- Vancouver, British Columbia - Back in 2008, the prolific actor and director Clint Eastwood announced that he was retiring from acting after starring in the film Gran Torino, which he also directed. I thought that Gran Torino was a great film and I was comfortable having that be his final acting role after a long career. Besides, he would continue to direct movies which he is arguably even better at. But then, seemingly out of nowhere, Clint returns in front of the camera with Trouble With The Curve, which is also the first movie that he's starred in that he hasn't directed himself since 1993's In the Line of Fire by Wolfgang Peterson. Seemed a little strange to me, I mean, it's a baseball movie. Maybe Clint is a big baseball fan? The ingredients seemed right anyway. The cast looked appealing enough, boasting talents such as Robert Patrick, Amy Adams, and John Goodman. And it even has Justin Timberlake, who I am a fan of these days, specifically in the acting department.
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- Vancouver, British Columbia - Where have the Muppets been? Seems that after a good run in the 1990s with three feature film as well as a second TV show called Muppets Tonight, they suddenly dropped off the face of the planet. They had a couple of made for TV films, but they hardly made a splash. One day however, Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, the creative minds behind Forgetting Sarah Marshall, pitched an idea to revive the Muppets to Disney and that became this movie. Simply titled The Muppets, this film was a chance for the characters to be on the big screen again for the first time in 12 years.
- Vancouver, British Columbia - I had been intending for some time to watch The Fighter, but only got around to it yesterday. I'm not usually a huge fan of boxing films, let alone sports films in general, but The Fighter was generating significant awards season buzz, so I finally caved and checked it out. It was one of the rare occasions where I went to see a movie without knowing much about it at all other than that it was about a boxer trying to make the big time. After having viewed the film, I must say that this is a gross oversimplification of what is in fact a great story told on the silverscreen.