Awake (2007)

Hayden Christensen plays Clay, a super-rich young man with a domineering and over-protective mother (Lena Olin). Clay has inherited his father’s riches, his business, and one might guess, his bad genes. Poor young Clay needs a heart transplant. On the side, Clay is in love with Sam (Jessica Alba), a match that they guess his …

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On paper, this reads like a movie I’d absolutely love: Keira Knightley and James McAvoy in an epic WWII-era romance directed by Joe Wright, who brought the oft-filmed old chestnut Pride & Prejudice to the screen in an exciting and refreshing new way. Sign me up! Unfortunately, while it does contain many flashes of greatness, …

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Do not be suckered by the star power behind Proof. Just because Hollywood’s smart kids are in a movie about math, doesn’t mean it’s going to be any fun to watch. Any way you slice it, Proof is a poopy, pretentious film, and it’s always a bore watching Gwyneth Paltrow question her sanity. The movie …

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