The Town Review: Second Opinion

By: Mark Di Stefano
Rating: 9 out of 10

For Bryan’s Original Review, click here

Ben Affleck’s directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, became a critical and commercial success.  He is a professional who pays attention to detail, showing the true culture and lifestyles of Boston, his home town.  In Gone Baby Gone, he focused on the humanity and inhumanity of Dorchester, a neighborhood in Boston.

In The Town, he brings to life Charlestown, another neighborhood in Boston.  This town is known notoriously in real life as bank robbery central.  In the beginning of the film, title cards pop up, displaying the infamy of Charlestown by journalists and historians.

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Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Review

By: Bryan Montgomery (www.twitter.com/bcmontgomery)
Rating: 6 out of 10

It’s no secret to anyone who has seen a video game adaptation over the last ten years; they usually aren’t very good.

Prince of Persia is a small step towards the redemption of the genre, but it still falls well short of expectations.

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Devil Review: Second Opinion

By: Mark Di Stefano
Rating: 8 out of 10

For Bryan’s Review, Click Here


Those of you that were disappointed with M. Night Shyamalan’s work recently don’t fret.  This film is nowhere near the disappointments of The Happening or most recently The Last Airbender.

This film is the first in a series of movies that are part of The Night Chronicles.  The first of three movies are from the mind of Mr. Shyamalan himself.  He doesn’t have any writing or directing credits, giving writer Brian Melson and director John Erick Dowdle, a chance to show their stuff (and boy do they show it). More after the break.

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The Town Review

By: Bryan Montgomery (www.twitter.com/bcmontgomery)
Rating: 9 out of 10

Imagine what would have happened if The Departed took Heat out on a date.  The night goes pretty well, but The Departed has one too many Samuel Adams Boston Lagers, and Heat one too many daiquiris.  One thing leads to another…which results in The Town.

Now that’s a heavily sarcastic way of describing Ben Affleck’s new film, which is absolutely one of the best films of the year, and shows that Ben Affleck must now be considered as one of the better film directors in the business, as both this and his last film, Gone Baby Gone, are legitimized hits that will be seen as great crime movies set in the city of Boston. More after the break.

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Devil Review

By: Bryan Montgomery
Rating: 7 out of 10

It may only be M. Night Shyamalan’s idea; but Devil seems like it was made by the famous director back in his hay day of making high-quality thriller films.  Devil is an acceptable thriller for all audiences due to its high amount of thrills, the twists and turns of the plot, and an overall sense of continued chaos created by the fear of the characters. More after the break.

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