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Friday, May 14, 2021


Nothing broken about ‘Fracture’

"If you look close enough, you'll find everyone has a weak spot." This tagline for the film "Fracture" is the most elementary way to explain this thrilling two-hour ride.When meticulous structural engineer Ted Crawford is found innocent of the attempted murder of his wife, the young district attorney Willy Beachum who is prosecuting him becomes a crusader for justice. "Fracture" is packed with twists and turns that weave in and out of the courtroom as the pair try to outwit each other.

Movie: ‘The Lookout’ shows talent, quality

"He who has the money has the power!" screams Chris Pratt, a former high school hockey star handicapped in a tragic car accident. The film "The Lookout" plays out the story of his unlikely alliance with a crack team of determined bank robbers when his promising career on ice is suddenly cut short. The former athlete goes to work as a janitor in a local bank, but cleaning floors soon gives way to criminal enterprise when he is recruited to help clean out the very bank that employs him.

Modest Mouse album offers songs for all

Good news for people who love music; Modest Mouse may have been "dead before the ship even sank," but the band had us hooked before it even set sail. Successful musicians everywhere have one huge worry when releasing a new album: Will people like it as much as the last album? Allow us to ease the worries of Washington's own Modest Mouse. Its newest release, "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank" is a strong, desirable and enticing album that has at least one song for everyone.Perhaps the most exciting surprise on this latest musical venture is the addition of a new guitarist.

Sandra sees the future

"If I let Jim die, is that the same thing as killing him?" These words that reverberate throughout the trailer are both intriguing and confusing.In Sandra Bullock's most recent movie, "Premonition," she portrays an average housewife with a loving family. But, when a policeman comes knocking on her door with news that her husband, portrayed by Julian McMahon ("Nip/Tuck"), was involved in a fatal car accident, her world slowly begins to unravel. The next day she wakes up to find her husband alive.

‘Black Snake Moan’ to please; characters’ emotions run raw

"Black Snake Moan" rolls in artistic splendor, but it's certainly not intended for the casual moviegoer.The film is set in a small Tennessee town where two unlikely characters are brought together at a crossroad between rage and love. Lazarus, played by Samuel L. Jackson, stumbles across 22-year-old Rae, played by Christina Ricci ("Monster"), beaten and helpless on the side of the road, and takes it upon himself to rescue her. Desperate for a change himself, Lazarus holds Rae prisoner and sets out to "cure" her of her wicked ways.

Actors hinder thriller; film decent at best

Obsession can be taken to the degree where it becomes the most powerful life force in a person. For Walter Sparrow in "The Number 23," it manifests into extreme paranoia.The film "The Number 23" centers on a man whose life unravels after he comes into contact with an interesting book titled "The Number 23." Reading the book makes him become increasingly convinced that it is based on his own life. The number 23 starts to consume him, and he begins to realize the book forecasts far graver consequences for his life than he could have ever imagined.

Academy should award films, actors based on talent

The Oscars: Is the Academy a group of art aficionados or the gavel of morality? After a stunning 79-year run and a stable position...

‘Factory Girl’ partly worthwhile

Iconic artist Andy Warhol once said, "I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night, I start spreading rumors to my dogs." This quote seems to be the driving force of the film "Factor Girl," which is centered on the social obsessions of the "Warhol Cult." Set in 1965, the year Edie Sedgwick met Andy Warhol and became known as his muse, the film chronicles her time in New York to her falling out with Warhol, and concludes with her death from a barbiturate overdose in 1971.

Boys fall out on ‘Infinity’ album

Fall Out Boy is screaming "This Ain't a Scene," but why don't we believe it?Playing the first song on "Infinity on High," the new...
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