Reviews:
Black Dynamite
The Book of Eli
Chloe
Clash of the Titans
The Crazies
Date Night
Duplicity
From Paris with Love
Get Him to the Greek
Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Greenberg
Hot Tub Time Machine
I'm Still Here
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Iron Man 2
The Kids Are All Right
Larry Crowne
Letters to Juliet
Love and Other Drugs
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
The Road
Robin Hood
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Shutter Island
A Single Man
Solitary Man
Super 8
Vantage Point
The Wolfman
Wanted
Youth in Revolt

DUPLICITY
FIRST 10 MINUTES
Not quite sure what's going on. It's espionage stuff. There's a long, slow, drawn-out fake fight between Paul Giamatti and Tom Wilkinson. It is pretty stylish, though, and it does make for an interesting credit sequence. But that's about all I can say so far. Oh, and Clive Owen has a Rubik's Cube keychain, so that's good. I like Rubik's Cubes.
I haven't really been sucked in yet, and I could quit now and be fine with it. However, I'm gonna keep watching, if for no other reason than to see the impending meeting between Clive Owen and Julia Roberts.
My guess is that we're in for a long, confusing movie that will have tons of plot twists that will probably feel like they were created for the sake of being twisty. Hopefully, the promise of the opening credit sequence proves me wrong.
FOLLOW-UP
Okay, I'm glad I gave it a chance. It was indeed kinda long, but it certainly wasn't boring, and the plot twists were actually pretty good ones. I dare say it was kinda riveting. I'm not sure if everyone will like it as much, but I thought it was pretty damn cool. Go male pattern baldness!
FIRST 10 MINUTES
There is an unusual amount of emphasis on Julia Roberts' boobs for the first ten minutes of the film. This leads me to believe that they will come in handy in the rest of the film. Perhaps she will hide things in there or use them to her advantage somehow. I like it, it's an homage to Pretty Woman.
Slow motion needs to be used more in film. The secondary opening sequence is why. There is nothing better than an already intense scene in slow motion. I loved this moment with Tom Wilkinson/Paul Giamatti and their entourages.
The style of the film is extremely compelling, although I'm not so sure about the Cirque Du Soleil-esque soundtrack that is being used. Every time it comes back into the film, I am taken out of it and start thinking of French acrobats in Vegas.
Russian spies = always a good thing.
Here is what I think happens: Julia Roberts and Clive Owen are on opposite teams, they somehow end up on the same team and screw everyone else over. Well, they screw each other over a bit first, but then in the end they just screw each other. In a good way.
Do I want to keep watching this? Yes.
JESS SLEEP METER
(Bri: A miracle! Jess stayed awake for all two-plus hours of it!)
FOLLOW-UP
Did I keep watching this? Yes, and I liked it. And I was largely correct, but there is more. There really IS a twist!