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The Weekly Round Up (Wed. Oct. 6th)

I got around to seeing The Town just over two weeks ago, but didn’t get a chance to start writing about it until this week.  This week’s movies include: The Town (2010); a 1980s drug-pic starring Michael J. Fox, Bright Lights, Big City (1988); a cutesy teen comedy, Some Kind of Wonderful (1987); and a gem of an indie film starring Peter Dinklage as a train-obsessed dwarf, The Station Agent (2003).

In other news, I checked out The Social Network on Monday night, and whoo boy, was that a hell of a ride.  It moves at the speed of a great thriller and showcases some really excellent performances from Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake and Andrew Garfield.  I’ll be jotting a few paragraphs about it soon.   Anyway, here’s the Weekly Round Up:

The Town (2010)

2010 has been one of the worst years in recent memory for movies and I can only hope that changes in the next several months with releases like Money Never Sleeps, a Coen Brothers interpretation of True Grit and The Social Network.  I find myself, for the first time since Inception, actually excited to go to a movie theatre again.  I’ve viewed three films–costly at $9 a pop with my expired college ID–on the big screen thus far in 2010: Crazy Heart, a 2009 flick which I absolutely adored; Inception, a killer mind-fuck that you couldn‘t possibly hate; and The Town.  All said, The Town’s been the weakest yet.  Of course, that doesn’t make it bad at all.  In fact, it’s quite good.

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