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"The Reader" - a mixed review

Rated R Directed by Stephen Daldry Starring Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Hannah Herzprung, Karoline Herfurth Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 3 Word of Warning: Graphic sex scenes, this one is not for those who blush easily.                 I’ve been watching previews of this movie for month and I really wanted to like “The Reader.” It was recently nominated for an Oscar in the

"Frost/Nixon" - not quite as boring as it appeared in the previews

Rated R Directed by Ron Howard Starring Frank Langella, Michael Sheen, Sam Rockwell, Toby Jones, Matthew MadFayden Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 3.5 Word of Warning: The R rating is entirely to a few four-letter words. Other than those words, it would have been a PG movie.   Good performance throughout the movie, in addition to the historical significance of the event, makes “Frost/Nixon” worth watching, but I do not feel it

Movie Review: "Slumdog Millionaire"

Rated R Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 4 Word of Warning: Scenes of tragic poverty and violence.   This movie is now playing at Lyric Cinema Café on Mountain Avenue in Fort Collins. Englishman Danny Boyle directed this Golden Globe Best Picture winner. “Slumdog Millionaire” has also been nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Picture category, along with receiving nine other nominations in various categories. Read the rest of this

Tis the season for film

With award season just around the corner, movies are hitting theaters fast and furious – and so am I.     Frankly, I couldn’t be happier about it. Finally, there are some great movies being released! Because of the amount of movies needing to be reviewed, some of my reviews will be a bit on the short side so that I can review two at a time for  the  newpaper

New Review Posted: No Country for Old Men

This movie won Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role and Writing (adapted screenplay).   Find out whether I agreed with the Academy: No Country for Old Men. As a side note, the 80th Academy Awards aired last Sundy. It received the all-time lowest rating for an Academy Award show. Quite frankly, it was boring.   I say, get rid Jon Stewart.  He was not funny.  Bring