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Locke - Teaser Trailer


Ivan Locke could well be the model of a perfect life with his beautiful family, comfortable life and a job that is only continuing to offer more and more. However, everyone's got a past and this man's is coming back to haunt him as an incident regarding his younger self threatens the stability of his idyllic existence. He is forced to leave an important job in the construction profession that would've been of significant value to his career in order to drive to London and settle a matter that has been hanging in the air since he was in his twenties. It's a 90 minute journey that seems to take forever as he attempts to resolve a variety of issues that have arisen both at work and at home over the phone. He also finds himself talking to his dead father as he battles to save his family, his job and his sanity.

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Jason Lee, Lee Ross and El Rey Theatre - Jason Lee, Ross Bagdasarian, Janice Karman Monday 26th March 2012 The Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked Blu-ray and DVD Release Party held at the El Rey Theatre

Jason Lee, Lee Ross and El Rey Theatre
Jason Lee, Lee Ross and El Rey Theatre
Jason Lee, Lee Ross and El Rey Theatre
Jason Lee and El Rey Theatre
Jason Lee and El Rey Theatre
Jason Lee and El Rey Theatre

Downloading Nancy Review


Bad
Maria Bello's world-weary seriousness and plainly-bared sexuality have been put to excellent use in movies like The Cooler and A History of Violence, exploring relationships fraught with wounded desperation and suspicion. Given the existence of these films, Downloading Nancy counts as an abuse of trust. This is not to say that this dark, sexually-explicit picture achieves anywhere near its intended level of provocation. Instead, it leads its actors down a dank alleyway, slowly, with maximum pretension and minimal payoff.

Bello bares her soul, or someone's fumbling interpretation of same, as Nancy, a woman who suffered abuse as a child and is now stuck in a non-abusive but stifling marriage with Albert (Rufus Sewell); she can only feel through pain. Somehow this is meant to relate to the internet, where Nancy, it's implied, spends most of her time and forms her only real relationships, though this all remains largely undramatized. (And not to get too literal, but no one in this movie downloads a damn thing apart from some email).

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Metroland Review


Good
Metroland: a gritty post-modern thriller in the tradition of Blade Runner? Not quite. Metroland is actually a suburb of London, where Bale's character is questioning his life decision to marry Watson, after old friend and hedonist Ross shows up in town. Most of his anguish comes in the form of nostalgia over wild French ex-girlfriend Zylberstein, and rightly so. Dumping her for Watson was indeed a really, really stupid thing to do.

Secrets & Lies Review


Excellent
After directing nearly 20 years of TV movies and a few well-received features, filmmaker Mike Leigh found a heap of acclaim for this unique 1996 family drama about the quiet secrets we all keep and the dangers of such silence. Leigh and his solid UK cast take a seemingly simple tale - an adopted woman meets her birth mother - and unleash a raw, well-layered character piece that examines the complexities of relationship. Their efforts resulted in five Oscar nominations and won Leigh the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival.

Leigh's storied, unconventional approach to filmmaking is part acting workshop, part pure cinema... and a performer's dream. He assembles a troupe of players, introduces them to character and storyline, and works through weeks of improvisation. The movie's dialogue and action are created on the spot during that exercise, are later morphed into a note-jammed screenplay, and then become a polished film.

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Dreaming Of Joseph Lees Review


Bad
So why is Samantha Morton (Sweet and Lowdown) Dreaming of Joseph Lees? Well, because this movie probably put her to sleep, for starters. While Fox's promotional material touts Lees as "sensual," "feverish," and "macabre," the reality is the movie is "boring," "sedate," and "limp." In 1950s England, Morton's Eva finds herself lusting after childhood buddy Lees (Rupert Graves), the devilishly handsome geologist (woo hoo!) with tales of adventure. Too bad she's also got farmer Harry (Lee Ross) trying to win her affections by getting pummeled in the boxing ring. And he's her cousin (okay, that's macabre). How the movie ends is neither surprising nor particularly interesting... nor is how it gets to that point. Fans of overwrought period pieces will likely be taken by the moody wandering of this picture. Saner viewers will not be.

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Secret Society Review


OK
The Secret Society in question is one of large women... sumo wrestling. Daisy (Charlotte Brittain) has a self-esteem problem due to her weight, but boyfriend Ken is into her. Eventually she ends up in the sumo scene, conquering her fears and problems in a big competition the likes of which you've never seen -- The Big Tease and Strictly Ballroom are recalled. Akin to Muriel's Wedding, Secret Society doesn't have nearly as many laughs, sadly. Interesting premise, but it's a small one. No pun intended.

Metroland Review


Weak

I was debating a friend a couple days ago who wonderedaloud why no one makes movies about platonic friends.

I said, "Who would want to see a movie about a guybeing told 'Let's be just friends'?"

A similar question could be posed regarding "Metrola=nd":Who would want to see a movie about being complacent and content in suburbia?

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