Review: Shutter Island (2010) *** 1/2

An entertaining and refreshingly adult thriller that mostly overcomes the weaknesses of its source material with plenty of style and intelligence and a raft of excellent performances.

Trailer 3: Shutter Island

Want to see another Shutter Island trailer? I haven’t watched the other ones and I’m not watching this one, but don’t let that stop you. I’m told  the second trailer was the same as the first. Had I watched either one, I might’ve known this. Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane, Martin Scorsese’s Shutter (read…)

Trailer 2: Shutter Island

I managed to avoid the first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island and I’m not about to break down and watch this one. I have no idea how it’s different than the first one, but enjoy. In case you’ve forgotten, the film based on Dennis Lehane’s novel stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle (read…)

Scorsese’s ‘Shutter Island’ shuttered for 2009?

Nikki Finke is reporting that Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Shutter Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio has been bumped from Oscar friendly October 2009 to February 19th, 2010. According to a Finke insider, though the film tested in the 80s/low 90s (whatever that means), Paramount doesn’t have the coin to properly market an awards flick this year. Being (read…)

‘Glourious’ Friday

I’m still mulling over Inglourious Basterds, but the good news is that it’s terrific. It’s much slower, talkier and in a way more serious than I expected, but damnit it works. I haven’t dug into the negative reviews yet, but its safe to say a certain movie blogger who was morally outraged by the movie (read…)

Poster: Shutter Island

The official one sheet for Martin Scorsese’s Shutter Island starring Leonardo DiCaprio

Trailer: Shutter Island

I haven’t decided whether to watch this trailer for the latest Scorsese film yet or not, but don’t let that stop you. Catch it in HD at Apple if you’d prefer. Based on the crime thriller by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), Shutter Island tells the story of two US marshals (Leonardo DiCaprio (read…)

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