Author Archive: Allison Garoza

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Film Review: Drift

Film Review: Drift

| 7 May , 2013 | Reply

Directed by: Ben Nott, Morgan O’Neill Starring:  Sam Worthington, Myles Pollard, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Xavier Samuel, Sean Keenan, Robyn Malcolm, Aaron Glenane, Steve Bastoni   Sassi’s Star Rating: 3/5 A tale about brothers, a slice of surf history, and a whole lot of impressive waves. Drift emerges from Aussie shores, and dives into the surf culture […]

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Film Review: Warm Bodies

Film Review: Warm Bodies

| 11 April , 2013 | 2 Replies

Writers: Jonathan Levine, Isaac Marion Directed by: Jonathan Levine Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry Sassi’s Star Rating: 3/5 You’re troubled. Your friend wants to see a zombie flick; you want to see a super cheesy rom-com where the girl deserves to be eaten by half-dead monsters. Well, buy a […]

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Film Review: Goddess

Film Review: Goddess

| 14 March , 2013 | Reply

Directed by: Mark Lamprell Writer: Mark Lamprell, Joanna Weinberg Starring:  Laura Michelle Kelly, Ronan Keating, Magda Szubanski, Hugo Johnstone-Burt Sassi’s Star Rating: 4/5 As Magda Szubanski mentioned at the Goddess premiere, it’s a fun film, they had fun making it, and if you don’t have fun watching it than you better sit down and have […]

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Film Review: Oz, The Great and Powerful

Film Review: Oz, The Great and Powerful

| 7 March , 2013 | 2 Replies

Directed by: Sam Raimi Starring:  James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Joey King Sassi’s Star Rating: 2.5/5 Oz, The Great and Powerful . . . and apparently humble? Touching down in the beloved land of Oz is tricky for any production company, even the mighty Disney. In a circus roaming the […]

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Film Review: Cloud Atlas

Film Review: Cloud Atlas

| 28 February , 2013 | Reply

Directed by: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski Starring: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy Sassi’s Star Rating: 3/5 A lot of stars, a lot of plots, and a lot of minutes. Following the success of the Cloud Atlas novel by David Mitchell, […]

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Film Review: Django Unchained

Film Review: Django Unchained

| 24 January , 2013 | Reply

Directed by:Quentin Tarantino Written by: Quentin Tarantino Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson Sassi’s Star Rating: 4.5/5 A smart, hilarious, gory riot. Set just before the Civil War, it’s a western that takes place mostly in the South, tackles the heated past of slavery and racism, and contains several […]

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Film Review, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Film Review, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

| 26 December , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: Peter Jackson    Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Cate Blanchett, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving Sassi’s Star Rating: 3.5/5 Oh Hobbitses. It has been a long wait for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel (1937) to hit the screen. Director Peter Jackson’s rendition of, The Lord of the Rings, took the world by storm […]

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Film Review: Quartet

Film Review: Quartet

| 26 December , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: Dustin Hoffman Written by: Ronald Harwood Starring:  Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay, Pauline Collins Sassi’s Star Rating: 3/5 A retirement home rests among beautiful grounds in the British countryside. The residents go about their day – eating breakfast, checking in with their nurses, and belting out a stirring chorus before […]

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Film Review: Wreck-it Ralph

Film Review: Wreck-it Ralph

| 26 December , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: Rich Moore Produced by: Clark Spencer Written by:  Phil Johnston, Jennifer Lee, Rich Moore, Jim Reardon Starring:  John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman Sassi’s Star Rating: 3.5/5 Ralph is tired of his day job. The work is repetitive, his coworkers hate him, and at the end of each day they […]

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Film Review: Rise of the Guardians

Film Review: Rise of the Guardians

| 13 December , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: Peter Ramsey Written by: David Lindsay-Abaire, William Joyce Starring: Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Jude Law Sassi’s Star Rating: 3.5/5 Feel Jack Frost nipping at your nose? Well in Rise of the Guardians, he sure is. And while the holiday and folklore characters are alive and well, they are a […]

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Film Review: Love Is All You Need

Film Review: Love Is All You Need

| 13 December , 2012 | Reply

Directed by: Susanne Bier Written by: Anders Thomas Jensen, Susanne Bier Starring:  Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Molly Blixt Egelind, Sebastian Jessen, Kim Bodnia, Sassi’s Star Rating: 3.5/5 In a few days, Ida is leaving Denmark to attend her daughter’s wedding in Italy. It would be a wonderful event to look forward to, except that Ida […]

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