movie reviews

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    Jack Reacher movie review: Cruise reaches for justice

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    3.5
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    Based on the Lee Child novel One Shot , this action flick has twists and turns that will keep you guessing to the very end. In...
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    The Impossible movie review: A mother's miracle

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    5
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    Based on a real-life story, this gut-wrenching film tells the tale of how one family survived the 2004 tsunami while on vacation in...
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    The Guilt Trip movie review: The comedic duo of the year

    Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen are the hilarious, must-see duo of the year in this mother and son road-trip movie that’s sure to...
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    Monsters, Inc movie review: The perfect holiday treat

    Adding 3-D technology to this classic Pixar movie makes a wonderful holiday gift. A whole new generation will discover the fun of...
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    The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey movie review:

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    0.7
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    If you geek out for wizards, trolls and swords, prepare to enter Middle-earth heaven. If fantasy isn’t your thing, then this...
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    In Our Nature movie review: Like father, like son

    Mad Men’s sexy, silver-fox John Slattery stars in this indie drama about a father’s bitter nature and his son’s desire to break free...
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    Playing for Keeps movie review: Bend it like Butler

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    3
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    Down-on-his-luck soccer star Gerard Butler returns home to spend time with his son. But learning to be a dad isn’t as easy as...
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    Hyde Park on Hudson movie review: War and hot dogs

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    4
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    In June of 1939, England was on the cusp of war with Germany and needed America’s help. The king and queen came to New York to spend...
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    Deadfall movie review: Thanksgiving dinner from hell

    Mega-hotties Eric Bana and Charlie Hunnam star in this creepy, violent tale of greed that culminates in the worst turkey dinner...
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    Wu Dang movie review: Fight like a girl (and win)

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    5
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    Set atop the beautiful Chinese mountains, this tale about a teen girl skilled at martial arts plays out with magical swords, secret...
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    The Odd Life of Timothy Green : What makes a family

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    3.4
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    The Odd Life of Timothy Green , Disney's touching movie that helps you remember what really matters in life, comes out on DVD...
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    Killing Them Softly movie review: Brad Pitt hotter than ever

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    3.4
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    This psychopathically slanted, uber-violent tale about some not-so-wise-guys condenses American capitalism into one bloody bullet...
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    Red Dawn movie review: Who’s afraid of the big, red wolf?

    These sexy boy-toys man-up to fearlessly lead a gang of teen vigilantes as they battle North Korean soldiers. But could an invasion...
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    Rise of the Guardians movie review: Tooth fairy gets jacked

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    4
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    What does this clever assortment of fabled childhood heroes, ranging from the Tooth Fairy to Santa Claus to the Sand Man, all have...
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    Life of Pi movie review: Bengal tiger metaphor for God?

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    5
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    We couldn’t imagine how this strange and wondrous best-selling book could be turned into a movie. But director Ang Lee ( Crouching...
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    Liz and Dick movie review: Violet eyes are crying

    Liz and Dick is deliciously fun for its boozy melodrama, 1960’s styling and Lindsay Lohan’s eerie parallels with Elizabeth Taylor...
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    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 movie review

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    5
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    In this final (?) film in the Twilight saga, Bella comes into her own as a vamp, but what about little Renesmee who’s a rare...
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    Silver Linings Playbook movie review: A bipolar love story

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    3.4
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    Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence explore the ups and downs of mental illness, medication and football in this quirky romance....
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    Anna Karenina movie review: Heroine or villain?

    In this fabulous 21st-century telling of Tolstoy’s classic novel, Keira Knightley fascinates both Russian high society and today's...
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    Vamps movie review: Bloodsuckers in super-cute high heels

    Leave it to Amy Heckerling (Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High) to succinctly skewer the undead cultural obsession with vampires...