Monthly Archives: April 2009


Adventureland – 7.5

2009-04-21T10:25:02+00:00April 21st, 2009|Reviews|

The oft-told love tale – at least since Woody Allen came on the scene – of the geeky guy and the gorgeous girl, this time set, amusingly, in an amusement park run by Bill Hader and a bunch of slacker employees. Kristen Stewart should get Oscar consideration for her portrayal of the heartthrob, perfect on [...]

State of Play – 7

2009-04-21T10:24:17+00:00April 21st, 2009|Reviews|

I was glad to read in reviews that the final plot twist made no sense, because that saved the many hours I could have spent trying to reconcile the ending with the action that preceded it. As it was, I attributed my confusion to the compression required in turning a 6-part BBC series into a [...]

Sunshine Cleaning – 6

2009-04-21T10:23:28+00:00April 21st, 2009|Reviews|

Unfortunate title, since the characters are so reminiscent of the superior Little Miss Sunshine. Still, there was a good indie-feel, despite big-name actors, and the whole ride was more fun than I usually have with a bunch of losers, however lovable.

Duplicity – 4

2009-04-21T10:22:48+00:00April 21st, 2009|Reviews|

Watchability 5. Likeability 4. Credibility 0. Even as a total fantasy, this star vehicle for Julia Roberts and Clive Owen left much to be desired. As a guessing game – when were there reactions real, when were they acting? – it wasn’t worth the effort. If you’re going to make a spy movie, bring back [...]