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Author: Luke Hickman

Sundance 2009 Film Reviews

Locally, the Sundance Film Festival is known for overcrowding Park City with rubberneckers on the prowl for celebrity sightings. The chance of getting into film screenings is usually slim – even if do you hold out in the freezing cold wait-list lines. However, this year was a little different than expected.

Milk

Milk, easily one of the best films of the year, tells the story of gay people fighting for the exact same civil rights that the blacks fought for just one decade earlier. It doesn’t matter where you stand on Proposition 8 or same-sex marriage: Milk is made for anyone who values equality.

Senior films world documentary

Most students wait until after graduating to put mass amounts of time, effort and work into huge career building projects. For UVU senior Jonathan Martin, this is not the mold he’s going to follow. Last summer, Martin took a small crew to Europe, Canada and across the U.

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Australia If the outback is this boring, I don’t want to vacation there anymore Romantic films are pornography for women; they bring an unreal fantasy that reality just doesn’t offer. And for that reason, men will hate Australia while the women who dragged them to it will love it.

Quantum of Solace: New Bond is bigger and badder than ever

Just like most people my age, I watched lots of James Bond flicks with my parents. While I always considered them fun movies, I never thought anything more of them – that was, until the franchise was rebooted in 2006 with Casino Royale. Seeing the beginnings of Bond and following him through his first double-o-seven mission brought a new Bond for a new generation.

Role Models

The majority of this fall’s R-rated comedies have drawn their laughs from over-the-top disgusting gags. While those things are funny in the moment, they are not memorable. On the other end of the spectrum, you’ll find Role Models. While the trailers and TV spots for Role Models make it look like it’s just as much Seann William Scott’s movie as it is Paul Rudd’s, it’s really not.

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What Just Happened Not even De Niro makes this film worth watching Premiering at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, What Just Happened tells the story of one of Hollywood’s most powerful fictional producers, played by Robert De Niro. It begins with him describing in a voiceover how we’re about to see how he lost his power and credibility in the industry over a few weeks.

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Sex Drive Teen comedy dives into R-rated trend Photo credit: Summit Entertainment According to mainstream Hollywood, sex is the only thing on every teenage boy’s mind. He will do anything get it. Ian is still a virgin. And because of peer pressure and hormones, he’s working as hard as he can to change that.

Scary movies for Halloween

More often than not, horror movies are a waste of time. With the help of friends, I’ve compiled a list of easily accessible DVDs that you can check out to watch with friends this Halloween. Forget The Ring, Prom Night, and every other PG-13 scary movie. In no specific order, here is my list of creepy R-rated flicks sure to give you goose bumps, keep you up at night, make you never want to be home alone again, and return your fear of the dark.

Body of Lies: A good spin on espionage

Watch any one of the many trailers or TV spots for Body of Lies and you’re left without a clue as to what the movie is about. Instead, they entice you solely with shots of exploding trucks, the bankable name Ridley Scott, and acting giants Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.