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Jun 11, 2011

Now Showing: Just Go with It on DVD

Because the movie choices this summer are looking pretty bleak, my roommate and I decided to stay in and rent a $4 movie on iTunes. Not. Worth It.

May 28, 2011

Now Showing: The Hangover Part II

Have you seen The Hangover? Yeah, so you’ve pretty much seen The Hangover Part II. The gang, still consisting of Stu, Phil, Alan, and Doug, get themselves into trouble in Bangkok. Of course, they remember nothing the next morning and must piece together their mistakes or they may never see Stu’s fiancée’s brother ever again.

Apr 30, 2011

Now Showing: Fast Five

My guy friends convinced me that I needed to go to a midnight showing of Fast Five in IMAX. Not my typical genre of choice, but I was pleasantly surprised with the film. Unfortunately, the projector broke before the end, so I can’t tell you how (allegedly) awesome the final car chase scene was. But I can tell you how cool it was to watch everyone in the theater throw cups at the screen…

Now Showing: Scream 4

Scream 4 is the latest film in the Scream series. Sidney Prescott returns to her hometown on a book tour for her self-help book. Of course, with her arrival, Ghostface also makes a return. A new generation of high school students, including Sidney’s cousin, are thrown into the world that Sidney herself experienced. Here are the top 4 Reasons why you should check out the original Scream trilogy Before Watching Scream 4.

Now Showing: Insidious

In Insidious, two parents are forced to cope with strange and supernatural occurrences that follow one of their three children’s mysterious comatose state. The film starts out strong, and even superior to most modern horror films. Unfortunately, due to lack of risk-taking, unoriginality, and a bizarre turn in the second half, Insidious falls into the realm of C-grade horror films.

Now Showing: The Adjustment Bureau

In The Adjustment Bureau, Matt Damon plays David Norris, a politician who falls for a dancer (played by Emily Blunt). Norris accidentally discovers that the world is run by a group whose job it is to keep everyone on their own life path; this “Adjustment Bureau” manages everyone’s fate.

Feb 6, 2011

Now Showing: Blue Valentine

You may be wondering why, since I usually write about new releases, I have chosen to review Blue Valentine (which was released in late December most places) this week. Well, despite being out for a month, Blue Valentine remains a water cooler topic. The subject is no longer the MPAA’s original decision to give Blue Valentine an NC-17 rating (read my thoughts on that here), but instead it is Michelle Williams' nomination for Best Actress.

Jan 22, 2011

Now Showing: No Strings Attached

When I groaned after No Strings Attached ended, my friend turned to me and said, “If you hate romance, don’t go see romantic comedies!” And those who have read my reviews before probably already know that I’m not a sucker for romance. So you would think that I might enjoy a comedy about platonic sex buddies Emma and Adam (played by Nathalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher).

Jan 8, 2011

Now Showing: True Grit

Confession: I don’t do well with Westerns. And maybe that sentence makes no sense to you. But I’m thinking that the majority of people reading this review also conjure up images of confusing plotlines, boring shootouts, and racism when they hear the word “Western.” But, all that being said, I loved True Grit.

Dec 18, 2010

Now Showing: The Tourist

In, The Tourist, a mysterious woman named Elise (Angelina Jolie) diverts the attention away from her actual criminal boyfriend by using an American tourist in Italy, Frank (Johnny Depp). She meets Frank on a train and pretends to be married to him in order to divert the attention of the police and the mafia. The trailer wants you to believe that it’s more complicated than that…but it isn’t.

Dec 4, 2010

Now Showing: Black Swan

Black Swan is a psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman as Nina, a perfectionist ballerina who is cast as the Swan Queen in her company’s performance of Swan Lake.

Nov 20, 2010

Now Showing: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Disclaimer: Many Harry Potter fans sit in the theater picking the movie apart in terms of being an accurate adaptation, but I believe the film should stand alone as a part of its own art form, which is first and foremost a film, not a book.

Nov 6, 2010

Now Showing: Due Date

All I want to do right now is compose a love letter to Robert Downey Jr. Instead, I have to slaughter his new movie, Due Date, so that you lovely people don’t waste your money on it. But afterward, I fully plan on writing a Taylor Swift-esque ode to an aviator-clad Robert Downey Jr.

Oct 23, 2010

Now Showing: Paranormal Activity 2

I slept with the lights on after a midnight showing of Paranormal Activity 2, which is saying a lot for a movie that I went into with “Whip My Hair” stuck in my head beforehand. For a long time, I had been predicting that the follow up to last year’s Paranormal Activity would be a more corny, overdone version of the first film (which I loved, even if it made my cry).

Oct 9, 2010

Now Showing: The Social Network

The Social Network isn’t “The Facebook movie,” as I have heard some people call it. The movie poster itself says, “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” This is a film about power struggles, honesty, and the impact of one student’s claim to fame.