2010 Academy Awards

2010 Academy Awards I made my selections of which movies I believe should win in Italics. Best Picture Avatar An Education The Hurt Locker Inglourious Basterds The Blind Side District 9 Precious A Serious Man Up Up in the Air After taking the time to watch all the above movies, I still believe that it […]

Whip It, reviewed by Acquired Taste

Title: Whip It Year: 2009 Run Time: 111 minutes Genre: Comedy, Teen drama Cast: Ellen Page, Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Drew Barrymore, Juliette Lewis, Jimmy Fallon, Alia Shawkat, Landon Pigg Director: Drew Barrymore Plot: Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page), is a small town girl with a control freak mum (Marcia Gay Harden). Her mum believes […]

Couple’s Retreat, reviewed by Acquired Taste

Title: Couple’s Retreat Year: 2009 Run Time: 113 minutes Genre: Comedy Cast: Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Jon Favreau, Faizon Love, Kristen Bell, Malin Akerman, Kristin Davis, Jean Reno Director: Peter Billingsley Plot: This is the story of four couples, each facing different hurdles in their lives. Dave (Vince Vaughn) and Ronnie (Malin Akerman) are going […]

10 Most Underrated Actors

These are the guys who almost always carry the day with their supporting performances and should be doing more lead roles. 1. Jeff Bridges 2. Kevin Bacon 3. Christopher Walken 4. Gary Oldman 5. Liam Neeson 6. John Leguizamo 7. Edward Norton 8. Emile Hirsh 9. Bill Paxton 10. Gary Sinise Worth Mentioning: Hank Azaria, […]

Critics Choice Awards 2009.

Winners & Nominees Do you agree? The movies in bold are the winners, the movies in italics are my choice. Best Picture The Hurt Locker Avatar An Education Inglourious Basterds Invictus Nine Precious A Serious Man Up (yes, that’s right) Up in the Air Best Director Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker James Cameron – […]

Armored, review by Acquired Taste

Title: Armored Year: 2009 Run Time: 88 minutes Genre: Action, Crime Cast: Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Amaury Nolasco, Milo Ventimiglia, Skeet Ulrich, Columbus Short Director: Nimr√≥d Antal Plot: Ty Hackett (Columbus Short) has recently returned from Iraq, buried his parents and has inherited the responsibility of taking care of his younger brother and […]

Righteous Kill, reviewed by Acquired Taste

Title: Righteous Kill Year: 2008 Run Time: 100 mins Genre: Action, Suspense, Police Drama Cast: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Carla Gugino, Curtis Jackson, John Leguizamo, Donnie Wahlberg. Director: Jon Avnet Plot: The story begins with Turk (Robert De Niro), a career policeman, speaking into a camera and confessing to having committed 14 murders. Then […]

88 minutes, review by Acquired Taste

Title: 88 Minutes Year: 2007 Run Time: 111 minutes Genre: Action, Crime, Suspense Cast: Al Pacino, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski, Amy Brenneman, Neal McDonough Director: Jon Avnet Plot: There are two versions of this movie. In the original, the story begins with the rape and murder of woman. Forensic pathologist Jack Gramm (Al Pacino) testifies […]

Up in the Air, reviewed by Acquired Taste

Title: Up in the Air Year: 2009 Run Time: 109 mins Genre: Drama, Comedy Cast: George Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Anna Kendrick, Jason Bateman. Director: Jason Reitman Plot: Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) is a ‘transition specialist’. A term used to describe the fact that company’s hire him to fire their employees. He travels around downsizing for […]

Top 5 Directors of our generation

This is a follow up to a comment I made earlier, it’s basically a list of who I think are the leading directors today. 1. Clint Eastwood- for Invictus, Gran Torino, Letters from Iwo Jima & Flags of our Father, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, The Bridges of Madison County and Changeling(I was astounded by […]

You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush

Title: “You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W Bush” Year: 2009 Run Time: 120 mins Genre: Comedy, Theatre Cast: Will Ferrell, Patrick Ferrell, Pia Glenn Director: Marty Callner Plot: Based on the successful Broadway play, comes the DVD of the live HBO edition from the Cort Theatre. Will Ferrell puts on a one […]

RocknRolla

Title: “RocknRolla” Year: 2008 Run Time: 114 mins Genre: Action, Drama Cast: Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Toby Kebbell Director: Guy Ritchie Plot: Lenny Cole (Tom Wilkinson) is a London crime kingpin with connections in every position needed to conduct real estate transactions. When a wealthy Russian billionaire Uri Omovich […]

Snatch

Title: “Snatch” Year: 2000 Run Time: 103 mins Genre: Action, Dark Comedy Cast: Jason Statham, Brad Pitt, Alan Ford, Dennis Farina, Stephen Graham, Robbie Gee, Lennie James, Vinnie Jones, Benicio Del Toro Director: Guy Ritchie Plot: Turkish (Jason Statham) and Tommy (Stephen Graham) are boxing promoters who wind up working with the ruthless Brick Top […]

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, AT’s Review

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Title: “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” Year: 1998 Time: 104mins Genre: Action, Dark Comedy Cast: Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Dexter Fletcher, Jason Flemyng, Lenny McLean, Vinnie Jones Director: Guy Ritchie Plot: Eddie (Nick Moran), Tom (Jason Flemyng), Soap (Dexter Fletcher) and Bacon (Jason Statham) are four friends who are looking for their big pay […]

Die Hard With A Vengeance, AT’s Review

die hard with a vengeance

Title: “Die Hard With A Vengeance” Year: 1995 Run Time: 131mins Genre: Action, Adventure, Suspence Cast: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson Director: John McTiernan Plot: John McLane (Bruce Willis) returns for the third installment of the Die Hard franchise. The recently divorced, recently suspended and on the brink of an alcohol problem is […]

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

Year: 2009 Run Time: 90 minutes Genre/Sub: Animated, Comedy, Fantasy Cast: Bill Hader, Anna Faris, Bruce Campbell, James Caan Director: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller Plot: Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) is an inventor looking to get his first invention that doesn’t end in disaster. He lives on the island of Swallowfalls, said to be somewhere […]