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Pride and Glory review

Posted in Movies with tags , , , on October 24, 2008 by funofmovie

Pride and Glory: Action drama. Starring Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight and Noah Emmerich. Directed by Gavin O’Connor. (R. 125 minutes. At Bay Area theaters.)

Derivative, ugly and stupid. Sappy, sentimental and maudlin. Long, convoluted and opaque. Badly photographed, pompous and fake. “Pride and Glory” is more than just lousy; it’s an amalgam of every bad tendency of the current cinema, stitched together into a single 125-minute monstrosity of a cop movie.

Intended as a hard-hitting crime drama about a family of Irish American policemen, the film has no truth in it. The screenplay, by Joe Carnahan and director Gavin O’Connor, tries to hide its schmaltziness under a cascade of f-words. Can’t be done. The writing is phony, mushy and goofy, and having guys curse three times every sentence doesn’t disguise it. Nor does the f-word avalanche make the story any more realistic when, at its foundation, it’s bogus goods, a product of movie-watching, not genuine observation.

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October 24, 2008 movie releases

Posted in Movie releases with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 20, 2008 by funofmovie

Pride and Glory Main Cast:  Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Noah Emmerich

Saw V Main Cast: Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson

High School Musical 3: Senior Year Main Cast: Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale

Dalton Trumbo’s Johnny Got His Gun (NY)

The Universe of Keith Haring (NY)

I’ve Loved You So Long (NY, LA)

Synecdoche, New York (NY, LA)

Passengers (limited)  Main Cast:  Anne Hathaway, Patrick Wilson, David Morse

Roadside Romeo (limited)

Fear(s) of the Dark (limited)

Let the Right One In (limited)

Changeling (limited; wide: Oct. 31) Main Cast: Angelina Jolie, John Malkovich, Jeffrey Donovan