This is one of the most stirring films I have ever seen. I caught a viewing of this at the 2010 Telluride Film Festival and it was unquestionably my vote for the best film of the fest, against the likes of King's Speech and Black Swan. It deals with the gray areas of morality that are the products of war like no war film I had ever seen prior. Find the time to see this important and moving film.
I would pay extra to not have to go to Southpoint ever.
Actually Southpoint ($9.75+$4.25 IMAX Surcharge=$14) and Crossroads ($15 for IMAX films) are more expensive than Marbles ($11.95) plus the screen is larger at Marbles and there are fewer seats so you aren't all crammed together in a smaller space. Downtown parking is free after 5pm and on weekends, and you're right next to City Market which has shops and plenty of restaurants. Not sure what you are calling a better experience really but to each his own.
Your article is biased towards the Marbles IMAX being a "better" experience because the screen is larger. You shouldn't have ignored the fact that it could be a much "better" (more pleasant ) experience overall for many to not to have to drive to downtown Raleigh to see a movie. If you opt for the Southpoint IMAX, perhaps the screen is not as large (although plenty big for most folks), but you can get there easily, parking is free, there's plenty of restaurants and you can shop at all types of retailers before or after your movie. The Southpoint cinema also gives you a choice of seeing a movie without paying a premium for a larger screen.
john b, you are correct. It's been fixed. Also, it's Jason Segel, not Siegel.
I thought I'd be the only critic in the country who disliked this film, obviously being groomed to be a big early summer hit. I still think you were far too kind to it. This is the second worst film of the year (after "The Dilemma").
"There's a drawback to this, though; as more of these actors move up through the ranks from supporting to leading (as Rogen did from The 40-Year-Old Virgin to Knocked Up and Siegel from Knocked Up to Superbad),"
I assume that last "Superbad" was supposed to be "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"
Great review! I am anxious to see this film now. The trailers made the film look almost old-fashioned, although I suppose some might call those ideals the same. Perhaps that was the point.
Wonderful and touching film! I caught only the last hour on IFC this am, and plan to watch the whole later...but I stopped in my day to look up reviews and more info, as I am......bothered now! So much of what is happening here has touched my family, and there is more to come for me as my parents age. I'd like a sequel to this movie! If I interpret it correctly, Aubrey will stay, and Grant will come again and not be recognized by Fiona.....and?
Hi, I'm a local actor and I play Crosby Gage, the real estate broker, in this film. You hear my voice in the trailer speaking with Georgiana Carr, played by Ellen Burstyn. I did go to see the screening of this movie at the opening night of the Austin Film Festival. I didn't find anything in this film that would merit great criticism. This isn't an action picture, but a heart-felt drama in which the acting is superb. Ms. Burstyn's performance is itself worthy of an Oscar nomination, although one can not appreciate that from this trailer. The performances are believable and, while I was critical of the script portraying Durham as a small town with nothing to sustain it after the fall of tobacco, I found the story as told on the screen to be totally engaging. I hope "Main Street" will be released to theaters soon so that people in and around Durham will be able to see and enjoy it for themselves. Reid Dalton
im temari and iwas wondering who you will be for animazment
Sounds like you are trying just a little too hard to here - nice try but it is a horror flick dude! I saw it and it is awesome!!! Do not overthink the film like this critic and enjoy, the acting, cinematography, scoring, and the sheer raw terror here.
This review makes me want to see this more.
Blood and boobs, count me in!
To me, the reviewer has missed the theme of the movie. The theme has to do with the difference between how other people perceive (or judge) us and how we perceive (or judge) ourselves.
PLEASE NOTE: If advance tickets are sold out, you can come at 7 pm each night, as there will be about 10-15 tickets sold first-come first-served when the box office opens.
A movie with frustratingly little to say. Williams and Gosling are immense talents, but Valentine as a whole is underwhelming.
Man, his column will be missed!
A correction and a clarification to this story. First, Craig Lindsey was a reporter, not the editor, at his high school newspaper; that error has been corrected. Also, Thomas Goldsmith was in the features department of the News and Observer at the time of Lindsey's hire.
Man what a white Oscars it will be.
It would be nice to see more non-Western or non-narrative based films for once, there were so many great ones this year, to name a few: Apichatpong's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Godard's Film Socialisme, Enter the Void, Olivier Assayas' Carlos, Meek's Cutoff, Somos lo que hay, Dogtooth.
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