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“Shutter” along with Scorsese’s latest

When Martin Scorsese makes a movie, it’s usually worth watching– especially if Leonardo DiCaprio is in it (think: “Gangs of New York,” “The Aviator” and “The Departed”). The latest Scorsese/DiCaprio flick, “Shutter Island,” is an interesting breed: It’s a book adaptation. But the story’s original author, Dennis Lehane, is no stranger to books-turned-movies; the novelist […]

Bullock makes “Blind Side” worthy, nabs Oscar nom

When you think of Sandra Bullock, Oscar nominee probably is not the first thing that comes to mind. The actress has made her career on a mix of romantic comedies and thrillers, and although she’s always been a Hollywood sweetheart, she’s never necessarily been seen as a top talent. And if it could at all […]

Save your cash and skip the theater on “Young Victoria”

We don’t have a problem with period pieces. We love the beautiful costumes and the English accents, and we’re always intrigued by old-timey, Victorian love. But we’ll lay this one out to you plain and simple: Don’t see “The Young Victoria.” In one hour and 45 minutes, absolutely nothing happens. Emily Blunt has always been […]

Gyllenhaal proves acting chops in “Brothers”

Jake Gyllenhaal has been in serious movies– let’s get that out right from the beginning. “Donnie Darko” and “Jarhead” showed the actor in disturbing and man-on-the-edge-type roles, and let’s not forget he was Oscar-nominated for “Brokeback Mountain.” But for some reason in Hollywood, if you’re just a little too pretty or have a private life […]

Could “Avatar” become our next “Star Wars”?

When James Cameron set out to make “Avatar,” we wonder if he really¬†thought he might ever be able to break his own record. Since 1997, “Titanic” has reigned supreme as the highest grossing movie in the U.S. (fast forward to 1:00 to see how we may have to eat our words from five months ago). […]