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The Other Guys Review

August 6, 2010 by Post Team 

The Other Guys ReviewThe Other Guys Review, (CP) “Cairo Time” – The writer and filmmaker Ruba Nadd fourth search of poetry and short stays. Filmed in Egypt, has the exotic atmosphere. With Patricia Clarkson as his wife visiting her husband left alone came to pass, and Alexander Siddig as your host and partner, has the papers. But the slow and elegant mood “Cairo Time” does not call for any kind of magic, and this film – a kind of Middle East version of “Lost in Translation” – spends just a tic-tac picturesque. A deeper relationship gradually develops between the visitors and natives, and a question of to what extent will take drama becomes muted in the film. But Siddig Clarkson and lack of chemistry and flat writing to keep things Nadd languid and unemotional. Nadd and cinematographer Luc Montpellier succeed in fashioning a funny postcard to the city, but a story, too, would have been nice. PG for mild thematic elements and smoking. 89 min. Two stars out of four.

- Jake Coyle, AP Entertainment Writer

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“The disappearance of Alice Creed” – Not much to say here, so much to study carefully and praise. The problem is that less is known about the film starting in it, the better. So … What can we say about it, then? Well, this is definitely a must see: a thriller small, smart, you’ll be glad you came out of his way to find, especially during the summer when it’s so much nonsense. It is so deftly handled, very intelligent and well, you never know which is the first feature by British writer and director J. Blakeson A tense story, turning on the kidnapping of the daughter of a wealthy man, “Alice Creed” keeps you on your toes as the secrets are revealed and changing alliances. With three characters in a confined space, it feels claustrophobic to see a play on film. However, there is also a sense of humor that surfaces from time to time and keeps you from being completely suffocating. But perhaps we have already said too much … Eddie Marsan and Martin Compston are as big as the kidnappers, whose ever-changing dynamic power with Gemma Arterton as the feisty white. R for violent content, language and some sexuality / nudity. 100 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four.

- Christy Lemire, AP movie critic

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“Middle Men” – If you want to take a shower after watching this, just to wash away all the ick “out yourself. And that’s a compliment. Inspired by the movie-a-true-story about the birth of Internet prnography, is of poor quality dramatically, crazy and full of convincing criminals and bstrds and aspirants that surround them. Writer-director George Gallo seems to have been influenced by “Boogie Nights” and “Goodfellas”, not only in content, but its fast pace, hodgepodge in-your-face images, styles and music. It is a predictable rise and fall story, but at least it’s fun while it lasts. In addition, details and characters are what make this film type work. Giovanni Ribisi is gloriously over-the-top, as former veterinarian to help come up with the idea of distributing online prnography in the late 1990s when she gets bored with his, um, inspirational material. The real brains behind the operation is a former NASA technician (Gabriel Macht), which creates a program within minutes that allows users to provide their credit card information and receive photos and videos in return. However, Luke Wilson is in the center of everything as the Texan with a knack for solving problems that helps to legitimize your business. R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, drug use and violence. 113 minutes. Two and a half stars in each four.

- Christy Lemire, AP movie critic

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“The Others” – If the movie does not coincide well poly-Buddy seems exaggerated, the idea of a parody of that genre that seems particularly unnecessary – which is what makes this such a wonderful surprise. On paper, this could have been painfully lame. Will Ferrell is doing a variation of his film character tried and true: the overly serious man who is completely safe and oblivious to their antics. Mark Wahlberg, meanwhile, is playing with his screen image as a tough guy and exalted one, doing a version of his Oscar-nominated role in “The Departed.” Everything would have been too familiar, too cute. But there are enough tricks to these characters and the formula for this – and a refreshing strange, perverse streak of all – that make “the other” an unexpected setback. Director and co-screenwriter Adam McKay runs out of power in the third act and probably would have been a little tight. And it was not necessary Powerpoint presentation style during the end credits preaching to us about corporate greed. But most of its operation. A big reason for the success of the film is that the action sequences are played totally straight. The play has a similar tone expressionless, is aware of himself, but not tongue in cheek. PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material. 101 minutes. Three out of four stars.

- Christy Lemire, AP movie critic

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