When I first saw the trailer for The Town, I thought I had already seen the entire movie, but I guess there is much more. Critics seem to like it and I guess Ben Affleck is much better when he’s directing than acting in other movies. I heard that Catfish created quite a buzz when it was shown at Sundance earlier this year. People loved it, but not everyone believed it was a documentary. I didn’t think it was one when I watched the trailer, so that’s news to me!
The Town Easy A Alpha and Omega Devil
The Town Directed: Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively, Pete Postlethwaite, Chris Cooper Trailer
Synopsis: One of the guys in a bank robbing team decides to start dating the hostage, which angers the other guys in the crew since they think she can identify them even though they were wearing masks.
My Take: I thought the entire movie was shown in the trailer, but I guess that is just the set up and there’s much more. With the critic praise, I’m willing to give it a try.
RT Score: 95% RT Consensus: Tense, smartly written, and wonderfully cast, The Town proves that Ben Affleck has rediscovered his muse — and that he’s a director to be reckoned with.
The wide releases are about people rebelling against the establishment with rock music and the world ending in a few years. More of the interesting films are in the limited releases, including the animated Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Messenger, and Dare.
Pirate Radio Directed:Richard Curtis Starring:Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Nighy, Rhys Ifans, Nick Frost, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Sturridge, Talulah Riley Trailer
Synopsis: The British government did not like rock music in the 1960s so they banned it, but an American DJ and some other British folks got onto a boat and broadcast from there where no one could find them.
My Take: It seems like a fun film with some good music.
RT Score: 59% RT Consensus: It lacks genuine rock & roll raunch, but Richard Curtis’ ode to the offshore radio stations of 1960s Britain has enough laughs and great tunes to stay smoothly afloat.
Charlie Wilson’s War Directed: Mike Nichols Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman
So my family decided to go see this movie when we were all in Florida. This was me, my sister, my dad, my aunt and my grandmother. My brother in law, Terry Blueberry, wasn’t feeling well, so he stayed at the condo to “rest” (watch football and be away from his crazy in-laws!)
I liked this movie a lot, I thought the acting was very good and you could understand what was going on in the story, even though there was some political stuff. I loved Phillip Seymour Hoffman – “Gus Avacados!”, he is just incredible how he can totally be someone else and make them so real.
Edward Norton has one last day of partying before serving seven-year jail sentence for drug dealing.
I enjoyed this movie quite a bit. Edward Norton wants to say goodbye to his friends from school and his dad before going off to jail.
Most of the characters were great and not one-dimensional. Anna Panquin could have been but she wasn’t. She played the annoying, talks a lot, high school girl driving Philip Seymour Hoffman crazy since he is her teacher thinking naughty thoughts about her. Barry Pepper plays his stockbroker friend who has conflicted feelings about his friend deserving to go to jail for dealing drugs and not wanting him to go away for it.