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Review: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL

December 21st, 2011 in Reviews by 0 Comments

You know Brad Bird, right? He’s the director of such beloved animated fare as The Simpsons, The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille. Oh yeah, he also directed the most kick-ass live-action movie you’re likely to see this weekend...

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Review: SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS

December 16th, 2011 in Reviews by 0 Comments

Robert Downey Jr and Jude Law return as the title character and his man Watson in this week’s Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, a movie owing as much to 48 Hours and Lethal Weapon as it does to the classic works of Arthur Conan Doyle. The...

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Review: YOUNG ADULT

December 16th, 2011 in Reviews by 2 Comments

Watching Young Adult, written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman is like looking at a talking Salvadore Dali painting for 94 minutes (minus the credits). You can see the art and the brilliance but it leaves you too disturbed to truly enjoy...

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Review: SHAME

December 16th, 2011 in Reviews by 1 Comment

Don’t let the NC-17 rating fool ya. Sure, director Steve MgQueen’s Shame is full of sex and nudity. Fans of Michael Fassbender gets naked and nasty for scene after scene of graphic sex with a parade of good-looking young women. So the...

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Review: NEW YEARS EVE

December 9th, 2011 in Reviews by 2 Comments

New Year’s Eve, directed by Garry Marshall, is billed as a romantic comedy with a large ensemble cast whose lives all intertwine to tell the story of one New Year’s Eve. Truth be told, it is so much more than that. There is romance, there is...

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Review: MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

November 25th, 2011 in Reviews by 2 Comments

When it comes to Hollywood royalty there’s probably no one figure that’s more mythic and tragic than Marilyn Monroe. Her name is still instantly recognizable some 50 years after her death. Songs have been written. Stories have been told,...

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Review: THE MUPPETS

November 23rd, 2011 in Reviews by 0 Comments

Were you a fan of The Muppet Show in the 1980s? Jason Segel sure was. He’s not only the main human star of the new movie The Muppets, but he also helped architect Jim Henson’s menagerie’s big-screen return as the writer of this...

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Review: HUGO

November 23rd, 2011 in Reviews by 3 Comments

Hugo, Martin Scorsese’s latest offering is billed as a children’s adventure story. While there are children in the story and there are some adventures, this film is NOT a children’s story. The story we think we are going to see is about Hugo...

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Review: THE DESCENDANTS

November 23rd, 2011 in Reviews by 1 Comment

Meet Matt King (George Clooney). He lives on Hawaii. He is descended from Hawaiian royalty. He’s a successful lawyer. He has a beautiful wife and two beautiful children. He’s the sole executor of a trust that has his family owning a huge...

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Review: ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

November 23rd, 2011 in Reviews by 0 Comments

We now have Christmas in October. Go into just about any store in America a few weeks before Halloween and you’ll see it: the wheels of the relentless machine of holiday commerce spinning to life. So it would be easy to look upon an effort...

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Review: TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN 1

November 18th, 2011 in Reviews by 3 Comments

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 opens in theaters today. If you know what Twilight is and know you want to see this, then you will see it. If you know what Twilight is and know you hate it, then you won’t see it. And lets face it....

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Review: HAPPY FEET TWO

November 18th, 2011 in Reviews by 0 Comments

Happy Feet Two is 105 minutes of pure, unadulterated guilty pleasure fun. Take the opening scene as proof: The movie opens with a beautiful speech beginning with “Brothers and sisters, penguins one and all…” illustrating that unity and...

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