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Archive for February, 2009


Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

It’s indeed a curious case that David Fincher tells us here, based on the story The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald . Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt) is born as an old man and ages backwards. His mother dies shortly after giving birth, he is abandoned by his father and raised by […]

PRIDE AND GLORY by Gavin O’Connor

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

After four police officers get shot in a failed drug-bust, Ray Tierney (Edward Norton) is coaxed into assisting the investigations by his father Francis (Jon Voight). The shooting took place in brother Francis Tierney, Jr.’s (Noah Emmerich) district, and brother-in-law Jimmy Eagan (Colin Farrell) is also investigating. The investigation leads Ray into the very territory […]


Sunday, February 1st, 2009

    The plot of this “re-imagining” of the 1951 Science Fiction-Classic is similar to the original story. The alien Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) visits Earth because the alien civilizations are concerned about humankind. The reason for the aliens’ concern has been updated – in 1951, it was fear of mankind spreading their wars to the […]

BODY OF LIES by Ridley Scott

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a top CIA-operative in the Middle East who speaks Arabic fluently and is on the trail of a terrorist known as Al Salim. His success is based on trust and mutual respect towards his Arabic co-workers and informers. But Ferris is not much more than a puppet whose strings are […]