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Two Films from the 2011 Twin Cities International Film Festival

Two Films from the 2011 Twin Cities International Film Festival

Two Films from the 2011Twin Cities International Film Festival Eyeworks Films Best of the Fest “Best of the Fest”(2009) “Dossier K”(2009) *** 1/2 Crime Cast: Koen De Bouw (Eric Vincke), Werner De Smedt (Freddy Verstuyft), Blerim Destani (Nazim Tahir), Hilde De Baerderemaker (Linda de Leenheer), Marieke Dilles (Naomi) Greg Timmerman [...]

Of Gods and Men

Of Gods and Men

Of Gods and Men ****1/2 Cast: Lambert Wilson (Christian),Michael Lonsdale (Luc), Olivier Rabordin (Christophe), Phillippe  Laudenbach (Celeslin), Jacquees Herlin Frin (Paul), abdelhafid Metalsi (Nouredine), Sabrince Ouazani (Rabbia), Olivier Perrier (Bruno), Fariid (Ali Fayattia), Adel Bencherif (Le Terroriste).  Country: France. Language: [...]

Take Me Home Tonight

Take Me Home Tonight

Take Me Home Tonight * Theiopolis Cinema * “Take Me Home Tonight”(2010) Comedy. Cast: Topher Grace (Matt frank), Dan Fogler (Barry Nathan), Teiesa Palmer (Tori Frederking), Anna Faris (Wendy Franklin). (R)95 minutes.Director: Michael Dowse. Actor-co producer Topher Grace and actor Dan Fogler showed up for questions and answers [...]

Howard’s top 10 movies of 2010

Howard’s top 10 movies of 2010

Howard McQuitter II Movie Corner HowardMcQuitterii@yahoo.com King’s Speech The King’s Speech is this year’s favorite film for me after pondering on it hours and even days later. Colin Firth (nominated for best actor in a “Single Man” in 2009) plays King George VI. He ascends the throne in Great Britain in 1936, when his brother [...]

The Fighter

The Fighter

Howard McQuitter II Movie Corner HowardMcQuitterii@yahoo.com The Fighter Cast: Mark Wahlberg (Mickey Ward), Christian Bale (Dicky Eklund), Melessia Leo (Alice Ward), Amy Adams (Charlene Fleming), Bianca Hunter (Cathy Pork Ecklund), Eric McDarmott (Cindy ‘Tar’ Ecklund), Jill Ouigg (Donna Eckund Jaynes), Dendrie Taylor (Gail ‘Red [...]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 127 Hours & Tangled

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 127 Hours & Tangled

by Howard McQuitter II HowardMcQuitterii@yahoo.com Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ****1/2 Warner Brothers Fantasy/Drama/Thriller Lagoon Running Time: 146 minutes Rated: PG-13 Director: David Yates The trio: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are grown up now. We’ve watched these lovely children grow up [...]

Red & Howl

Red & Howl

Red **** Action/Comedy Summit Entertainment Southdale Mega 16 (10) Running Time: 111 minutes Languages: English, Russian Rated:PG13 Director: Robert Schwentke This was a nice mix of cast with action master Bruce Willis, Oscar winners Helen Mirren (“The Queen”), Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Richard Dreyfuss (“The [...]

The Social Network & Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

The Social Network & Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

      The Social Network The Social Network ***** Columbia Pictures Running Time: 120 minutes PG-13 Director: David Fincher. Hardly a day or two passed after I had seen “The Social Network,” a flash on television announces the 26 year old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is worth 6.9 billion.  Jesse [...]

Animal Kingdom & Centurion

Animal Kingdom & Centurion

by Howard McQuitter Crime Drama Sony Picture Classics Running Time: 113 Minutes Rated: R Writer/Director David Michod Jacki Weaver as (“Mommy”) Jannie Cody matriarch of the Codys, a low-level crime family of sons, gives an excellent performance, Ben Mendelsohn as Andrew ‘Pope’ Cody, one of her most devious sons—a [...]

Winter’s Bone & Despicable Me

Winter’s Bone & Despicable Me

By Howard McQuitter Winter’s Bone ***** Anonymous Content Drama/Thriller Uptown Running Time: 100 minutes Rated: R Director: Debra Granik If ever there was a heroine from opening to closing scene in a film, it’s a new actress named Jennifer Lawrence, 18. Her character Ree Dolly lives in the Ozarks of Missouri, a harsh country with [...]

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