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"2012" - setting a new standard for disaster films

  Review by Jason Thompson Back in 1996, Roland Emmerich probably never would have guessed that the film “Independence Day” would define his career. Emmerich is still trying to destroy the heck out of the world in his new opus simply titled “2012.” In 2009, a scientist discovers that the Earth’s temperature is rising due to something about neutrinos being too high. He calls upon colleague Dr. Adrian Helmsley (Chiwetel

Movie Review: "The Men Who Stare at Goats"

Rated R Directed by Grant Heslov Starring George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 3 (worth a matinee price) Word of Warning: Funny film, but not as funny as it thinks it is. Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) is a journalist from Ann Arbor, Michigan. His wife has left him for his editor, and he does what men do when women leave, he goes to war. Well,

"Law Abiding Citizen" - Two high profile actors equally share the spotlight

Review by Jeremy Whitlock I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews on this film so I went into it with an open mind.   Being open minded, I ended up leaving the movie wanting more.   While some of the movie was fairly predictable, I feel the story was very well written and the action well paced.   Overall, “Law Abiding Citizen” is an excellent film portraying how two high

Movie Review: Bright Star

Rated PG Directed by Jane Campion Starring Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Thomas Sangster, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox Heidi’s Illustrious Rating: 3 Word of Warning: Young love, while sweet, can also be a bit laborious. They could have shaved a good 20 minutes off this film without losing the sentiment.   The plot of this movie follows the love story between the English poet, John Keats and Miss Fanny Brawne. In

Celebrate food & film at Lyric Cinema Cafe

Lyric Cinema Cafe  is hosting the first Annual Local Food Festival, by featuring three food-related documentaries and presenting a farmers market featuring delicious, healthy, locally grown foods. The Farmer’s Market  runs Wednesday, August 26, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Food Inc.” is  the main feature. This American-made  documentary sheds light on large-scale agricultural food production in the United States. You will never look at  food the same way again. “Pressure

Documentary on dolphin slaughter in Japan has ties to Colorado

A new documentary receiving critical acclaim was filmed by Boulder-based photographer Louie Psihoyos. Psihoyos, a twenty-year veteran as a National Geographic photographer, made “The Cove,” with activist and former Flipper trainer, Ric O’Berry.  Because of Psihoyos Boulder  connection, several other members of his team (he calls  them “pirates”) were also from Colorado. The documentary was much-loved  at  the Sundance Film Festival in  January 2009, where it received the Audience Award.

Who is the Half Blood Prince?

The book, “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince,” was release on July 16, 2005, and the highly anticipated movie based on the book hit theater this past weekend where it has raked in $159.7 million in just five days. The film is based on… continue reading this movie review.

Rooney Fest - Berthoud High School Film Festival - TONIGHT!

By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer The Surveyor   First there was Cannes, then Sundance and Telluride, and now, Rooney Fest. A film festival is an organized presentation of a collection of movies shown at a specific place and time, usually over a few days. The collection of movies can range from old movies to new movies, independent films or student films; it all depends on the festival’s focus. The world’s first film