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Movie Review: Inception (July, 2010)

Director: Christopher Nolan Screenplay: Christopher Nolan Release Date: July 16, surgeon 2010 Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, no rx Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon Levitt, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy, Dileep Rao, Cillian Murphy, Tom Berenger, Pete Postlethwait, Michael Caine Inception was an amazingly well thought out, well constructed film. For all of its hype and expectation, the movie still manages to impress. In the back of my mind, I think that I probably would have enjoyed it even more than I had had I not known how high the rating was running, which says a lot, considering how much I loved Inception. Part of the fun is peeling away the layers, so, without giving too much away, I’ll try to summarize it a bit, for those who may want to know what exactly Inception is about. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) heads a team of extractionists who have clients who hire them to steal information from subjects while in their subconscious. After a failed extraction, Saito (Ken Watanabe) hires them to do the opposite of extraction – to plant an idea so deep in the subject’s conscious they believe that the idea is their own. Cobb decides to take the opportunity, in […]

Movie Review: Whip It (October 2009)

Director: Drew Barrymore Screenplay: Shauna Cross Actors: Ellen Page, arthritis Marcia Gay Harden, drug Drew Barrymore, visit this site Juliet Lewis, Kristen Wiig Date of Release: October 2, 2009 Based on the book of the same name Bliss Cavender lives in small town Bodeen, Texas and works at a small diner with her best friend Pash. Suffocating in her mom’s dreams for her to become a beauty pageant queen, she finds herself thrust into the world of roller derby when she decides to try out for the team in Austin. Discovering her love for the sport, her world changes as she makes new friends, lies to her parents, and even manages to find herself a guy. “Whip It” is Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut at a theatrical film, and it accomplishes to be a very entertaining one at that. The script is funny, witty, and though at times seemed over-the top, Barrymore reigns it in and makes the story fun yet believable. Cinematography and use of color are first rate, since the bright, vivid color palette made the roller derby action sequences jump off the screen, in comparison to the mute and bland hues when Bliss returns home to Bodeen. Some […]