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Movie Review: New York I Love You (October, 2009)

Directors: A whole bunch of them Screenplay: Various screenwriters Date of Release: October 16, generic 2009 Actors: A huge number including Chris Cooper, James Caan, Bradley Cooper, Ethan Hawke, Orlando Bloom, Natalie Portman, Maggie Q, Qi Shu, and a whole bunch of other famous actors A continuation of the “I Love You” film series, the first being “Paris, Je T’aime”, creators decided to focus on New York city as the next location. Who can blame them. New York City is the city “where things can happen”, nitty gritty with the hustle and bustle of all the diverse group of people found in the city. The film is composed with a series of short films, focused in various ways of love. Whether it is between a mother and a daughter, strangers on the street, a long time couple, the many short films show various takes on love in the film. One would hope that the shorts would be as successful as those found in “Paris Je T’aime”, with more hits than misses, but unfortunately, I felt that “New York, I Love You” was just a great disappointment. Some of the stories were confusing, such as the one where Julie Christie (beautiful […]

Movie Review: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (September, 2009)

Directors: Phil Lord, disorder Chris Miller Screenplay: Phil Lord, Chris Miller Actors: Anna Faris, Bill Hader, James Caan, Bruce Campbell, Mr. T, Andy Samberg Date of Release: September 18, 2009 Based on the book of the same name by Judi and Ron Barrett Food raining down from the sky? What a grand idea! I was lucky enough to first hear about this movie during the San Diego Comic Convention this year, having attended the panel and seeing a few clips before it had been released to the general public. It had peaked my interest that it landed on my “to-watch” list. When I saw all the advertisements for it coming out, I became excited. So, having finally seen it, did it live up to my expectations? Well, yes and no. “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is first and foremost, a family film. It is the story about Flint Lockwood, who is an extremely inventive, smart and nerdy (though I think here it’s almost an understatement) young adult who has never been able to fit in anywhere, ever since he was a young kid. The neighbours recognize him as the “weird kid”, always busy toiling in his self-made lab for […]