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Review of “Atonement” (2007) R 122min

January 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Christopher Hampton based his screenplay on the novel by Ian McEwan, and Joe Wright directed.
Joe Wright is a very talented director. In 2007 Joe became youngest director presenting at Venice Film Festival. At 34 years old he was already famous as director of [...]

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Tags: Drama · Epics/Historical · Foreign · France · Movies · Romance · UK · War

Review of I Am Legend (2007) PG-13 101min

December 29th, 2007 · 5 Comments

This movie may become the legend of the box office success: it’s been in theaters for two weeks now and it’s still selling out.
The plot: Brilliant scientist Robert Neville (Will Smith) may be the only survivor of the human-engineered virus that wiped out [...]

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Tags: Action · Adventure · Drama · Movies · Sci-Fi · Thrillers/Suspense

Review of “Children Of Men” (2006) R 109min HD DVD

December 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Children Of Men (2006)

The plot: in the alternate near future women stopped getting pregnant and giving birth – on the entire planet. Societies are collapsing, and only Britain has maintained some sort of order by introducing strict military control everywhere. Illegal immigrants are [...]

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Review of “Charlie Wilson’s War” (2007) R 97min

December 24th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)

Pretty good!
The plot: Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) is a congressman from Texas. He’s been known for being a womanizer and alcoholic. In 1979 the policy of US regarding Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was to stay out of the conflict. While [...]

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Tags: Biographical · Comedy · Drama · Movies

Review of “Shrek The Third” (2007) PG 92min – DVD

December 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Shrek The Third (2007)

The plot: when the frog-king ‘croaks’, Shrek (Mike Myers) is looked at as the next successor to the throne of the Far, Far Away. Shrek, however, believes he is not the right candidate for wearing the crown, and dreams of [...]

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Tags: Action · Adventure · Animation · Comedy · DVD · Fantasy · Movies

Review of “The Golden Compass” (2007) PG-13 113min

December 9th, 2007 · 2 Comments

A major disappointment.
The script by Chris Weitz (”About a Boy“) is based on first story of Philip Pullman’s 1995 bestselling (in UK) trilogy novel, His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass.
The plot: The story is set in an alternative world where people’s souls manifest [...]

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Tags: Action · Adventure · Drama · Fantasy · Movies · UK · USA

Review of “A Good Year” (2006) PG-13 114min

December 7th, 2007 · No Comments

A Good Year (2006)

Oscar-winning director Ridley Scott (American Gangster, Numb3rs, Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Company, Tristan and Isolde, Orpheus, Kingdom of Heaven, Matchstick Men, Hostage, Black Hawk Down, Hannibal, Gladiator and many many more) directs this adaptation [...]

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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Drama · Movies · Romance

Review of “No Country for Old Men” (2007) R 122min

November 25th, 2007 · 8 Comments

Written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, this is the best chase movie ever!
The plot: a hunter named Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) walks on the aftermath of a drug deal gone bad in the middle of the desert somewhere in Texas and [...]

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Tags: Crime/Gangster · Drama · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense

Gone Baby Gone (2007) R 114min

October 22nd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Pretty good movie, with a lof of similarities to Mystic River – a novel also written by Denis Lehane. I recommend to see it. It could be the “Crash” of 2007.

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Tags: Detective/Mistery · Drama · Movies