Posts tagged "Robert Hammerle"

Robert Hammerle On...What's Your Number?

Robert Hammerle On...What's Your Number?
*Likely to be shown in Dante’s Ninth Rung of Hell should Satan believe that someone might be having an unexpected good time. I like Anna Faris, which is precisely the reason that it pains me to say that What’s Your Number? rivals Cameron Diaz’s Bad Teacher as the worse movie of the year. Both are... Read more »

Robert Hammerle on...One Day

Robert Hammerle on...One Day
*A movie to keep in mind when confined to home this winter with a high fever, cursing yourself for failing to get a flu shot One Day is a messy, episodic tale about love and missed chances. It’s inherent imperfection lies with the fact that its basic story is simply too true to life, namely just how... Read more »

Robert Hammerle on...Another Earth

Robert Hammerle on...Another Earth
*A philosophical cinematic enigma that only makes you wish pot was legal if used in a movie theater If Dostoevsky was somehow able to magically adopt his classic novel Crime and Punishment to a movie with a science fiction theme, it is not an unfair comparison to say that Another Earth would be the result. It is a languid... Read more »
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Robert Hammerle on...Friends with Benefits

Robert Hammerle on...Friends with Benefits
*As Entertainment, Odorless, Colorless, Pointless Yet Strangely Fun in a Shallow Way. (or as it is also known, “Sport F_ _king with Good Buds; How could this possibly go wrong?”) Let’s face it, you have to give the Hollywood studios credit where credit is due. It’s the one place on earth where the word “redundancy” is considered not... Read more »

Robert Hammerle on...Cowboys & Aliens

Robert Hammerle on...Cowboys & Aliens
*Recommended, particularly if in the company of an adolescent male 15 years or younger If you’ve seen the previews for “Cowboys and Aliens”, you undoubtedly fall into one of two categories. You are either mildly intrigued or you have summarily dismissed it as ridiculous hokum. I was in the former category, as you might suspect, but I... Read more »

Movie Review - Water for Elephants

BY ROBERT HAMMERLE, guest contributor to Hammervision Curiously, “Water for Elephants” is a rather lightweight pleasure, functioning as a bastard offspring of a daytime TV Soap Opera and James Cameron’s colossal hit “Titanic” (1997). While the illicit romance between Reese Witherspoon’s Marlena and Robert Pattison’s Jacob ignites even fewer sparks than that between Hugh Jackman... Read more »
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Movie Review - Madea's Big Happy Family

BY ROBERT HAMMERLE, guest contributor to Hammervision For what it is worth, I have never hidden the fact that I have been a big fan of Tyler Perry for years. No, I don’t think he writes, produces and directs great movies, but I do appreciate how he has viscerally connected with his core audience, namely... Read more »

Movie Review - The Conspirator

BY ROBERT HAMMERLE, guest contributor to Hammervision He stood in the crowd, tears in his eyes, as he stared at the scaffolding containing his client and her other three condemned co-conspirators. Having nobly fought to save her life, he now could only look on in anguish at the magnitude of the injustice. She stood there... Read more »

Movie Review - Win Win

BY ROBERT HAMMERLE, guest contributor to Hammervision “Win Win” is a glorious film about average human beings struggling with the imperfections inherent in the human condition. As he did with “The Station Agent” (2003) and “The Visitor” (2007), Director Thomas McCarthy has painted a cinematic tapestry that shows small, decent people fighting to keep their... Read more »
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Movie Review - Of Gods and Men

BY ROBERT HAMMERLE, guest contributor to Hammervision As I watched “Of Gods and Men,” I felt I was sitting through a silent film of a still life painting of a never ending church service directed by an aging Ingmar Bergman. Devout, somber and well intentioned, it ultimately drowns in its own excruciating tedium. Quite frankly,... Read more »