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  • Downsizing

    Downsizing

    ★★

    An innovative concept is UNDERutilized in this maudlin and meandering tale of Matt Damon going through a midlife crisis while in a tiny utopia.

    And Damon plays a character for whom nothing ever works out. It's difficult to believe that. Had the film gone ahead with original star Paul Giamatti the entire tone of the film would be very different, the plight more believable, and the movie better. Damon here is simply miscast. He plays hapless quite well, but I…

  • The Frankenstein Theory

    The Frankenstein Theory

    ★½

    Life is too short to spend it watching this flavorless Blair Witch rip-off. The best thing about it is the setting—being stranded with no guide in a snowy tundra has great opportunities for fear. They are not properly exploited here. 

    But it’s well shot (especially for a found footage film...though I think the camera placement often breaks found footage rules) and the actors are fine. They’re let down by script and, I presume, a budget that didn’t allow them to do more with the premise.

    Not recommend.

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  • Bride Wars

    Bride Wars

    This movie makes me hate humanity. Two competent women, best friends, torn apart by the stereotypical female motivation of needing a husband.This film degrades everyone who watches it. Such a shame that two actresses with such capable talents are just reduced to this drivel. Stay away.

  • Everest

    Everest

    ★★★★

    This was a suspenseful and heartbreaking dramatization of true events.

    The performances by Clarke, Brolin, and Gyllenhaal made me invested, but the star of the film is the cinematography. I regret not treking to an IMAX 3D showing for all the scenery shown here.

    But even in 2D on my home theater, the colors are vibrant and the vistas amazing (Though a few times it looked like the wandered off the EVEREST set and onto a leftover asteroid from ARMAGEDDON).…