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I am Legend, Atonement, Enchanted, Southland Tales

Posted Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at 9:47 AM

Another great week of movie releases on DVD!

I am Legend

Loved it in theatres and still love it on DVD. I was unable to watch the alternate ending that is included on the deluxe DVD, but I'll be ordering a copy of the deluxe DVD set so I can see it. Check out the original theatrical review at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/12983....

Atonement

This is a flick that I would have loved to see in theatres but never got the chance. Instead, I had to wait all through awards season and watch this flick pick up lots of nominations and awards which only made me want to see it more. The time finally came and the movie did not disappoint. I really enjoyed watching Atonement as it has great acting, wonderful cinematography, and an intriguing story. Atonement is about the love between a 'rich' girl and a boy who happens to be the son of one of the 'rich' girl's maids. They like each other but only recently professed love to each other by mistake. The same mistake is used against them when the rich girl's younger sister accuses the boy of a crime he didn't commit. Atonement is a great flick and worth renting immediately!

Enchanted

Another flick I had a chance to see in theatres. Check out the original review at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/12924....

Southland Tales

This is an extremely weird movie. It has been delayed for years and reedited many times by the director and writer Richard Kelly who previously directed the phenomenal Donnie Darko. This movie was just as high in concept as Darko was, but somehow got lost along the way. The official synopsis reads "Set in Los Angeles in the year 2008 during a three day heat wave just before a huge 4th of July celebration, an action star stricken with amnesia meets up with an adult film star developing her own reality television project and a Hermosa Beach police officer who holds the key to a vast conspiracy." I can say that the movie is not terribly interesting nor is it very thought provoking. It's rather bland for having such high concepts. I was intrigued to figure it out, but after watching the whole thing, I'm still a little confused on what happened. If you like weird messed up movies, this one is for you, otherwise stay away.

The Seeker

Saw it in theatres and feel the same about it. Read the review at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/12828....

Love in the Time of Cholera

Didn't get a chance to see it, so here's a synopsis - Based on the bestselling novel by Nobel Prize winning author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, comes an epic love story that spans a lifetime, set against the breathtaking backdrop of South America during the turn of the century. When a teenage Florentino Ariza sees Fermina Daza for the first time, a spark of youthful infatuation ignites a romance that will carry the two from intoxicating highs to desperate lows over the next 50 years, in the film that dares to ask; How long would you wait for love?

That is it for a packed week of releases before the Easter weekend. Next week is relatively bare with the only 'major' release being The Kite Runner.



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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.