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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 …

Movie Review: THE ARTIST

November 11, 2011 – 4:44 am | 20 Comments
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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 …

Movie Review: J. EDGAR

November 8, 2011 – 1:12 am | 4 Comments
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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 …

Movie Discussion: Steven Soderbergh’s HAYWIRE

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

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 …

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 …

First Tintin Movie News Are In!

October 17, 2011 – 1:23 am | 6 Comments
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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 …

Movie Review: THE IDES OF MARCH

October 5, 2011 – 2:55 am | 14 Comments
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If you’re not into politics, don’t let it deter you from seeing The Ides of March (out October 7), based on Beau Willimon’s play Farragut North. Despite its setting, it’s not really about politics. It’s more …

Movie Review: FOOTLOOSE

October 3, 2011 – 2:08 am | 8 Comments
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When I posted on Facebook that I had gone to a Paramount screening of the Footloose remake (out October 14), one of my friends jokingly threatened to disown me because I was apparently being disloyal to …

Movie Review: THE DEBT

September 1, 2011 – 12:49 am | 2 Comments
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The Debt‘s release has been delayed for some time, mostly due to Miramax becoming defunct, but Focus Features is finally getting it out in time for the last holiday weekend before fall. It’s directed by …

Movie Review: ATTACK THE BLOCK

August 3, 2011 – 11:20 pm | 3 Comments
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I hated not being able to make this screening last week, but luckily my contributor Eric Edwards was there to cover it. After reading his review below, my butt hurts from kicking myself.—PCN
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Forget Cowboys & …

Movie Review: COWBOYS & ALIENS

July 29, 2011 – 1:26 am | 10 Comments
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I went to a screening of Cowboys & Aliens last night and my trusty contributing writer, Eric Edwards, was there, too. The following is our discussion afterward.
But first, a quick synopsis: A man (Daniel Craig) …

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