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Opening on Mother's Day

Babies are definitely popular these days, and now they have invaded the theater. You may be looking forward to “Iron Man 2,” but I promise your Mom would rather go to “Babies.” This new documentary, directed by Thomas Balmés, follows four babies from around the world – San Francisco, Nambia, Tokyo, Mongolia – from birth to their first steps. The cultural differences will be apparent, but so will the similarities

A HeidiTown favorite wins big at the Oscars

The Mayor of HeidiTown would like to thank the Academy for recognizing “The Hurt Locker” as the best picture of 2009. The war drama walked away with six Oscars, including both best director and best picture.   Kathryn Bigelow is the first female director to win the award. The win proves that even though 3D blue people are big time money makers, a truly great movie  must be more than

"Shutter Island" - the criminally insane always make for a good, scary story

Rated R Directed by Martin Scorsese Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Max Von Sydow, Emily Mortimer, Jackie Earl Haley, Patricia Clarkson Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 4/5 Word of Warning: Frightening, but it’s not one of those trendy, cheap-scares kind of films where ghosts crawl on the ceiling and come out of television sets. There is a lot on the line when someone like Scorsese is sitting in

An American military movie wins big at the British Academy Awards

The Orange British Academy Film Awards were held Sunday, February 21, 2010. There are lots of reason to love the Brits, and here’s just one.   HeidiTown’s highest rated film of 2009, won big last night during the 2010 Orange British Academy Film Awards (aka BAFTA).   Both “The Hurt Locker“ and “Avatar“ went into the awards with eight nominations each, with “The Hurt Locker” winning six, including Best Director

"Daybreakers" - couldn't really sink my teeth into it

Rated R Directed and written by The Spierig Brothers Starring Ethan Hawke, Willem Defoe, Sam Neill, Isabel Lucas, Claudia Karvan, Michael Dorman and Vince Colosimo Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 2/5 Word of Warning: Blood and guts all over the place! In today’s climate vampires sell movies, and “Daybreakers” takes advantage of this trend, and although the premise is intriguing the story is not well executed. The year is 2019, and a

Avatar "“ an uninspired and predictable storyline combine with the coolest graphics ever to hit the big screen

Rated PG13 Directed by James Cameron Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Zaldana, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Michelle Rodriguez Heidi’s Illustrious Rating:   Graphics 4.5/5, Storyline 2.5/5 Word of Warning: At nearly 3 hours, it’s a good idea to visit the restroom before settling in for a viewing of “Avatar.” My husband has been excitedly awaiting this film, so we tried to see it during opening week, but the theater was too

"The Road" - Please pass the Prozac

Rated R Directed by John Hillcoat Starring Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron, Molly Parker Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Word of Warning: Dismal. Sad. Bleak. Gloomy. Severely depressing. It’s the end of the world as we know it, and the characters simply known as Father and Son are in a struggle for survival against terrible odds. The movie is based on the critically

HeidiTown Rant: Oh how Hollywood loves Hollywood

Now that the Golden Globe nominees have been announced, I am inspired to blog about my disappointment in this year’s movie award season. I’ve never been a fan of the Golden Globes. I feel it’s the dumb kid brother to the more grown up and classy Academy Awards. That being said, this year the Academy has decided to dumb down too. They’ve decided to amend the Best Picture category to

"An Education" - I smell an Oscar nomination

Rated PG13 Directed by Lone Scherfig Starring Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina, Cara Seymour, Olivia Williams, Emma Thompson, Rosamund Pike Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 4.5/5 Word of Warning: None – I simply love this movie. Finally, a really good film is in theaters. How refreshing! Fabulous directing, outstanding acting and a clever narrative make this film a HeidiTown favorite (and I would nominate “An Education” for Best Picture come Oscar