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THE SOCIAL NETWORK Review

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rashida Jones

Director: David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Genre: Drama, Biography

This is the story of how Facebook, the popular social networking site, was founded. “The Social Network” was one of the finalists for Best Picture 2010 at the Academy Awards but ultimately lost to “The King’s Speech.” So does it live up to all the acclaim? Find out–>
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HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON Review 「ヒックとドラゴン」

Starring (Voices): Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill

Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Genre: Kids Animation

This animated movie came out last year (2010) without much notice in Japan. It was produced by Dreamworks and based on a children’s book of the same title. I recently rented this on DVD after hearing good things from friends. Was it worth the rental?

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TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON Review 「トランスフォーマー:ダークサイド・ムーン」


Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Turturro, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Patrick Dempsey

Director: Michael Bay (Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon, Pearl Harbor, The Island)

Genre: Action

This is the 3rd film in the “Transformers” series, again directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf as the main character. Typically, movies tend to get worse as the series gets longer. So does “Transformers 3” also fit this pattern?
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SHUTTER ISLAND Review 「シャッターアイランド」

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ben Kingsley, Mark Ruffalo

Director: Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Goodfellas, Taxi Driver)

Genre: Suspense, Thriller

After hearing lots about “Shutter Island” I decided to rent it on DVD. It is a mystery/suspense movie from earlier this year. Continue Reading →

INVICTUS Review [インビクタス/負けざる者たち]

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon

Director: Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby, Mystic River, Gran Torino)

Genre: Drama, Biography

I rented “Invictus” last week on DVD and although the movie didn’t receive much praise during last year’s Academy Award season, I knew it starred Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon; two very solid actors. So how did they do?
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INCEPTION Review 「インセプション」

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Marion Cotillard

Director: Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight, The Prestige, Memento)

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action

I just saw ‘Inception’ last night at the IMAX theater at 109 Cinemas in Kawasaki. My review in one word:
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