THE HURT LOCKER [2008] review

January 24, 2010

I unexpectedly had a chance to watch THE HURT LOCKER tonight, a movie I definitely wanted to see before composing my 2009 top ten movie list.  However, I was not blown away by THE HURT LOCKER as I was expecting to be.  I thought it was going to be a very feel-bad movie, but it was not.  For me it did not have nearly the emotional impact that GENERATION KILL did.

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UP IN THE AIR [2009] review

January 3, 2010

It has been awhile since I laughed out loud that much in a movie theater, but such is the appeal of the humor in UP IN THE AIR for me.  It was exactly my sense of humor mixed with some well used strong language that often caused me to be one of the only people in the theater to laugh.  This was not the first time such a thing happened.  This movie is not all laughs as the third act takes a decidedly serious tone that is not all that expected, but was mostly welcome.

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