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Oscar Predictions

Ladies and gentlemen, the Oscar race has officially begun. The Independent Spirit Award nominees have been announced and the first critics group (The New York Film Critics Circle) has announced their picks for the best film and performances of the year. I figure now’s a good time as any to announce my picks for who [...]

Tower Heist

Tower Heist

Movie Review: “Tower Heist” By Marcus Flewellen Starring: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Casey Afflek, Matthew Broderick, Tea Leoni Gabourey Sidibe, Michael Pena, Zeljko Ivanek Written by Ted Griffin and Jeff Nathanson Directed by Brett Ratner After spending the past decade or so playing misguided fathers and voicing lovable donkeys in dozens of kids [...]

Transformers Revenge of the Fallen

Top 5 Sequels

By Marcus Flewellen In honor of “Paranormal Activity 3″, the second sequel to the wildly popular 2009 movie “Paranormal Activity”, I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 best and worst sequels. Enjoy. Best 5. “Live Free or Die Hard” – I know, I know what you’re thinking. Why is the fourth installment of the [...]


Best of the year… far

9 months down, 3 more to go. So far I’ve seen 23 films this year, and I plan to see another 20 or so films by the end of the year. One of those 20 or so films will be “The Ides of March”, which I will watch this Friday after school. Since the last [...]


“Moneyball” is a home run

Movie Review: “Moneyball” Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Chris Pratt Written by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin Directed by Bennett Miller Forgive me for using a baseball metaphor, but “Moneyball” is a home run. No, I take that back; it’s a grand slam. Director Bennett Miller and legendary screenwriters Steven [...]



Movie Review: “Contagion” By Marcus Flewellen Starring: Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Marion Cotillard, Jennifer Ehle, Kate Winslet, John Hawkes, Bryan Cranston, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sanaa Lathan Written by Scott Z. Burns Directed by Stephen Soderbergh “Contagion” has a lot going for it: a phenomenal cast, a first-rate director, great production values. Why, oh why, [...]


Fall & Winter Preview

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is that summer is officially over and school has started again. The good news is that Oscar season has begun. This is the time of the year when film companies and distributors release their best films in an attempt to win Oscars and other prestigious [...]


The Help

Movie Review: “The Help” By Marcus Flewellen Starring: Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer, Allison Janney, Bryce Dallas Howard, Cicely Tyson, Sissy Spacek Written for the Screen and Directed by Tate Taylor Summer ends on a high note this year thanks to “The Help”, a perfectly-acted film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 best-selling novel. The [...]


“The Hangover Part II”: Good, unclean fun

Movie Review: “The Hangover Part II” Starring: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong, Jeffrey Tambor, Jamie Chung, Paul Giamatti, Mike Tyson Written by Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin and Scot Armstrong Directed by Todd Phillips Watch the trailer here. On June 5, 2009, The Hangover was released in theaters. Nobody expected the [...]


MTV Movie Award Predictions

Dear readers, I’m sorry that I haven’t posted any new movie reviews recently. I’ve been watching movies on a regular basis, but between studying for the SAT and finals, I haven’t had a lot of time to write and post reviews. I’ve seen “The Hangover Part II” (the first R-rated movie I’ve ever seen [...]