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TOP 10 HOLIDAY SEASON MOVIES by COOP

TOP 10 HOLIDAY SEASON MOVIES by COOP

Posted on November 27th, 2008

Holiday films are a special genre, best viewed during this time of the year. If you’re looking for a few to give you a bit of seasonal cheer, you can do no wrong with the list below. While many of these have remakes and other versions, I consider these the best of the lot. Sorry […]

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AUGUST RUSH (2007) *** ½ holiday movie review by COOP

AUGUST RUSH (2007) *** ½ holiday movie review by COOP

Posted on November 24th, 2008

One of the most satisfying feel-good movies of 2007, “August Rush” flew under the radar of most viewers and got no love from the critics last Thanksgiving. I’m going to blame all of that on mass cynicism and poor marketing because there is no reason this “happy tear-jerker” shouldn’t have been a hit. This modern […]

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TWILIGHT (2008) ***1/2 movie review by COOP

TWILIGHT (2008) ***1/2 movie review by COOP

Posted on November 21st, 2008

“Twilight” has caused a stir long before its silver screen release. Fanatics of the popular book series bought early tickets and crammed into theaters early Friday morning to watch their favorite characters come to life. Without many advanced reviews for the fans to chew on before the release of the film, “Twilighters” went to these […]

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Countdown to TWILIGHT by COOP

Countdown to TWILIGHT by COOP

Posted on November 18th, 2008

Initially I underestimated the degree of anticipation for the film adaptation of this blockbuster book series (17 million copies and counting!). Unlike “Harry Potter,” I had never heard of the “Twilight” phenomenon until the first trailer for the film came out this summer. Imagine my surprise when I found out a large number of my […]

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DUCK, YOU SUCKER! (AKA “A Fistfull of Dynamite” 1971) ***** lost classic review by COOP

DUCK, YOU SUCKER! (AKA “A Fistfull of Dynamite” 1971) ***** lost classic review by COOP

Posted on November 17th, 2008

I love everything about Spaghetti Westerns. No doubt, Sergio Leone made the best of them. His “Once Upon a Time in the West” ranks as my favorite western of all time. His “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” ranks as my second favorite. Now after having seen his near-forgotten “Duck, You Sucker!”… I believe […]

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QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) ***** movie review by SEBASTIAN

QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) ***** movie review by SEBASTIAN

Posted on November 15th, 2008

Let me be clear from the outset. I am a James Bond fan. I’ve seen every movie (more than once). So its not easily that I’ve been persuaded to applaud an about-face for this franchise, but alas the brilliance of “Casino Royale” and the just released “Quantum of Solace” especially have sealed the deal for […]

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QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) *** advanced movie review by COOP

QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008) *** advanced movie review by COOP

Posted on November 12th, 2008

The most unwieldy James Bond title so far, “Quantum of Solace” means the amount (quantum) of revenge it’s going to take for Bond to find peace (solace) after the death of his lover, Vesper Lynd. Daniel Craig returns as Bond after scoring a slam dunk with critics and hard-to-please fans of the franchise with “Casino […]

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ROLE MODELS (2008) *** movie review by COOP

ROLE MODELS (2008) *** movie review by COOP

Posted on November 12th, 2008

Adult screw-ups put in charge of children… This is a familiar comedy concept. “Meatballs,” “Ernest Goes to Camp,” “Bad News Bears,” all these films were edgy for their time. Compared to David Wain’s new R-rated comedy, “Role Models,” they are downright sanitary. Wain and Co-writer Paul Rudd deliver a raunchy comedy with heart, even if […]

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CHANGELING (2008) **1/2 movie review by COOP

CHANGELING (2008) **1/2 movie review by COOP

Posted on November 5th, 2008

If it hadn’t actually happened, many would dismiss this story as unbelievable. “Changling” is a California tragedy that turned into an epic battle for justice during the “Roaring 1920’s.” Few people remember the story that gave the Los Angeles Police Department one of the worst black eyes in its history, but director Clint Eastwood and […]

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Vote for Calrissian or Palpatine? Hmmmm…

Vote for Calrissian or Palpatine? Hmmmm…

Posted on November 4th, 2008

While I do like Lando’s smooth and refreshing “Colt 45” commercials, I also like Palpatine’s “Rebel Scum” policy… Vote for Lando Calrissian! w/ BILLY DEE WILLIAMS – watch more funny videos Hmmmm … maybe I’ll just vote for Yoda’s Green Party. -Coop

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THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008) **** DVD review by SEBASTIAN

THE INCREDIBLE HULK (2008) **** DVD review by SEBASTIAN

Posted on November 2nd, 2008

I have to say before anything else that I am a fan of Ang Lee’s “Hulk”. Its dark and brooding storyline, while occasionally failing to deliver satisfying action (mutated poodles?!!) , delivered on so many different levels that I was thoroughly intrigued and engaged, if not wowed. So when I heard of a new reboot […]

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