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PROMETHEUS

Posted: 4th December 2012 by ben in movies/film
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“This is the perfect sci-fi movie” -Roger Ebert While I’m not sure I completely agree with that sentiment, Prometheus, the new quasi-prequel to Ridley Scotts 1979 classic, Alien, is a fantastic piece of film making and is one of the more thought-provoking films in recent memory. While it doesn’t directly lead up to the events […]

Top Ten

Posted: 18th July 2012 by ben in movies/film
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10. Hugo (2011) Hugo is the perfect movie for film lovers. One of a few films that actually make good use of 3D. You can tell Scorsese poured his heart and soul into this one. 9. Mission: Impossible – 2 (2000) I realize this is everyone’s least favorite M:I film but I still love it. […]

Brave

Posted: 29th June 2012 by ben in movies/film
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Brave “Saying that Brave is entertaining but not astonishing is pretty much admitting your straight-A student got a B.” -Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post Brave, the latest offering from animation powerhouse Pixar is a beautifully done fairy tale that relies a little too heavily on its Disney influences. Typically known for their unique style and characters […]

The Top Ten Movies of 2011

Posted: 26th February 2012 by ben in movies/film
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The Top Ten Movies of 2011 This year I’m going with ten honorable mentions followed by my actual top ten. With a one sentence review of each one. Just because. Honorable Mentions Super – a much more gritty and interesting take on realistic superheroes than kickass could ever be Extremely loud and Incredibly Close – […]

A Look Back…2010

Posted: 26th February 2012 by ben in movies/film
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2010 Toy Story 3 “Yeah, I knew Lotso. He was a good toy. A friend. We had the same owner, Daisy. I was there when Lotso got unwrapped. Daisy loved us all. But Lotso… Lotso was special. They did everything together. Never seen a kid and toy more in love. One day we took a […]

A Look Back…2009

Posted: 26th February 2012 by ben in movies/film
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2009 Inglourious Basterds Best dialogue of all time. Amazing how Quentin can make a simple conversation so tense that you’re on the edge of your seat for nothing but words. I’ll just say this was my favorite movie of the year and possibly my favorite Tarantino movie. The Fantastic Mr. Fox Best animated movie ever, […]

A Look Back…2008

Posted: 26th February 2012 by ben in movies/film
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2008 The Dark Knight -No other movie really had a chance to top this as my favorite of the year and being a Batman fanboy as a kid didn’t hurt. Walking through parts of the set of Rory’s First Kiss in 2007 in downtown Chicago made it even more memorable for me. Has anything else […]

A Look Back…2007

Posted: 25th February 2012 by ben in movies/film
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2007 3:10 to Yuma Charlie Wilson’s War Eastern Promises The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Zodiac Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street American Gangster Ratatouille Once No Country for Old Men Decent list. About half of these hold up well, I think. Don’t really care for No Country anymore […]

A Look Back…2006

Posted: 25th February 2012 by ben in movies/film

2006 Little Miss Sunshine Babel Bobby The Prestige The Departed Children of Men The Fountain Mission: Impossible 3 Casino Royale Rocky Balboa Little Miss Sunshine #1? Really? Children of Men is clearly the gem of this year. I still like the rest of this list, although Bobby seems kind of forgettable at this point. Solid […]

A Look Back…2005

Posted: 25th February 2012 by ben in movies/film

2005 Walk the Line Batman Begins Crash Lord of War King Kong The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Cinderella Man War of the Worlds Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Kung Fu Hustle I hope this was a weak year for movies because this list is embarrassing. Batman Begins and Lord […]