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[Review] – Looper

11 Oct

Title: Looper
Year: 2012
Director: Rian Johnson
Writer: Rian Johnson
Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, Noah Segan, Piper Perabo, Jeff Daniels, Garret Dillahunt, Pierce Gagnon
MPAA Rating: R, strong violence, language, some sexuality/nudity and drug content
Runtime: 118 min
IMDb Rating: 8.2
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 84

These are the signs that the end of the year is here. During the first nine months of 2012 I had seen six films worthy of an A+ out of the 187 movies I had watched; now that October is here and the really good movies are being released to vie for some Oscar attention I’ve seen two in just three days. That’s because Looper is just mind-blowingly good and really proves that Rian Johnson is the kind of infinitely talented and original American filmmaker that will always do things his way. It also confirms that, after The Dark Knight Rises (another A+) and Premium Rush (a surprising B+), Joseph Gordon-Levitt has really made it now, and he even has a role in Lincoln next month to back that all up.

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[Review] – Your Sister’s Sister

26 Jun

Title: Your Sister’s Sister
Year: 2012
Director: Lynn Shelton
Writer: Lynn Shelton
Starring: Emily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass
MPAA Rating: R, language and some sexual content
Runtime: 91 min
IMDb Rating: 6.3
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 71

I’ve long been saying that 2012 is going to be the year to really catapult Mark Duplass to a much wider audience, what I didn’t really expect, at least not to this level is that he’d be involved in so many truly great pieces of work; by the time I finished watching Your Sister’s Sister, I realized the man was involved in three of the ten best films I have seen so far this year, which is a pretty neat thing.

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[Review] – The Five-Year Engagement

8 May

Title: The Five-Year Engagement
Year: 2012
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Writers: Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller
Starring: Jason Segel, Emily Blunt, Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans, Jacki Weaver, Kevin Hart, Mindy Kaling
MPAA Rating: R, sexual content, and language throughout
Runtime: 124 min
IMDb Rating: 6.9
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 61

I’ll go right ahead and say that the problem I have heard most people have regarding The Five-Year Engagement is actually rather accurate; the film is, indeed, about twenty minutes longer than it really should be. That being said, I still thought the film was pretty damn good. That mostly has to do because of the cast, from the undeniably awesome chemistry between the two leads, played by Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, to the fact that the supporting players are all ridiculously talented people as well. But it also has a lot to do with the screenplay, co-written by Mr. Segel with director Nicholas Stoller, which I found to be both hilarious and actually quite romantic (something that’s, ironically, actually quite rare in romantic comedies), and that between all the raunchiness found a great deal of heart and quite a bit of substance, too.

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[Trailer] – The Five-Year Engagement

20 Apr

The Five-Year Engagement hits theaters next week, and to build up some nice buzz to surround the film Universal Pictures has just released a red band trailer for it which you can watch after the cut.

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[Trailer] – Your Sister’s Sister

18 Apr

After showing at last year’s TIFF, earlier this year at Sundance, and tomorrow at Tribeca, we’re finally getting to see Lynn Shelton‘s Your Sister’s Sister this June, and the trailer for it is now out and you can watch it after the cut.

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[Trailer] – Looper

12 Apr

Finally, after giving us short teasers for the trailer, we’ve not gotten the first proper trailer for Rian Johnson‘s Looper, one of my most eagerly anticipated films of 2012. And you can watch it after the cut.

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[Review] – Salmon Fishing In The Yemen

8 Apr

Title: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Year: 2012
Director: Lasse Hallström
Writer: Simon Beaufoy, based on the novel by Paul Torday
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Emily Blunt, Kristin Scott Thomas, Amr Waked
MPAA Rating: PG-13, some violence and sexual content, and brief language
Runtime: 107 min
IMDb Rating: 7.0
Rotten Tomatoes: 68%
Metacritic: 60

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen has a pretty talented cast, which is what keeps this movie afloat and helps it from being another simply pleasant movie that, though with an unlikely story at its center, feels pretty generic. It stars Ewan McGregor as Dr. Alfred Jones, a tightly-wound Scottish fisheries expert who’s contacted by Harriet, the management consultant played by Emily Blunt, who’s been given the task of helping a sheik introduce salmon fishing to the Yemen Highlands, far away from where those fish can be found or subsist. The sheik, who owns a house in Scotland and thus knows of the sport, believes it’s a pastime that will bring lots of good things to Yemen.

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