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Quickie Reviews
Night at the Museum 2
Wednesday, 27 May 2009 02:38
Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian seems a little lengthy and takes a while to get going. But the combination of new museum exhibits, including Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart makes it fun to watch. I loved the scenes that involved the paintings coming to life and the cool modern art exhibits are a treat! Hank Azaria is delectably silly as the bad guy. Overall, good family entertainment that could have been cut by about 20 minutes.
 
Castle
Friday, 15 May 2009 20:13
Season 1 (2009) - I am totally into this clever TV show that pairs a popular mystery writer (think Stephen King famous) with a tough-as-nails female cop named Beckett. Under the guise of consulting on cases, Castle really just wants to get close to his new muse and intends to make her his new leading lady. The banter between Castle and Beckett is hilarious and every episode so far has been exceptionally well written and entertaining! I’m really loving this new show. Now if only the network doesn’t cancel it, as seems to happen to quality television…
 
Wuthering Heights
Friday, 15 May 2009 20:07
(2009) A suitably brooding UK mini-series of the classic, tragic love story by Emily Bronte. None of the films adaptations seem to get it right, and this one misses a few steps but definitely comes the closest, especially on the casting of the anti-hero Heathcliff (Tom Hardy). I’m a sucker for costume dramas and this one had me engrossed.
 
Emily Rose
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 21:27

(2005) By far one of the best horror films I’ve seen in a long time and I can’t believe it took me this long to watch it! Creepy, well written and elegantly filmed this is one horror movie that actually puts as much emphasis on the story as it does the scares. The characters are complex and Jennifer Carpenter is terrifying as a possessed Emily Rose. An interesting bit of trivia is that the actress is double jointed and was actually able to contort her body, making for some pretty freaky (and real) effects! Highly recommended.

 
Duplicity
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 21:25
(2009) Duplicity is a corporate espionage caper that would have benefitted from a little “editing room espionage” to cut down its run-time. The film stars two heavy hitters, Julia Roberts and Clive Owen, as lovers for whom pleasure gets in the way of business. Some good dialogue between the two and some fun moments, but overall this film is mediocre and a little hard to follow until things start to tie up.
 
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