depth and thoughtful pieces surrounding Nolan’s films and Batman in particular....

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Shinsedai Cinema Festival: Ringing In Their Ears

Title: Ringing In Their Ears Director: Yu Irie Starring: Fumi Nikaido, Kurumi Morishita, Uji Kiyotaka, Yui Miura, Tatsuya Sakamoto, Mikihito Tsurugi, Toru Nomaguchi, Keisuke Horibe Running time: 89 min.   There are countless clichés and adages that revolve around music – ‘the power of rock ‘n’ roll,’ ‘music saves...

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Review: Magic Mike

Director: Steven Soderbergh Screenplay: Reid Carolin Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Cody Horn Runtime: 110 min. One of the more ubiquitous critiques utilized in analyzing a performance is that the actor was merely ‘playing himself.’ This criticism – or insult, really – has been levied at actors of all...

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Review: Prometheus

The ability to appeal to the viewer’s philosophical foundations, in the most intrinsically beautiful sense of the bounds of the human mind, and subsequently challenge them is the defining characteristic of Prometheus.

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Countdown to Prometheus: The Legacy of Alien

The Alien franchise is unusual for several reasons. It started with a highly successful, even visionary, film from an almost unknown director (Ridley Scott’s The Duellists had been a modest success in England, but it was Alien that boosted him to international fame). Seven years later came a sequel from a different director, set in the same universe but...

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Movies We Watched

Sometimes we watch stuff that we want to talk just a little bit about, not a full review worth. These are those films. If any of the films reviewed are available on Netflix Instant Watch (US or Canada) or HuluPlus (US only), we’ll note that by putting a direct link below the capsule. The Graduate 1967 USA. Director: Mike Nichols. Starring: Dustin Hoffman,...

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Movies We Watched

Sometimes we watch stuff that we want to talk just a little bit about, not a full review worth. These are those films. If any of the films reviewed are available on Netflix Instant Watch (US or Canada) or HuluPlus (US only), we’ll note that by putting a direct link below the capsule. The Proposition 2005 Australia. Director: John Hillcoat. Starring: Ray...

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Movies We Watched

Sometimes we watch stuff that we want to talk just a little bit about, not a full review worth. These are those films. If any of the films reviewed are available on Netflix Instant Watch (US or Canada) or HuluPlus (US only), we’ll note that by putting a direct link below the capsule. The Iron Giant 1999 US. Director: Brad Bird. Starring: Eli Marienthal,...

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