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February 2008
Week of February 18th through February 22nd


Latest Additions:
American GangsterDefinitely, Maybe (in Film)
You’re apt to enjoy the unpredictable hijinks along the path to this implausible romp’s carefully-concealed resolution.


American GangsterWelcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (in Film)
Not even a soulful soliloquy before the closing credits about the importance of family could undo the damage already done by this otherwise impressively pointless minstrel show.


American GangsterRambo (in Film)
Not to worry, geriatric Rambo, AARP poster boy, still saves the day!


American GangsterHow She Move (in Film)
Given that it revolves around dance and a protagonist whose sibling dies at the point of departure, How She Move is enough of a variation on the theme to stand on its own.


American GangsterUntraceable (in Film)
This psychological thriller’s well-earned tension is ultimately undone by a practically comical set of improbable developments during the denouement.


American Gangster4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (in Film)
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is a relentlessly-depressing, slice-of-life drama which unfolds over the course of 24 hours.


American GangsterMeet the Spartans (in Film)
Don’t expect anything of depth and you won’t be disappointed by this predigested pabulum.


American GangsterCloverfield (in Film)
This cleverly-conceived screamfest was shot entirely with a shaky hand-held camera being operated by one of the film’s central characters.


American GangsterFirst Sunday (in Film)
A cringe-inducing, cinematic tribute to the Golden Age of Minstrelsy!


American GangsterThe Bucket List (in Film)
A feelgood, end-of-life flick that somehow manages to buoys the spirits.


American GangsterThe Orphanage (in Film)
It’s effective at casting a creepy pall over the proceedings which permeate the picture for the duration.


American GangsterHoneydripper (in Film)
A thought-provoking slice of African-Americana sans the shucking and jiving which Hollywood typically attaches to black-oriented fare.


American GangsterThe Great Debaters (in Film)
Not only is this a feel good story, but it’s moving and inspirational for all.


Relatively lighthearted romp about a real-life James Bond.


I AM LEGEND (in Film)
Amidst some CGI flaws, Smith still gives a tour-de-force perfomance as the last man on Earth.


The Kite Runner (in Film)
The Kite Runner unfortunately, fails to engage the audience on a visceral level, in spite of its earnest endeavor to tug on one’s heartstrings.


The Perfect Holiday (in Film)
What could have been a film that folks can watch for ages, it’s merely something you’d probably consider as a ‘bin’ movie in a box when you pass by your local video store.


Juno (in Film)
The upshot is a terminally-clever comedy that’s laced with lots of inspired sardonic humor but can’t quite convince you to take its slowly thickening plot seriously


American GangsterThe Diving Bell And The Butterfly (in Film)

The magnificence of this film is in its storytelling; narrative and metaphorical, visceral and poetic, in the specificity and trauma of one man's life.

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American GangsterMichael Clayton DVD review (in Film)
Corporate ethics is at the center of the intricate web woven by this modern morality play.


American GangsterWhy Did I Get Married? DVD review (in Film)
The Best Man meets The Big Chill, only with more flava.


American GangsterGone, Baby Gone DVD Review (in Film)
Gone Baby Gone is a meticulously-twisted thriller guaranteed to keep you on edge and guessing right up to its shocking conclusion.


American GangsterThe Game Plan DVD review (in Film)
Formulaic, but watchable.


American GangsterShe's Gotta Have It DVD review (in Film)
fter 22 years, Spike Lee’s feature film debut still more than holds up for a bare bones production made on a shoestring budget in a dozen days.


American Gangster3:10 to Yuma DVD (in Film)
A complicated cowboy flick where you don’t know whether to root for the guys in the white or the black hats.


American GangsterShoot 'Em Up DVD (in Film)
A one-dimensional cinematic treat best savored with one’s brain on pause.


Rush Hour 3 DVD (in Film)
Soufflé-light fare with a wafer-thin plot just compelling enough to keep you amused by the comic crime caper until the very end.


Eastern Promises DVD (in Film)
A mesmerizing thriller designed with a penchant for lingering depictions of utter depravity


The Bourne Ultimatum DVD review (in Film)
Another stunt-driven, Matt Damon vehicle about a relentless killing machine without a memory caught up in manic, mindless mayhem not of his own making.


Interview DVD review (in Film)
Steve Buscemi and Sienna Miller generate enough chemistry here to keep one transfixed for the duration of this daring mindbender.


Dirty Laundry DVD (in Film)
The motley ensemble’s supportive response to the secret in the film proves to be a surprisingly sweet way to bring down the curtain on this well-meaning message movie


American GangsterPirates of the Caribbean At World's End DVD (in Film)

Best thought of as a Johnny Depp vehicle to be savored as a mindless, mildly scary escape.

American GangsterSuperbad DVD (in Film)

You will be richly rewarded by this testosterone-fueled fantasy which is easily the funniest movie of 2007.

American GangsterWaitress DVD (in Film)

Waitress is a warts-and-all tale of female empowerment featuring adult-oriented humor as sophisticated as the mature themes it tackles.

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