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Laray Mayfield Basks in the Glow of 'Benjamin Button'new

How was Laray Mayfield's day last Thursday? Nothing special -- the Middle Tennessee native fixed some coffee, sat down in front of the TV, and watched the movie she cast rack up more Oscar nominations than any other film made in 2008.
Nashville Scene  |  Jim Ridley  |  01-30-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Benjamin Button' is Gump for Dummies

I don't care what anybody says: David Fincher's adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald short story is a meandering bore.
Metroland  |  John Brodeur  |  01-08-2009  |  Reviews

David Fincher and Brad Pitt Have Teamed Up to Make a Classicnew

Based on a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button casts a spell for nearly three hours, and Fincher proves he is right at home in enchanting-fable territory.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  01-02-2009  |  Reviews

'Benjamin Button' Looks Cool, but Is That Reason Enough to Care?new

Unfortunately, Benjamin's aging process isn't the only thing the movie gets backward. Despite all the care lavished on its execution, it never manages to be about anything more than its own gimmickry.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Sam Adams  |  12-30-2008  |  Reviews

Brad Pitt Nails 'Button'new

How crazy ... or bold ... or foolhardy ... do you have to be to make a big, expensive movie out of F. Scott Fitzgerald's least adaptable short story?
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Andy Klein  |  12-29-2008  |  Reviews

'Benjamin Button' & 'Gran Torino': Showcasing Artful Codgersnew

Two of the holiday season's most prestigious, Oscar-baiting movies seem informed by the resentment of aging and mortality summed up in Dylan Thomas' poem "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night."
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Curt Holman  |  12-24-2008  |  Reviews

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