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December 27, 2009

Mad Men: Season 1 & 2

TV Series: Season 1 & 2
Genre - Drama

Put away your Playstation and Ipod. Take a breather and let 'Mad Men' take you to a place time had made special. All the Awards showered continuously on this Series are indeed justified as the writing and performances are just a class above the competition. Jon Hamm especially deserves to be singled out as he is why we watch this, without a doubt. He has a way about him which makes you want to like him in spite of his sort of cad-like character. His eyes - when he looks at someone in anger, it's as though he could look right into their souls. This Series actually made us wish we'd lived in that era. It's just such a great escape from modern life. An American episodic production at its best.


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December 16, 2009

YAM December Issue

Guys, check out YAM (yetanothermagazine) 7th Issue for special coverage on Stockholm Film Festival, including a Q&A with award-winning film 'Sin Nombre' director Cary Fukunaga about the film and many more!

December 13, 2009

Star Trek

Director - J.J. Abrams

Genre - Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi

Will this revive the franchise and give Trekkies the world over woodies? Well, we're not Trekkies but this movie is a brave attempt at boldly going there. It certainly piqued our interests, what with the shiny new starships, unembarrassing uniform (the old ones looked like they were designed for cyclists entering Tour De France) and better looking casts. What it lacked though, was a great story. Did anyone notice the similarity between the storyline here and Season 4 of Lost? J.J. Abrams must have run out of ideas because it certainly killed our participation to a large extend. In any case, this is an introduction to a (we hope) better film in the horizon.


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December 3, 2009

Rescue Dawn

Director - Werner Herzog

Genre - Action/Adventure/Biography/War

This is Werner Herzog attempting a somewhat 'Hollywood' film. It has swelling music, a big star none other than Mr. Batman himself and some action scenes. Based on a true story, Christian Bale plays a U.S. soldier captured by the enemy when his plane is shot down in Laos. His spirit of never giving up no matter the circumstances is exemplary and we see him getting in all kinds of squalid and horrible conditions. Looking malnourished and haggard as he did in 'The Machinist', Bale goes through the physical and emotional aspects of a prisoner with flying colors. Too bad the film suffered from a case of uncertain identity. It is too slow and tedious to be an action picture and too 'Hollywood dictated' to be one of Herzog's signature films.

2.5 STARS!

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