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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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Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010

Releases for the Week of 08/31 - 9/06/10 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

Michael Douglas returns as Wall Street's Gordon Gekko on Sept. 24, but for now mean-Michael is on display in the biting drama, Solitary Man. He appears as disgraced car dealer Ben Kalmen. Ben's rapier wit and candor partially disguise his impossible narcissism. Poised on the precipice of disaster, Ben's...
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Monday, Sept. 6, 2010

Releases for the Week of 8/31 - 9/06/10 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

At 11 am PST, everyone on earth falls unconscious for two minutes. During the global blackout, each person glimpses his life six months from now. This shared experience becomes everyone's focus in a story unfolding week by week. With 10 episodes in the can and declining...
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Monday, Aug. 30, 2010

Releases for the Week of 8/24 - 8/30/10 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

After a zombiefying virus sweeps the land, two men and one woman seek refuge in the countryside. Isolated and frightened, their anxiety grows as throngs of mindless reanimated dead grasp at them while they make food runs into an abandoned town. Days pass and the zombies learn to kill and eat animal...