Category Archives: 3-Star

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop (2011, 89 minutes, Rated R) 3 out of 5 stars

Relatively entertaining if not great documentary chronicling Conan O’Brien’s stage tour following his departure from The Tonight Show in early 2010. Part of the settlement offered to him by NBC included a gag order on any radio, TV, or internet … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Double (2011, 109 minutes, Rated R) 2.5 out of 5 stars

Over-the-top presentation of a pretty interesting topic that ultimately falls way off the tracks in the final act. Latif (Dominic Cooper) is a soldier in the Iraqi Army. Having just served his country well in the war against Iran, he’s … Continue reading

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Red State (2011, 88 minutes, Rated R) 3 out of 5 stars

Inconsistent and ultimately mediocre genre-mishmash from Kevin Smith. Travis (Michael Angarano), Jarod (Kyle Gallner), and Billy-Ray (Nicholas Braun) are 3 high school buddies in an unnamed southern state. Early on we see a religious cult, The Five-Pointers (led by Abin … Continue reading

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The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009, 96 minutes, Rated R) 3.5 out of 5 stars

Decent little British suspense thriller. It doesn’t break any new ground, but it tries to do what it is well and it succeeds for the most part. The movie opens quickly, with 2 men barricading and soundproofing the bedroom of … Continue reading

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Tell No One (2006, 131 minutes, Rated R, subtitled) 3 out of 5 stars

Convoluted and fairly standard thriller/whodunit based on the Harlan Coben book of the same name. Set in France, the movie stars Francois Cluzet (dude has to be related to Dustin Hoffman) as Alexendre Beck, a pediatriacian whose wife was murdered … Continue reading

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Terri (2011, 105 minutes, Rated R) 3.5 out of 5 stars

Fairly enjoyable if not a must-see. Jacob Wysocki plays the titular Terri, an obese, awkward but kindhearted 15-year old trying to navigate the difficulties of both high school and a non-traditional family life. He struggles with each, leading the principal … Continue reading

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Super (2010, 96 minutes Rated R) 3 out of 5 stars

Dissapointing dark comedy (I guess, it’s not really funny) from writer/director James Gunn, starring Rainn Wilson as Frank, a meek, self-loathing diner cook turned crime-fighting sociopath. Think Falling Down meets Kick-Ass and not as good as either. Frank is married … Continue reading

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