Posted on December 19, 2008 by roberthorton
My reviews for the Herald this week. Some kind of glitch has left the star ratings wrong, so I include them below, if that’s your bag:
Hector #1: Timecrimes
Yes Man. 2 and 1/2.
Seven Pounds. 2 and 1/2.
Timecrimes. 3 and 1/2. It’s a beaut.
The Tale of Despereaux. 2 and 1/2.
Save Me. 2 and 1/2.
And on KUOW, I talk with Jeremy Richards about a trio of overlooked 2008 movies: In Bruges, Married Life, and Priceless. Movie talk begins at 34:00 into the program: here. And click on title for a link to the Herald review: In Bruges, Married Life, Priceless.
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Posted on December 8, 2008 by roberthorton
Seven Pounds (Gabriele Muccino, 2008). The poster is kind of a throwback to six or seven years ago or so, when an unadorned head shot of a star was enough to sell a movie: here’s Will Smith. What more do you need to know? (full review 12/19)
Nothing Like the Holidays (Alfredo De Villa, 2008). The family-holiday-squabble movie gone Latino, with a bunch of people (Alfred Molina, Freddy Rodriguez, Elizabeth Pena) you’d rather see in something good. But they have to be in this, because it fills a gap in the release schedule. (full review 12/12)
My Name is Bruce (Bruce Campbell, 2008). Indefensible but hard to dislike, this is the estimable Mr. Campbell’s low-budget JCVD, without the good reviews. (full review 12/12)
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