“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” Movie Review

Colin has a movie review of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford for you today.  Wow, is that a long title or what?  Click to enjoy the full technicolor 3D review here.

 

“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” looks great.  It is moody and poetic.  These landscapes of snow and sun, nighttime railroad heists, are impressionistically rendered by cinematographer Roger Deakins, always a reliable hand. 

 

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Max Payne-Don’t Let This Turkey Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Cherie really let’s you know what she thought of this video game turned Markie Mark vehicle-Max Payne.  If you’re not in the US, well you don’t have to worry about Max Payne ruining your Thanksgiving, but maybe you should read her review all the same-just to be on the safe side.  Read Cherie’s review here.

The games are no masterpieces of storytelling, but they are fun, action packed and keep your interest.  Max Payne the movie is none of those things.  In fact, the most you can hope for is a series of unintentional giggles as you watch Mona Sax/Mila Kunis/Jackie Burkhart walk around trying to look tough with a shotgun.  Its that kind of movie.

In the Los Angeles Area? Check Out HDFEST LA-Remarkable Power Is Just One of Many Great Features Showing!

Remarkable Power is playing at HDFEST Los Angeles and we think its pretty awesome.  Remarkable power stars Kevin Nealon, Tom Arnold, Evan Peters, Kip Pardue and Nora Zehetner.  You might remember Nora from Heroes Season One.  Remarkable Power is a Los Angeles Premiere and a High-Definition Premiere.  Check out the trailer right here.

Los Angeles. With the plug about to be pulled on his late night talk show after a fifteen year run, and his wife engaged in a steamy affair with a pro baseball star, host Jack West (Kevin Nealon) is desperate – to keep aflame his fading celebrity, and avenge the misdeeds of his adulterous spouse. With the clock ticking, Jack concocts the mother of all media stunts, killing two birds with one unforgettable stone on the road to redemption.

The scheme entangles an eclectic collection of colorful locals navigating their way through unpredictable twists and turns. A plump private eye (Tom Arnold) teams with a macabre web-mistress (Nora Zehetner) to investigate the strange disappearance of a dead body. A glassy-eyed cheddar head (Evan Peters) falls prey to a phony get-rich-quick guru (Christopher Titus). Imperiled actors (Kip Pardue & Dulé Hill) embark on a quest for a fresh corpse.

Cops in costume, a peculiar special effects make-up team, porn stars with dreams of stardom, a Jewish drug lord with very large brothers, Russian mobsters and others converge in this unique roller-coaster ride of comedy, mystery, murder and mayhem through the underbelly of modern day Sodom and Gomorrah.

I AM FROM TITOV VELES-Movie Review by Gerald

Gerald’s latest movie review is a very powerful film called I AM FROM TITOV VELES (Jas sum od Titov Veles). Click here to read the entire review.

Macedonia’s entry to the Academy Award’s Best Foreign Language Film category is a story of three sisters from a town in the former Yukoslav Republic known today as Titov Veles, Macedonia. I Am From Titov Veles explores the collateral damage of fallen governments. In this film, sisters are left to face environmentally unsafe issues of polluted air by mining and poverty.



Batman: The Brave and the Bold-Television Review-Reviewed by Cherie

Cherie was a bit surprised by Batman: The Brave and the Bold.  Click here to read why-well go on.

Batman: The Brave and the Bold, isn’t what you might think.  When I first heard about the series I thought it would be a real throw away, but as it turns out Batman: The Brave and the Bold is a real surprise.  The animation is actually pretty good and the first episode, “Rise of Blue Beetle” was action packed for sure, but what really gives me hope is that Batman: The Brave and the Bold has a sense of humor.

The Robot Has the Scoop-J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek (2009) Advanced Movie Review-From The Robot

Interested in J.J Abrams’ take on Star Trek, Captain James T. Kirk and the rest of the gang?  The Robot has once again dialed in from the future to give us his “two bolts” on Star Trek 2009.  The Robot likes to believe he is- “quite possibly the ultimate Hollywood insider,” see what he has to say about Star Trek 2009.  Click here to get The Robot’s thoughts on Star Trek 2009.  

 

At its heart, Star Trek was, in theory, about looking towards the future. But by 2009. it was completely obvious that Star Trek had no desire to touch on the social issues of its day, as the original series so famously did, but instead wished to focus on “the bang and whiz” of the visual effects.  Star Trek 2009 by its very nature, by the very fact that it focused cowardly on Kirk, Spock and all, was cowardice personified.

Year of the Dog-Film Reviewed by Alan

Check out Alan’s review for Year of the Dog.  You might have missed this film from 2007, but Alan believes it has something to offer.  Click here for the full review.

 

Year of the Dog does indeed excel on many levels, the script is very well crafted, and full of humor and written in such a manner as to give the actors latitude in their performances.  The end result is that we, the audience, end up caring about Peggy and most viewers will probably identify with her position by the end-at least to some degree.  I believe very firmly in animal rights and was delighted to see a film that dealt with this important subject in such a borderline brilliant manner.