Theme Song Thursday

Herald reporter Ryan Johnson and I will be starting a series of posts called Theme Song Thursday. Tune in tomorrow for our first installment!

The Adjustment Bureau: Under-rated?

I didn’t expect much from THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU, but I knew I still wanted to see it. I’m a fan of Emily Blunt (she killed it in YOUNG VICTORIA and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA), and I think she has a promising career ahead of her. Matt Damon, of course, has star-studded charisma, and I can’t…
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Monday Mix: Michael Cera Be Jammin’

Driving to work, Guess Who’s “These Eyes” was on the radio. Whenever I hear this song, I laugh to myself thinking about Michael Cera terrified and singing upon the “insistence” of a group of drug-addled party-goers. This clip is from SUPERBAD, which isn’t a film for kids. The scene’s funny for me because it showcases…
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Red Riding Hood’s Formula Is Tween Gold

Catherine Hardwicke decided to bank on the for-sure money-making demographic: tweens, and direct the new film, RED RIDING HOOD, starring Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman. Hardwicke hit the jackpot with TWILIGHT, the first film of the hit saga. But for No. 2 in the series, she was replaced with director Chris Weitz (seemingly because he…
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Battle: Los Angeles, The Cloverfield Wannabe Of The West Coast

If you’re into alien/apocolyptic/war/action movies, BATTLE: LOS ANGELES is right up your alley. However, with all that’s going on in Japan, you might not need this. (I went to Thursday’s midnight showing and came home to news and video of the earthquake/tsunami aftermath.) But if you’re curious, here goes. The film’s pretty simple. Aaron Eckhart…
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