First Night Flicks: Life As We Know It

Life As We Know It (2010) Directed by: Greg Berlanti Starring: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas Rated PG-13 for sexual material, language and some drug content It’s hard out there for a first-time parent. Every other parent on  your block has advice for you, some of it conflicting. You never know if you’re doing […]

Posted on October 8, 2010 at 08:59 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · Comments Closed
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First Night Flicks: The Social Network

The Social Network (2010) Directed By: David Fincher Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake Based on the book The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius and Betrayal by Ben Mezrich Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language. Every fall, there seems to be one […]

First Night Flicks: Buried

Buried (2010) Directed by: Rodrigo Cortés Starring: Ryan Reynolds Rated R for language and some violent content People who talk about movies often talk about an actor being able to “carry a film.” It is very rarely an earned sentiment.  An actor my be able to save a film by making it more watchable, but […]

Posted on September 25, 2010 at 10:06 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · One Comment
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First Night Flicks: The Town

The Town (2010) Directed By: Ben Affleck Starring: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use Call it what you want: resurrection, redemption, or simply a second chance – I’m a complete sucker for any story where that’s a general theme. In the […]

Posted on September 18, 2010 at 01:41 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Take: Mao’s Last Dancer review

Mao’s Last Dancer Directed by Bruce Berensford Starring Chi Cao, Bruce Greenwood, Amanda Schull, Joan Chen and more Rated PG for a brief violent image, some sensuality, language and incidental smoking There’s an art involved in adapting a book into a movie. Stray too much from the source material and you run the risk of […]

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 16:20 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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First Night Flicks: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) Directed By: David Slade Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner Based on the novel of the same name by Stephanie Meyer Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality. They are among us, and they are everywhere. You cannot spot one on sight. They look […]

First Night Flicks: Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 (2010) Directed by: Lee Unkrich Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack Ned Beatty Rated G For a short while, when I was a child, I had my own room. I kept the bottom row of the television stand in that room lined with my favorite toys: a plush E.T. doll, She-Ra, […]

Posted on June 20, 2010 at 13:29 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Trisha’s Take: Cyrus review

Cyrus Directed by Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass Starring John C. Reilly, Marisa Tomei, Jonah Hill Rated R for language and some sexual material Back when I had a Netflix account, I went on an indie movie-watching spree, and that’s where I encountered the concept behind “actor’s workshop” films for the first time. For the […]

Posted on June 13, 2010 at 17:19 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink · One Comment
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First Night Flicks: Get Him to the Greek

Get Him to the Greek (2010) Directed by: Nicholas Stoller Starring: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs Rated R for strong sexual content and drug use throughout, and pervasive language. Be honest: when you attend a film, you already know how you think you’ll feel about it at the end before it even […]

Looking Back at the Classics: A Hard Day’s Night

A Hard Day’s Night (1964) Directed By: Richard Lester Starring: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr Rated G (1979 re-rating) Whether or not you are a fan of The Beatles, you must be able to admit that their music has withstood the test of time. People of all ages love their songs, and […]

Posted on May 31, 2010 at 20:25 by Lyssa Spero · Permalink · Comments Closed
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