FlixChatter Review: The A-Team

I originally wanted to post this as my weekend roundup, but haven't got around to finishing it. Anyway, last weekend was a busy one but I managed to watch two movies that couldn't be more different from each other: the action-packed The A-Team and Rob Marshall's musical NINE (review forthcoming). Well in a way they …

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Everyone’s a Critic: Two Twin-Cities natives review ‘A Serious Man’

Happy Monday, everybody! In this special edition of Everyone's a Critic, I thought it'd be fun to have a couple of my Minnesota friends to offer their (slightly different) views on a movie that happens to be filmed in our neck of the woods. This is the first movie set in Minnesota from the Coen …

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FlixChatter Review: The Young Victoria

I love British period dramas and adore Emily Blunt, so put the two together and I expect an enjoyable movie experience. Thankfully, I wasn't disappointed. Not only is it a gorgeous movie to look at, but also believably-acted by both Emily in the title role, as well as Rupert Friend as Albert. A bit of …

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Everyone’s a Critic Part 3: Reviews from FlixChatter’s Readers

Welcome to the third edition of Everyone's a Critic series! We've got a couple of new contributors today, thanks guys! Here they are in their own words: ... The Hangover by Mike Beery (now how appropriate is that??) 😀 It’s uncommon that one seeks out a comedy film a second time, as most of the …

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Everyone’s a Critic: Reviews from FlixChatter Readers

I sheepishly admit that I didn't see ANY flick this long weekend. It's been a hectic weekend of getting-together with friends, as well as bidding farewell to a dear, dear friend who's moving to a different state. Needless to say, I had zero time to dash off to a theater or even to watch a …

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FlixChatter Review: Law Abiding Citizen

If you read my blog regularly, you know I've been pumpin' this flick for quite a while. Yet, come Friday afternoon, after reading all the dismal reviews by top critics, I sort of had second thoughts about it. Now, it's not because I give that much faith in what the critics say, but I was …

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DVD Pick: State of Play

Everything about this movie, from the premise, cast and even the poster screamed 'smart, riveting thriller.' The nice thing is, it lives up to my expectation, and then some. This is Russell Crowe's strongest performance since The Insider 10 years ago. Of course I loved him in Gladiator, but it's his amazingly credible role as …

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Flixchatter Review: The Soloist

I almost didn't watch this one as the Blockbuster nearby didn't have a copy. We've been circling around the New Releases section twice and on to the older flicks aisles, and still couldn't agree on something none of us had seen or wanted to watch. So my hubby and a couple of buddies of mine …

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Flixchatter Review: District 9

It's nearly eleven hours since I saw the movie and its effect lingers with me still. I haven't been this blown away by something I saw at the movies since The Dark Knight last year. Just like that blockbuster, I can say this with confidence, BELIEVE THE HYPE. But unlike the caped crusader tale, District …

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DVD Picks: Love Stories for Grown-Ups: Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day & Last Chance Harvey

With all the Gen Y and teenybopper flicks out there, how about a couple of poignant love stories for grown-ups? Both of these films deal with middle-aged people finding love, even though story-wise they can't be more different. Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day (2008) I've been wanting to see this for quite some time, …

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