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Matt Forsman

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@ the SF Weekly Warfield, 11/13 & 11/14
By Matt Forsman (Nov 04, 2012)
With the recent release of their fifth album, [i]Plans[/i], Death Cab for Cutie finds itself in a pretty enviable position. Their first single, the darkly romantic "Soul Meets Body" is virtually omnipresent on the airwaves, [i]Plans[/i] has received a deluge of positive press, and the band is neck deep into their tour in support of their recently released album. But, all good things must come to an end right? More »
at Café Du Nord 10/4
By Matt Forsman (Oct 27, 2012)
The San Francisco based band, The Love X Nowhere brings their unique mellow, psychedelic infused rock to Café Du Nord on Tuesday, October 4. Celebrating the release of their second EP, Odyssey, The Love X Nowhere's latest album has the kind of sound that seems all too appropriate for San Francisco. More »
Not Believable…or Funny
By Matt Forsman (Sep 09, 2009)
Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars. Conceived and written by Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn (of [b]Swingers[/b] fame), [b]Couples Retreat[/b] is a frighteningly contrived and clichéd romantic comedy. More »
Believe the Hype
By Matt Forsman (Sep 09, 2009)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars. Film critics can become a bit jaded over time. The sad reality is that most films released in a given year just simply aren’t worth your time. Most studios are more focused on demographics and marketing, rather than crafting a quality story. But, sometimes the simplest ideas make the best films and sometimes you can actually believe the marketing hype. [b]Paranormal Activity[/b] is not just one of the scariest films you will see this year, it is also one of the best films you will see this year. More »
This Soufflé Falls a Bit Flat
By Matt Forsman (Jul 06, 2009)
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars. Julie Powell (Amy Adams) is a bit bored and disenchanted with her life. Living in a squalid apartment in Queens, Julie spends most of her waking hours laboring fruitlessly at a dead end secretarial job fielding phone calls from the disgruntled denizens of New York. Her only source of pleasure comes in the form of cooking. A few continents away (and a few decades earlier), Julia Child finds herself in France with her husband wondering what to do with herself. Thus begins [b]Julie & Julia[/b], a cinematic amalgamation of two memoirs. More »
A Half Baked Film
By Matt Forsman (Jun 14, 2009)
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) has his hands full as he enters his sixth year of wizardry and magic at Hogwarts Academy. For starters, adolescence is in full bloom and Harry has his own raging hormones to deal with as well as those of his two pals, Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint). As if that wasn’t bad enough, it appears Voldemort, the Lord of Darkness, is rising and no one is safe. Thus begins a grim start to [b]Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince[/b]. More »
Vassup!
By Matt Forsman (Jun 10, 2009)
Rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars. In 2006, moviegoers were introduced to the comedic genius of Sacha Baron Cohen with the release of [b]Borat[/b] (or more formally, [b]Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan[/b]). Given the success of this film, it’s no surprise that Cohen drew upon another character from his popular HBO series "Da Ali G Show", to spawn another equally offensive and risky yet brilliant comedy in [b]Brüno[/b]. More »
Oh, How the Mighty Have Fallen
By Matt Forsman (May 26, 2009)
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars. Few sequels this summer have generated as much anticipation as [b]Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen[/b]. This should come as no surprise given the first installment of the franchise grossed well over $300 million, pleased legions of transformer geeks, and was relatively well received by critics. This is a tough act to follow and while [b]Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen[/b] doesn’t fail, it stumbles more than a few times. More »
A Big, Fat, Greek Mess
By Matt Forsman (May 04, 2009)
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars. Nia Vardalos made a splash a few years ago with the surprise hit, [b]My Big Fat Greek Wedding[/b]. It was a romantic comedy that resonated for just about anyone who has an awkward, overbearing, or otherwise challenging family. In short, it worked for pretty much everyone. [b]My Life in Ruins[/b] aspires to leverage the Greek magic Vardalos pulled off a few years ago with results that are far from magical. More »
For People Who Love Movies
By Matt Forsman (Mar 23, 2009)
The longest running film festival in the Americas is back for its 52nd iteration. Truly, the San Francisco International Film Festival is a festival programmed by those who love film for people who love film. Once again, the crack team at the San Francisco Film Society has assembled a stellar mix of films, tributes, ‘big nights’, musical performances, and just about everything in between. More »
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