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Watch Bao Tran’s Bookie Right Now

A couple years ago, one of my friends and coworkers invited me to attend a film premiere at the Seattle Art Museum, and I, being a movie buff, obliged her. We showed up and waited in the lobby for half an hour as the previous screening – yes, there were two consecutive showings – emptied […]

The 10 Best Movies of Summer 2009

Summer isn’t officially over quite yet, but the summer movie season (May to August) is, as evidenced by The Final Destination 3D winning its second weekend in a row with a paltry $12 million. This summer made more money for studios than any other summer in history, though such records hardly mean much when the […]

Hugo Chavez Signing Autographs at Venice Film Festival

Hugo Chavez. Man of the people. Enemy of America. Dictator. Movie star? Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is in Italy today signing autographs and walking the red carpet to see Oliver Stone’s new documentary South of the Border, which is about Chavez and his strained relationship with the United States.

Hollywood Wants Jay Leno to Fail

Hollywood wants Jay Leno to fail. It’s true, and it’s not surprising. With his new show set to debut at 10pm on September 14, 2009 on NBC, Hollywood is rooting against him, according to an interesting article by Variety, published today. Why? A week’s worth of Leno will cost the same amount as one, one-hour […]

Blu-Ray Review: The Office: Season 5

With season six looming, NBC is releasing The Office: Season 5 on DVD and Blu-Ray this Tuesday. With the 26 episodes comes the typical bonus feature culprits – deleted scenes, episode commentaries and a gag reel – but in this case, that’s actually a good thing. As has been the case with other seasons of […]

Sunshine Cleaning Movie Review

From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine comes another seemingly bright dramedy titled Sunshine Cleaning, about two down-and-out women who start a crime scene cleaning business. Though I’m generally not fooled by the “from the producers of” marketing spin films are often given, I did fall for this one: following the trailers, casting and even […]

The Hot List: 10 Movies to See in September

Kids are back to school, parents are back to work (well, except for the unemployed ones) and Hollywood has decided to not release anything worthwhile… it must be September! Many of the major television shows are starting up, too, and football season is upon us – not to mention the end of the regular baseball […]

Adventureland DVD Not Full of Adventure

Those expecting Superbad things from director Greg Mottola’s follow-up comedy Adventureland may be disappointed. The R-rated drama-comedy, about a young man in the 1980’s who desperately takes a job at a trashy carnival and finds first love, is a well-made and engaging film, but it isn’t nearly as funny as Superbad, nor is it meant […]

The 15 Best Television Shows Currently on TV

This title may be a bit misleading. In reality, this article is about the best television shows that I currently watch on TV. I don’t watch every TV show. I don’t watch The Closer or House or NCIS or 30 Rock, to name a few. Comedy is generally not my thing. I much prefer serialized […]

New How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days DVD Loses

Paramount, in its never-ending battle (along with the other studios) to make money off of movies they’ve already released, is re-releasing How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 25, 2009. The movie, which stars Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson as two opposing forces each trying to break the […]

Second District 9 Movie Review

The best advice for anyone that is thinking about watching District 9 is to go into the film blind. While it’s been often said “knowing is only half the battle” (a G.I. Joe catchphrase nonetheless), the other side of the battle is, of course, not knowing. The more the audience knows about District 9 prior […]

Watch the New Twilight Saga: New Moon Trailer

It’s not really a full trailer but a promotional interview/teaser, but new footage is provided from the upcoming The Twilight Saga: New Moon movie. If you’re a teenage girl who wants to see Jacob Black shirtless and ripping with muscles, this looks like just the video for you. Watch it now, and let me know […]

District 9: As Good As They Say?

Late summer is typically dumping grounds for forgettable blockbuster wannabes and never-weres (see: G.I. Joe), but this August is a bit different. With A Perfect Getaway working surprisingly well last week and Inglorious Basterds coming soon, audiences have a variety of quality choices to choose from. But it’s District 9 that will likely emerge as […]

A Perfect Getaway Movie Review

By the time August rolls around, most of the big blockbusters have faded into the sunset and studios, desperate to ink out a few more dollars in the dog days of summer, start unleashing their B-round of films. These movies are generally worthless and forgettable, hardly worth the $10 price of admission. Going into A […]

Dance with Waltz with Bashir: A Movie Review

This has been the week of the war movie, as I’ve been stunned by not one but two great films in the last few days – and they couldn’t be any more different in their tone and approach.  The American-made The Hurt Locker was one of those movies, and the other is Waltz with Bashir, […]
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