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Push and Knowing

Posted Monday, July 6, 2009, at 11:06 AM

A somewhat slow release week for new movies, but that's to be expected with Summer and the explosive Box Office that usually happens this time of the year. Thankfully, both flicks this week - weren't terrible.


Push

I reviewed this one in theatres and wasn't really impressed but it wasn't as horrible as I thought it might be. I originally thought I wouldn't watch this film again, but with a lack of releases and some spare time on my hands - I went ahead and gave it another go. My feelings are pretty much the same and now I know I won't be watching it again. Ever. Check out the original review at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/15006....


Knowing

I skipped this one in theatres because of Nicolas Cage. I can't seem to find a movie that he's made recently that I enjoy. National Treasure is an exception to that rule. Either way - I watched it. Cage wasn't as terrible in this as all the other actor/actresses but he didn't raise the movie up out of it's dark hole. Knowing is all about a little girl who writes down a sequence of numbers and it gets locked into a time capsule. Fifty years later - the time capsule is opened and the sequence of numbers is found. Nicolas Cage's character and his son have the paper of numbers at home and somehow Cage decides to correspond the numbers with famous tragedies around the world starting with 9/11. Then, a serious of events happen that explain the mysterious happenings and the random disasters that are all predicted on this piece of paper. Here's the problem. Why did the girl write this down? Why would the 'powers' that made her write this down just give up and wait 50 years for the time capsule to open, when they could have just as easily had another kid do the same thing? And, seriously, once you watch the movie - why in the world would the 'powers' have the kids write this down anyway? It literally made no difference. Anyways - the story is more than lacking and the special effects are not worthy of such a high-budget release. The acting is laughable at some points which is not good in a serious thriller. Knowing was not a good flick - but not altogether terrible as it was sort of fun to watch.


That's it for this week - next week, the highest profile release is

The Haunting in Connecticut.



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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.