Movie Reviews by "Us"




MARCH 15, 2006

Movie: Good Night, And Good Luck
(not in theater any more ... but just out on DVD)

A fantastic independent film based on the rise and fall of Edward R. Murrow, during his days at CBS News. Murrow was one of the last of a truly unique generation of reporters, and this film is a terrific view into the window of how he took on Sen McCarthy and how it essentially ruined his career. The film is in black and white, set in the 1950s, and includes an impressive cast. The firlm was so realistic I felt as though I was there in the 1950s. The sets were authentic as well as the music and dialogue of the era.

Bits of real footage from McCarthy and commercials of the time were
used throughout, lending itself to credibility of the era covered.
The film was directed by George Clooney, who co-starred with David
Strathairn as Murrow. Strathairn plays Murrow impeccably. He was
born to play this role. For anyone interested in history and
especially broadcasting, this is a not-miss film. Go see it and you
will not be disappointed.
B.H, 31, M

Movie: Eight Below
(in theaters now)

My fiance and I took my three kids to see Eight Below yesterday. It was a great eight year old cried! However, the story line got a bit long for my 6 year old twins to keep up. They said a couple of times it was boring and the words on the screen were hard for them to read. All in all, two thumbs up for a good family movie though.
R.E, 32, F

Movie: 16 Blocks
(in theaters now)
I saw '16 Blocks' yesterday in Movies 16 (which by the way has transformed amazingly after remodeling into staduim seating theater type). It was an intense action movie with (finally) original plot. Actors did tremendous jobs portraying the characters. Movie carries very encouraging message: people can change their life for better, and it's never too late to do the right thing and stand up for justice. Almost at the end of the movie the script was a bit of a cliche, which was a bit of disappointment. BUT !! Overall I enjoyed myself, and would recommend this movie.
L.P, F

Movie: Failure To Launch
(in theaters now)
Looks like I was not the only one taking a break from the West Texas winds this week-end. I saw Failure To Launch on Saturday along with many others in a packed theater. I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who did not enjoy this movie. Mattew McConaughey( need we say more), Sara Jessica Parker, Kathy Bates and Terry Bradshaw (who shows his funny side w/ a full moon) make up an hilarious cast. Easy on the eye's, a few tugs of the heartstrings and lots laughs! What's not to like, I'll give this one two thumbs up.
C.P. F, age 35

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