18
Apr
09

My Name Is Slumdog: Kindly Rewinding Through Recent Movie Reviews

Sorry for the dry spell.  Fear not.  Brett man’s got a fresh crop of movie reviews for your enjoyment!
 
My Name Is Bruce

My Name Is Bruce

Like any blood soaked B-movie, My Name Is Bruce has its fair share of bad editing, nauseating dialogue, and forced plot devices.  But at the end of the day, Campbell excels at making fun of himself while still maintaining his “Ash-hole” persona.  If you’re a Bruce Campbell fan, you’ll love it.  If not, maybe worth a watch.  If you don’t know who Bruce Campbell is, well…it’s your loss.
 
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3 out of 5 Brett heads

 

 

Be Kind Rewind

Be Kind Rewind

You might think to yourself, “Jack Black and Mos Def recreating Ghostbusters?  Sign me up!”  But those looking forward to screwball comedy antics in Be Kind Rewind will surely be disappointed.  Though Michel Gondry’s unique visuals add a quaint magical realism factor to the story, the film’s downfall is its attempt to reveal a larger theme that unfortunately misses the mark by a long shot. 

 

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2 out of 5 Brett heads

              
 

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire

Slumdog Millionaire definitely finds itself in the critical “hot seat” for those (like myself) who saw the film after winning Best Picture at the Academy Awards.  Even with that being the case, the movie’s vignette style of storytelling is entertaining without becoming too stale.  Danny Boyle provides a cinematography and editing feast for the eyes.  But in the end, the film doesn’t ratchet up the stakes quite enough, leaving viewers with a fairly predictable ending.

 

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3 out of 5 Brett heads
       
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2 Responses to “My Name Is Slumdog: Kindly Rewinding Through Recent Movie Reviews”


  1. April 21, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Hey gorgeous! Loved the reviews.. DO MORE DO MORE!! you always keep me entertained

  2. 2 drudo182
    April 27, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Ha. This website is awesome dude. I keep track of all the new movies I see each year. Been working on getting my old film website back up. If I do, you need to have a section for reviews.

    By the way, disagree with you Be Kind Rewind. Mos Def owned that movie. Not perfect, or close to Gondry’s best, but I thought it worked well. 3.5.


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