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Movie Review: The Wolfman (February, 2010)

Director: Joe Johnston Screenplay: Andrew Kevin Walker, discount David Self Release Date: February 12, 2010 Actors: Benecio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt Note: I wrote this a long time ago, but I feel that even though the movie has already been released, perhaps one can decide if they want to watch it on the big screen or on DVD. I feel it is nice to write about movies – old or new. What a shame. Three wonderful actors and what results in this almost hilarious film is a failure. Why? Well, let me first tell you the premise. Ben Talbot, brother of Lawrence Talbot (Benecio del Toro), husband of Solana Talbot (Emily Blunt) and son of John Talbot (Anthony Hopkins) is viciously attacked and torn apart by a werewolf. Solana sends a letter to Lawrence, who is now an American actor but currently performing in a play in London. She asks Lawrence to return home to find his brother. By the time he returns, Ben has been found dead and left in the ditches. Lawrence then decides that he will stay until he finds what happens to his brother. However, upon his investigation, he has the most unfortunate fate […]

Movie Review: Letters to Juliet (May, 2010)

Director: Gary Winick Screenplay: Jose Rivera, seek Tim Sullivan Release Date: May 14, 2010 Actors: Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Egan, Franco Nero So, I’m slightly behind. I’m trying to catch up with the movies I have seen, so here I go, with the movies yet to be released. (No one wants to hear about the movies that have already been released, do they? Letters to Juliet is your typical romantic comedy. Girl is with boy, meets another boy, falls in love with another boy. Nothing about this movie is unpredictable, which is not at all surprising. The movie however, is surprisingly delightful, once you can get over how cliche everything is. Amanda Seyfried stars as Sophie, the main character of the film. She’s a fact checker for The New Yorker, who aspires to be a journalist one day. She is engaged to a soon to be restaurant chef Spaniard Victor, who is extremely busy with his restaurant opening that before his restaurant opens, they decide to take a “pre-honeymoon” off to Verona, Italy. After arriving in Verona and being whisked from one winery, or factory, or plantation to another by Victor in order to pick the best ingredients for […]