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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Five years after the last Mission: Impossible mission Ethan Hunt returns for another assignment and yes he chose to accept it.  Of course once again Tom Cruise is back as Hunt and shows us once again no mission is impossible.

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Devil’s DVD Advocacy: The Town

When I went to school the nuns only used small arms, no automatic weapons.

I’m just going to start with saying I will not be able to look at a nun now without envisioning a machine gun in hand.  An old stereotype is to say that catholic nun’s are strict and weld a ruler like no other.  Well…..this movie however has me thinking that is a thing of the past and now are more modernized for our time.

Great….just started my review and I’m already off track. Read the rest of this entry

The Town

When I went to school the nuns only used small arms, no automatic weapons.

I’m just going to start with saying I will not be able to look at a nun now without envisioning a machine gun in hand.  An old stereotype is to say that catholic nun’s are strict and weld a ruler like no other.  Well…..this movie however has me thinking that is a thing of the past and now are more modernized for our time.

Great….just started my review and I’m already off track. Read the rest of this entry

The Town (Devil’s Advocate Review)

Last week I saw Good Will Hunting 2: Electric Boogaloo starring Ben Affleck and Jeremy…..Wait. It wasn’t Good Will Hunting 2? Damn. Gotta start again.

The Town is the latest from director, actor and Oscar-winning screen writer Ben Affleck. It’s a heist movie set in a part of Boston that’s the bank robbery capitol of America, Charlestown. The movie follows Affleck’s Doug MacRay as he continues the town’s tradition of bank robbery and crime in general. He’s part of a crew of bank robbers that’s seen Point Break a few times too many. They rob banks in outlandish costumes and for the most part avoid killing anybody. One robbery doesn’t exactly go as planned and MacRay tracks down a potential witness, a manager at the bank they just robbed (Rebecca Hall). Of course, in a movie as predictable and by the numbers as this one, they fall in love and complications arise.

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Episode 39: The Town

This week Rene, Joe, and Mike discuss the latest opus from director/actor Ben Affleck. Listen as they ponder on bank heists, father/son relationships, and being in front of and behind the camera all at once.  

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1st Annual Lucifer Awards

The Devil’s Advocates present the first annual Lucifer Awards, celebrating what we believe to be the best of film in 2009. Here are the results: Read the rest of this entry

Devil’s DVD Advocacy: The Hurt Locker

The Hurt Locker is an action-packed yet serious look at the war in Iraq as seen through the eyes of a military bomb squad. In it, we follow a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit (EOD) as it gets a new leader for their last month in Iraq. That’s how we meet James (Jeremy Renner from 28 Weeks Later), the new EOD squad leader. He’s been transferred to Iraq from Afghanistan and immediately starts to do things his way. Like, stopping a speeding taxi while on his way to inspect IED’s by standing in it’s way and shooting out the windows when the driver refuses to obey orders. “If he wasn’t an insurgent he is one now.”, James says as Marines yank the driver out of the taxi. Read the rest of this entry

(300) Days of 2009: Our Oscar Picks So Far

The Oscars are upon us already! Just yesterday they announced the hosts, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. To get prepared for the upcoming season, I asked each member of the staff (if they could find the time, which is difficult these days) to make a list of their 5 favorite films so far and two picks each for the other major categories (although they didn’t have to use all the spots). Here are the full lists for those who were able to participate: Read the rest of this entry

The Hurt Locker (Lil Devil Review)

The Hurt Locker is an action-packed yet serious look at the war in Iraq as seen through the eyes of a military bomb squad. In it, we follow a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit (EOD) as it gets a new leader for their last month in Iraq. That’s how we meet James (Jeremy Renner from 28 Weeks Later), the new EOD squad leader. He’s been transferred to Iraq from Afghanistan and immediately starts to do things his way. Like, stopping a speeding taxi while on his way to inspect IED’s by standing in it’s way and shooting out the windows when the driver refuses to obey orders. “If he wasn’t an insurgent he is one now.”, James says as Marines yank the driver out of the taxi.

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