Friday, February 3, 2012

Mini Bulk Reviews

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (***1/2)

A nine-year-old (Thomas Horn) amateur inventor, Francophile, and pacifist searches New York City for the lock that matches a mysterious key left behind by his father (Tom Hanks), who died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. One of the best films of 2011. However it's not for everyone, especially those who lost loved ones on 9/11

The Rum Diary (***)

American journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) takes on a freelance job in Puerto Rico for a local newspaper during the 1950s and struggles to find a balance between island culture and the expatriates who live there. Enjoyable but a bit boring at times.

Young Adult (***)

Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer (Charlize Theron) returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend (Patrick Wilson), who is now happily married and has a newborn daughter. Good but Reitman's worst. I'm still a fan however.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (**1/2)

Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his sidekick Dr. Watson (Jude Law) join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty (Jared Harris). Good entertainment just like the first one.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (***1/2)

In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley (Gary Oldman) is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons. Very good almost made my top ten.

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