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Mini Reviews: MI:4, CARNAGE, YOUNG ADULT

December 12, 2011 – 10:15 pm | 2 Comments
YOUNG ADULT

I’ve seen so many movies lately and am so behind on reviews that I realized the only way to get them done is to write mini ones. Today’s batch:
Mission: Impossible—Ghost Protocol (Dec. 16)
I didn’t like …

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Tired Soldier Spy(ing) on Firth

December 7, 2011 – 11:42 pm | 9 Comments
Firth & Strong

I went to a Variety screening of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy last night, something I was looking forward to seeing. Unfortunately, running on only four hours’ sleep from the night before, I nodded off at …

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Movie Review: SHAME

December 2, 2011 – 3:34 am | 4 Comments
shame carey

If you haven’t heard already, let’s just get this out of the way: Michael Fassbender goes full frontal and this movie is rated NC-17. But neither is the reason you should see it. Despite its …

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Movie Review: WE BOUGHT A ZOO

November 29, 2011 – 2:13 am | 6 Comments
we-bought-a-zoo, scarlett & maggie

There’s much ado about We Bought a Zoo (out Dec. 23) being Cameron’s first movie in six years, and whether or not this skews closer to Almost Famous or Elizabethtown. Being a family movie, it …

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Movie Review: HUGO

November 22, 2011 – 1:04 am | 7 Comments
hugo & toy owner

It’s ironic that a movie about the wonderment of movies lacks that very quality overall, but that’s the case with Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, based on Brian Selznick’s Caldecott Award-winning novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. …

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Movie Review: THE DESCENDANTS

November 15, 2011 – 12:47 am | 7 Comments
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Writer/director Alexander Payne has a thing for making films about people who aren’t readily likable, the type we laugh at, not with. Ruthlessly ambitious Tracy Flick from Election, pregnant junkie Ruth from Citizen Ruth, and …

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Movie Review: THE ARTIST

November 11, 2011 – 4:44 am | 20 Comments
artist gv & dog

In the past five days I’ve seen eight movies, most of them considered Oscar contenders. I loathed a couple, liked a few, but there’s one that I’m passionate about, a film I can unequivocally get …

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Movie Review: J. EDGAR

November 8, 2011 – 1:12 am | 4 Comments
a. hammer

The problem with biopics is, even if the subject is someone who led an extraordinary life, it rarely translates into riveting drama when the film compresses that whole life into two hours. It becomes a …

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Movie Discussion: Steven Soderbergh’s HAYWIRE

November 7, 2011 – 2:52 am | 5 Comments
haywire

As part of the AFI Fest presented by Audi going on here in Los Angeles, there’s a secret screening that’s announced on the day of the screening. Organizers revealed hours before the Sunday night event …

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Movie Madness

November 2, 2011 – 12:29 am | 4 Comments
Jean Dujardin & Missi Pyle in THE ARTIST

The next couple of weeks are going to be craaazy but it’s all good. Awards season is here and I’ll be attending loads of screenings of some of the most anticipated fall and winter movies …

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Movie Review: MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

October 20, 2011 – 7:13 pm | 7 Comments
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I’ll admit it: If I’d known ahead of time this movie (limited release, Oct. 21) is about a young woman struggling to survive her cult experience, I probably wouldn’t have rushed out to the screening …

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First Tintin Movie News Are In!

October 17, 2011 – 1:23 am | 6 Comments
tintin movie still sidecar

I was thrilled to hear over the weekend that most of the first reviews for The Adventures of Tintin: The Secrets of Unicorn are not only positive, but overwhelmingly so! Many of you know the …

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