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Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010

For the week of 11/22/10 - 11/29/10 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

When actor Joaquin Phoenix claimed he had quit acting to become a rapper, he and friend Casey Affleck, made a documentary recording Joaquin's efforts to persuade a doubtful press and public. As the film progresses, we must conclude that Joaquin is both incredibly human and dull, despite the fact that he...
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Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010

For the week of 11/16/10 - 11/22/10 (Ratings Out of Four Stars)

"The Last Airbender," a film based on Nickelodeon's popular animated series, is influenced by Asian philosophy. Their fantasy world is divided into four nations, one dedicated to water, one to earth, another to fire and another to air. Each nation's inhabitants aspire to "bend" their element. Earth benders...
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Monday, Nov. 15, 2010

For the week of 11/09/10 - 11/15/10 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) exemplifies the post-teen slacker. He's an aimless, unemployed 22-year-old, playing bass in a garage band and dating 17-year-old Catholic schoolgirl, Knives Chau (Ellen Wong). The film insinuates Scott's problems stem from stunted...
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Monday, Nov. 8, 2010

For the week of 11/02/10 - 11/08/10 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

Andy's toys stick together when deprived of human companionship, but like dogs, they happily abandon one another when human society returns. As Andy (John Morris) readies himself for college, his toys must consider life without him. Favorite toy, Woody (Tom Hanks) the cowboy, is gratified to learn he...
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Monday, Nov. 1, 2010

Releases for the Week of 10/26/10 - 11/01/10 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

The four Alien films are nicely collected on Blu-ray with tons of included special features. It may be overkill, but it's fun by the ton. The films can be viewed in their original theatrical formats or with an additional 15-40 minutes of footage. The anthology, spanning 400 years, each scenario Sigourney...
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Monday, Oct. 25, 2010

Releases for the Week of 10/19/10 - 10/28/10 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

Robert Rodriguez penned the Predators script in 1995 at Fox Studio's request, as the sequel to John McTiernan's 1987 Predator. That film, budgeted at $18 million, made an $80 million-plus profit. After filming two lower budget sequels, Fox execs remembered Rodriguez's script, and decided to exercise...
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Monday, Oct. 11, 2010

Releases for the Week of 10/05/10 - 10/11/10 (Ratings out of Four Stars)

In this reboot, when Freddy Krueger murders sleeping teens in their dreams, the killings materialize in the waking world. To stay alive, these latest teens must remain awake, employing creative strategies to do so. The new Elm Street gang consists of: artistic Nancy (Rooney Mara), heavily medicated Quentin...
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Friday, Oct. 8, 2010

Releases for the Week of 9/28 - 10/05/10 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

French director Thomas Balmes has made a nature study featuring human babies. His subjects laugh, cry, play, and reach the traditional milestones marking toddlerhood during a journey that follows four infants from different cultures. Each baby is born into a well-off family relative to its community. Ponijao of...
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Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010

Releases for the Week of 09/28/09 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

Eager to escape King Richard's Third Crusade, Robin and his friends (including Little John played by Kevin Durand) are in the process of fleeing the soldiers' rank when they happen upon a group of dead knights, including dying Sir Robert Loxley (Douglas Hodge) of Nottingham. They don the knights...
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Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010

Releases for the Week of 9/14 - 9/20/10 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

Based on a video game of the same name, this Jerry Bruckheimer produced, Disney film adaptation, is a fantasy epic. The film moves quickly, leaping over expository dialog to revel in its sixth century characters. Jake Gyllenhaal plays Prince Dastan, an orphan adopted as a child by King Sharaman...

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