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The Rocker, College, Vicky Christina Barcelona

Posted Wednesday, January 28, 2009, at 3:20 PM

I apologize for this posting being late this week. I was busy moving my store and then decided it was best to get sick. Back at it again, with a crop of new releases from yesterday.

Vicky Christina Barcelona

First, this movie is directed, written, and produced by Woody Allen, so my first instinct is to watch it as it will at least be different than anything else that's coming out. Second, it stars three excellent actors/actresses in Javier Bardem, Scarlet Johansson, and Penelope Cruz. Third, why not? I watch everything else. So, popped it in and had a good time. This is an interesting flick that revolves around relationships of two distinct girls. There is a narrator throughout that seems weird to begin with, but eventually seems to keep the movie flowing and the weirdness drops out. Both girls come to the conclusion that a spanish painter played by Javier Bardem is a guy worth falling for, but he has an ex-wife that tried to kill him and now she's back. The whole movie is very well made and acted, however you'll feel that at the end, it managed to not get very far towards a conclusion. Without a doubt, worth renting today.

The Rocker

Another flick that my initial impression was to not rent or buy. However, it does star Raine Wilson from TV's The Office, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Overall, Raine's character is the drummer for a hot new rock band, however when the band gets signed by a label, they want to kick the drummer out. Skip to 20 years later and the band is still extremely huge and the poor drummer is left to work at a boring desk job. Soon, he manages to start drumming for his nephew's garage band and they get a record deal. The songs are decent, the acting is good, the story is okay, and the overall experience is fun. This is a nice little flick that is worth renting for an enjoyable experience. Not bad, not good, just watchable.


This one is hard for me to review. I didn't actually finish it, due to boredom. The movie tries to be the excellent 'Superbad' in a different format and fails. They have much more raunch and much more nudity, but terribly dialogue, acting, story, and comedy. I don't really recommend this flick.

Lakeview Terrace, RocknRolla, and Pride and Glory also came out this week, but I didn't have a chance to watch those ones. Come back next week for Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist and a new one that has been retitled to just Zach & Miri.

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RocknRolla is AWESOME.

College sucked. To me it was a cheap rip off, with a nickelodeon protege trying to bust free from his "child" acting on nick.

The Rocker was awesome. I'm a huge Rainn Wilson fan though. Lots of dry humor to this movie.

-- Posted by thimself on Sat, Mar 14, 2009, at 10:42 AM

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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.