Daily Archives: January 9, 2009

GRAN TORINO

Gran Torino Movie Review

R, 116 min, 2008

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writers: Nick Schenk (screenplay), Dave Johannson (story) & Nick Schenk (story)
Stars: Clint Eastwood, Bee Vang, Christopher Carley

Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino could be taken a number of ways: Is it a treatise on modern American race relations? Is it a violent melodrama in which one man must stand up to the growing throng of gang violence? Or is it a coming of age tale of sorts for both a young teen and a bitter old man? It could be seen as all of the above; however, it’s also frustrating, contrived, emotionally manipulative and wildly uneven – and sometimes kind of wonderful. Continue reading

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BRIDE WARS

Bride Wars Movie Review

PG, 89 min, 2009

Director: Gary Winick
Writers: Greg DePaul (screenplay) and Casey Wilson (screenplay) & June Diane Raphael (screenplay), Greg DePaul … (story)

Stars: Kate Hudson, Anne Hathaway, Candice Bergen

Just in time for the one-year anniversary of the marriage obsession debacle that was 27 Dresses, here comes another embarassing attempt at sociopathic tendencies and wedding frenzy as comedy. Continue reading

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