[BLU] District 9 (2009)

District 9 is unfairly marginalized and typecast as being merely a science fiction movie. It didn’t help that 2009 was an especially rich year for good movies, leaving┬áDistrict 9 in the dust. And yet, due to the expanded 5 slots afforded to Best Picture at the Oscars,┬áDistrict 9 managed to get nominated for Best Picture,…

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[DVD] The Help (2011)

The Help was adapted from the novel of the same name published by Kathryn Stockett in 2009. Directed by Tate Taylor and starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Bryce Dallas Howard amongst others, this is truly an ensemble cast where all the characters contribute to a single coherent storyline even though there may…

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[Theaterical] The Hunger Games (2012)

The smash hit movie The Hunger Games is based on the first novel of Suzanne Collins’ dystopian YA trilogy. The movie itself weighs in at a heavy 142 minute run-time, but each minute has been well spent in condensing the book and translating it to film. The first book introduces us to a post-apocalyptic United…

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[DVD] Blue Valentine (2010)

Blue Valentine is definitely not a love story, no matter whatever the director may claim. Directed by Derek Cianfrance and starring Ryan Gosling & Michelle Williams, this movie meanders its way towards absolutely nothing at all. While Gosling and Williams both turn in incredible performances, the movie itself is horribly unwatchable. I have a very…

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[DVD] Legend (1985)

Legend has always been a strange movie that most people have never heard of, but if you happened to be a child of the 1980s that was lucky enough to see this film, it may be seared into your memory. It’s also quite possibly the least known movie of Tom Cruise’s career, as you’re likely…

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