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Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011

For the week of 1/04 - 01/10/11 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

Those fond of '70s B-movies may enjoy this Robert Rodriguez flick, but those anticipating a satire will be disappointed. Because the hero played by actor Danny Trejo (the director's cousin) prefers a machete to a machine gun, the film views him as an honorable avenger. Rodriguez's cartoonish tale rarely winks at the...
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Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011

For the week of 2/28/10 - 01/03/11 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

Paul W. S. Anderson writes and frequently directs his wife, Milla Jovovich, who stars in the pair's moneymaking franchise for a fourth time. The actress plays Alice, a heroine owing her super strength to the Umbrella Corporation's T-virus. Engineered to create the ultimate soldier, the virus instead turned...
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Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010

For the week of 12/21/10 - 12/27/10

Little acting is required of Angelina Jolie as a CIA Agent who may also be a Russian terrorist -- but the actress makes good use of her killer stare. After being outed as a terrorist by Russian defector Orlov (Daniel Olbrychski), Salt morphs into a one-woman army. At the behest of G-Man William Peabody...
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Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010

For the week of 12/14/10 - 12/20/10

Ferrell gets his geek on as NYC detective Allen Gamble. Because his investigations consist of forensic accounting on a computer, Gamble is on the bottom rung of his NYC Precinct's detective hierarchy. He idolizes precinct hotshots, Highsmith (Samuel L. Jackson) and Danson (Dwayne Johnson), but when the...
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Monday, Dec. 13, 2010

For the week of 12/07/10 - 12/13/10 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

Dropping its hero, big green ogre Shrek, into an alternate universe, this fourth chapter of the popular DreamWork's franchise is able to reconsider the fates and fortunes of its primary characters. Shrek's (Michael Myers) birthday, celebrated with friends, ogre wife Fiona (Cameron Diaz), and their three...
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Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010

For the week of 11/30/10 - 12/06/10 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

The idea behind Knight and Day was to drop a pretty couple into a screwball romance that is frequently interrupted by attempts on their lives. However, the inept script and a lack of chemistry between the players, fail to persuade. Cruise is in his element when the plot calls for action sequences, supplying...
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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...