January, 2010


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Jan 10

Crazy Heart not quite at Bridges’ level

Jeff Bridges as Bad Blake in Crazy Heart

Jeff Bridges as Bad Blake in Crazy Heart

I wish Crazy Heart had been better than it was. It’s got all my favorite themes: cowboys, mortality, hitting rock bottom. And Jeff Bridges was, as you’d guess, perfect. It wasn’t exactly bad, but it didn’t work for me as a whole. To be perfectly honest, I found it kind of boring.

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Jan 10

Hollywood needs more women like Up in the Air’s Natalie Keener

Anna Kendrick as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air

Anna Kendrick as Natalie Keener in Up in the Air

George Clooney was great in Up in the Air. Did you expect anything less? So was Vera Farmiga– thank God she’s found a role more exciting than the one in The Departed. But what I want to talk about today is Natalie Keener, played by the lovely and talented Anna Kendrick. (Spoilers follow.)

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