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X Doesn’t Quite Mark the Spot for Comedy

X Doesn’t Quite Mark the Spot for Comedy

Film producer Todd Phillips took on the college frat boy scene in Old School, and graduated to grown men who act like children in The Hangover franchise. So, it seemed about time for him to tackle new comedic territory and regress to the high school years that everyone remembers so fondly. And[Read More…]

by March 1, 2012 0 comments The Guide

All Is Fair in Film About Love and War

The trailer for This Means War labels its two male protagonists, played by Tom Hardy and Chris Pine, as “the C.I.A.’s best.” While both men are easy on the eyes, to say the least, I’m not sure what government agency would truly desire – let alone pay – to have them working as undercover operatives.[Read More…]

by February 17, 2012 0 comments The Guide

No Risks in ‘Safe House’

The tagline on the poster for Safe House is “No One is Safe.” And indeed, it’s true. Denzel Washington’s Tobin Frost and Ryan Reynolds’ Matt Weston, along with a grab bag of anonymous henchman, spend most of Safe House’s two hours blazing a trail of destruction through Cape Town, apparently hell-bent on killing as many innocent[Read More…]

by February 9, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Friends Sans Benefits

I’m a big fan of romantic comedies, but it’s difficult to find ones that aren’t horrible. When Harry Met Sallycomes as close to perfection as this genre will ever come. The concept doesn’t sound great: Billy Crystal (Harry) stars in a romantic comedy in which he isn’t in love with Meg[Read More…]

by February 9, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Extremely Emotional and Incredibly Long

Most of us can remember exactly where we were and what we were doing on the morning of Sept. 11, 2011. For nine-year-old Oskar Schell, the memory of listening to his father’s voice on the answering machine from the inside of the World Trade Center torments him every day. Based[Read More…]

by January 25, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Latest Twilight Flick Fails to Break Ground

“Hey you guys, I just saw a Twilight movie and hated it because I’m not a 12-year-old girl, and also because LOL, it’s Twilight and people hate it on the Internet or something! Ready for some hackneyed vampire jokes?” Nah, yo. First of all, I’ve declared an official moratorium on cheap one-liners about[Read More…]

by December 1, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Greatness Emanates From Espionage Film

Greatness Emanates From Espionage Film

In many ways, young adults of this day and age have fallen victim to the development of the 21st century. Films and television shows have become canvasses for the latest and greatest pyrotechnics, a competition of who can fit the most explosions into a two hour span while maintaining some[Read More…]

by November 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide

Drama Ascends to Greatness

The opening sequence of The Descendants, which reveals a woman’s face against the backdrop of a turquoise ocean, is one of the only scenes in the entire film without music — because music is replaced by the steady hum of a motorboat. The scene quickly segues to a series of images[Read More…]

by November 17, 2011 0 comments The Guide
Inspiring Drama Finds Humor in Unlikely Places

Inspiring Drama Finds Humor in Unlikely Places

Going into the movie theater, I knew that 50/50 was a comedy. However, Jonathan Levine’s new film is not your typical blockbuster comedy; it mingles the gravity of real-life events with the humor people bring to them in order to pull through. Needless to say, you would never expect to leave the[Read More…]

by September 30, 2011 0 comments The Guide
I Don’t Know How You Could Watch This

I Don’t Know How You Could Watch This

When I go to screenings of movies I’m going to review, I write “lol” in my notes for failed attempts at humor, and “haha” for things that are actually funny. The lol-to-haha ratio for I Don’t Know How She Does It was absolutely dismal. There were like 10 “lol”s for every “haha.” Rarely[Read More…]

by September 16, 2011 0 comments The Guide