shorts: 8

Posted: October 6, 2012 in Arts
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A cool autumn evening is a perfect time to revisit movies, both good and otherwise. The complete list of reviewed films can be found on the Shorts page.

Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) – Quirky tale of accidental journalist pursuing a story of man who places want ad seeking a time travel partner. (3) – 10/6/12

Air Force One (1997) – Fanatical Russian nationalists hijack the President’s airplane allowing Harrison Ford to display full range of angry and confused expressions. (3) – 10/6/12

12 Angry Men (1957) – Ignoring the procedural impossibilities, this drama ultimately delivers a tense and engrossing verdict. (3½) – 10/6/12

Money Pit, The (1986) – Alleged comedy finds married yuppies sinking their life savings, and the audience’s patience, into a bloated house. (1) – 10/6/12

11:14 (2003) – Clever morality tale follows multiple story threads all culminating one night at 11:14. (3½) – 10/6/12

Heaven Can Wait (1978) – Comedic gold abounds when an athlete is prematurely “removed” from his body before dying, then returned to a different body. (4) – 10/6/12

Catwoman (2004) – Things are bleak when Halle Berry in a skin-tight cat suit cannot forgive a movie’s multitude of sins. (1) – 10/6/12

Quick Change (1990) – Despite Bill Murray’s excessive snarkiness and Randy Quaid’s nerve-grating wussiness, this bank robbery comedy somehow does not suck. (2½) – 10/6/12

Frost/Nixon (2008) – Interesting take on the famous 1977 interviews by fluff British personality David Frost with disgraced ex-President Nixon. (3½) – 10/6/12

Oklahoma! (1955) – If you can abide the baffling tendency of folks suddenly breaking into song and dance this musical classic will entertain. (3) – 10/6/12

  1. rangewriter says:

    The ones I haven’t seen just went on my list to look for on Netflix. Thanks.


  2. whiteladyinthehood says:

    I thought Air Force One was pretty good!


  3. I’m gonna have to go with “Heaven Can Wait,” on this one. Warren Beatty and Julie Christie are an incredibly romantic couple. I almost can’t watch the seen in the locker room at the end with Jack Warden. It makes me so sad. Just when he figures it out, everything changes. 😦

    12 Angry Men would be my next choice.

    There’re some good ones on this list, for sure.


  4. I’ve actually seen 4 of these. That’s got to be a record for your Shorts posts – at least for me!


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