Articles written by: Chris De Salvo

Youth in Revolt

Youth in Revolt

Cast: Michael Cera, Portia Doubleday, Jean Smart, Zach Galifianakis, Ray Liotta, Justin Long, Steve Buscemi


Running Time: 1 hr, 30 mins


Rating: R


Release Date: January 8, 2009


Final Score: 6/10

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Kobe Doin’ Work

Kobe Doin’ Work

Directed by: Spike Lee Cast: Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs Running Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes Rating: TV-14 Due Out: November 24, 2009 PLOT: A multiple-angle documentary about the NBA’s premier player, Kobe Bryant. Spike Lee tackles the task of capturing one of the world’s most recognizable basketball icons as he assaults the rival San Antonio Spurs. […]

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Michael Jackson’s This Is It

Michael Jackson’s This Is It

This Is It Directed by: Kenny Ortega Cast: Michael Jackson Running Time: 1 hr. 52 min Rating: PG Release Date: October 28, 2009 PLOT: As the King of Pop readied his choreographed troops for a final hurray, Kenny Ortega kept the cameras rolling. This Is It gives us an inside look behind the final preparations for what was to be […]

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Where The Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are Directed by: Spike Jonze Cast: Max Records, James Gandolfini, Catherine O’Hara, Catherine Keener Running Time:  1 hr 41 mins Rating: PG Release Date: October 16, 2009 PLOT: The cinematic representation of Maurice Sendak’s popular children’s story about a young boy whose animalistic behavior forces him to run from his domestic problems and into a world […]

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Good Hair

Good Hair Directed by: Jeff Stilson Cast: Chris Rock Running Time: 1 hr, 35 mins Rating: PG-13 Release Date: October 9, 2009 PLOT: A laugh-laden documentary about the perils African-American women go through to attain the “good hair” we’ve grown accustomed to seeing them proudly showcase. Chris Rock narrates the story behind the mesmerizing, intricate art-form so many hair stylists […]

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TOP 7 Actors playing Athletes in Sports Films

We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10. With Whip It swirling its way into theaters, it’s a wonder no one has fully acknowledged the absolutely amazing athletic work these brave actresses have put into the final product. Let’s face it, not all actors can “bring it” when it comes to believably portraying a real-life athlete. Truth of […]

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Whip It interview with director Drew Barrymore

What can you say about first opportunities to meet A-list celebrities? As much as you pretend to disregard the distance movie-stars have built between you (and the rest of America), these people still exude an unnatural glow that’s impossible to ignore. Enter Drew Barrymore. She makes one thing perfectly clear before we sit down to discuss her latest film Whip […]

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Surrogates

Surrogates Directed by: Jonathan Mostow Cast: Bruce Willis, Radha Mitchell, Rosamund Pike, Ving Rhames Running Time: 1 hr. 28 mins Rating: PG-13 Release Date: September 25, 2009 Plot: In a not-too-distant future, planet earth is virtually run by robots standing in for human beings. Though everything seems to be going smoothly, a (very) rare homicide throws the cybernetic utopia for […]

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The Informant!

The Informant! Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Cast: Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Joel McHale, Melanie Lynskey Running Time: 1 hr, 48 mins Rating: R Release Date: September 18, 2009 Plot: The story of conniving business man Mark Whitacre, a man whose many ulterior motives nearly bring down both his high-paying company, and the F.B.I. Though presented as a true story, the […]

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9

9 Directed by: Shane Acker Cast: Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Christopher Plummer Running Time: 1 hr. 19 mins Rating: PG-13 Release Date: September 9, 2009 COMPLETE 9 COVERAGE Chris De Salvo and Morrow McLaughlin battle it out in HE SAID/SHE SAID … 9 De Salvo’s scorecard review of 9 (3/10) McLaughlin’s scorecard review of 9 (9/10) Plot: In a world […]

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