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“Looper” Review: One of the Few Movies This Year to Meet its High Expectations

“Looper” Review: One of the Few Movies This Year to Meet its High Expectations

Wesley Emblidge

September 28, 2012


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When one thinks back on great time travel movies, certain movies come instantly to mind. The earlier films in the “Back to the Future” and “Terminator” franchises are great examples, but those were many years ago. Recently, the best time travel movies have been foreign (2007’s “Timecrimes...

Overlong “The Five-Year Engagement” still has fun despite runtime

Overlong “The Five-Year Engagement” still has fun despite runtime

Wesley Emblidge

April 30, 2012


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On the surface, “The Five-Year Engagement” sounds great. The director of “Forgetting Sarah Marshal” teaming up with his star from that movie, Jason Segel, on another R rated romantic comedy. A great cast makes it look even better, with Segal supported by Emily Blunt (“The Adjustment Bureau”), Chris Pratt (“Parks & Recreat...

Charms of cast save “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”

Charms of cast save “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen”

Wesley Emblidge

March 8, 2012


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The title “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” might seem to be some sort of metaphorical title, but in fact it’s exactly what the film centers on. The consultant (Emily Blunt) for a sheik in Yemen (Amr Waked) attempts to get help from a fisheries expert (Ewan McGregor) on how they might introduce salmon into t...

Chemistry redeems lacking plot in “The Adjustment Bureau”

Chemistry redeems lacking plot in “The Adjustment Bureau”

Wesley Emblidge

March 10, 2011


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When I first heard about “The Adjustment Bureau,” it sounded fantastic. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt work off a script by George Nolfi (writer of “The Bourne Ultimatum” and “Ocean’s Twelve”), set in a world where every aspect of everyones  lives are controlled by a team of men, called The Adj...