November 2009

  • Title: Glee – Ballad
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Okay, it’s official. We love us some Glee. From the latest episode “Ballad,” here’s Mr. Schuester’s (Matthew Morrison) somewhat ill-conceived plan of extinguishing Rachel’s (Lea Michele) crush with a mashup of “Young Girl” and “Don’t Stand Close to Me.”

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  • Title: 2012
  • IMDB: link

I didn’t expect much from director Roland Emmerich’s latest disaster flick other than a little dumb fun. 2012 couldn’t even deliver that.

What follows is a short, and hopefully concise, review for a long, and depressingly boring, film (158-minute running time) that is almost as much fun as spending three hours alone in a doctor’s waiting room.

Maybe it was asking too much of Emmerich to give us another big disaster flick (after all, it’s not like 10,000 B.C. did anyone any favors). The man who gave us Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, and that woeful Godzilla remake, it seems, has nothing new to share. Instead he brings back the same tired storylines, with new actors and larger special effects, in hopes that this alone will be enough to satisfy.

It’s not.

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Staring at Goats

by Alan Rapp on November 6, 2009

in Movie Reviews 

  • Title: Men Who Stare at Goats
  • IMDB: link

Men Who Stare at Goats begins by stating that more of what you are about to see is true than you would believe.

Based on the non-fiction book by Jon Ronson the film takes us into the world of government funded programs to create psychic spies, or as George Clooney’s character likes to call them – Jedi Warriors.

The film is presented from the perspective of reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) who stumbles upon the unlikely story while trying to prove something to himself (and his ex-wife after she leaves him for his boss) by jumping hastily into a dangerous story without thinking.

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