Author: Ben Hendrickson

My Sister’s Keeper “A Must See Drama of 2009”

My Sister’s Keeper, starring Cameron Diaz, Sofia Vassilieva, Abigail Breslin, and Alec Baldwin is one of my must-see films of 2010.  With a run-time of 1 hour and 46 minutes, this drama is a surefire winner for any crowd with its gripping story and spot on acting from it’s cast. The movie opens up to a scene of a family that has endured for the majority of their existence living with the burden of cancer.  Daughter and sister, Kate Fitzgerald (played by Sofia Vassilieva), has lived with a rare and fatal Leukemia since she can remember.  Her sister Anna (played by Abigail Breslin) was born to be a genetic match to save her life, only its become something far beyond the scope of what anyone ever imagined.  In this movie you find yourself thrashed about between two worlds as Sara (played by Cameron Diaz) struggles and fights with every breath to save her daughter, while Anna now finds herself fighting for her own rights to her body, and future.  This movie stretches beyond the farthest reaches of the emotional range and dives deeper into the hearts of our characters to where you cannot help but feel torn yourself. The entire ensemble cast delivers with an A+ performance, as every character is brought to life in front of you.  Cameron Diaz most notably makes a giant leap as an actress...

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Serenity, A Ben Hendrickson Movie Review

In the film Serenity, starring Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, and Adam Baldwin you experience an amazing Western meets Science Fiction blast of action and intrigue.  Directed by Joss Whedon, this film is an action/adventure science fiction hit! The crew of the star-ship Serenity is found hopping throughout the “verse” from job to job just to keep their ship, and lives, together.  Little did they know that aboard their ship they carried a cargo far more valuable, and far more dangerous than they could have ever imagined.  This film twists and turns and brings you into the fold as you find yourself at the edge of your seat right to it’s suspense-filled ending.  Warning!  You will not see anything coming.  This is not your typical follow the stereotypical path type movie. Joss Whedon’s direction on this film brought two worlds together with an almost Western set in Space.  The set design and costume design created bold and brazen characters not seen since the days of John Wayne.  It was truly seamless.  Along with staying true to the original television series, this films writing did not skimp on the comic relief often offered in the series.  Characters like Jane (played by Adam Baldwin), continually offer up a little levity and laughter to a dramatic story line, while providing additional dramatic support as well. This film is truly a fun for...

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