I’m not sure if there is some unwritten law that we film critics are legitimately supposed to critique only the reel output of filmmakers, not their real world shenanigans. But if there is such a decree, I’m about to violate it. I admit it. Not sure what kind of punishment I face for breaking this “directive,” but the … um … temptation was just too strong. (Although I don’t have the excuse of being drunk or on some mind-altering substance.)
Starring Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw,
Have you heard this one? A couple walks into a community-based assistance office seeking advice on securing a mortgage without declaring income or filing income taxes because they engage in a profession that is exclusively paid for with cash. As some of the advisers work furtively with this situation so that the young couple can finally become homeowners, it’s clear that this is a pimp and his prostitute.
Starring Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka
Rating: Just in time for back-to-school, these three films feel like they were made by students for students — sort of like those bygone After School Specials.
“Politi-flix” received a tip that its film critic, Doug Young, was seen recently in various art house movie theaters throughout Denver. Our sources in fact saw him as he entered the Landmark’s Esquire and Chez Artiste theaters to catch some obscure offering about some esoteric topic. We were unable to verify if he purchased any treats from the concession stand as our cameras were not allowed inside.
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
An animated film starring the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Simon Pegg, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary; Directed by Calos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeier
Rating: Kids are being blinded by non-science.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emily Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman; Directed by David Yates
The Hurt Locker
Starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Ralph Fiennes