Daily Archives: January 3, 2013

Movie Review: “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”

“Do not go gently into that good night,” the poet urged us. And that goes for actors as well as anybody else. A cast of great Brits of old age pensioner vintage light up John “Shakespeare in Love” Madden’s film … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Mansome”

The great thing about social observer-documentarian Morgan Spurlock is that he works — a lot. He’s constantly got films or TV shows in pre-production, post-production or in theaters, films that have a take on this or that corner of the … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Monsters, Inc 3D”

Disney-Pixar realized they’d hit on a can’t-miss formula for animated blockbusters about the time “Monsters, Inc.” came out in 2001. Find some fantastical corner of pop culture you can peek in on – after hours. From the lives of toys … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Channing Tatum strips and turns into a star with “Magic Mike”

 It’s no great stretch to imagine the chiseled, hot-footed hottie Channing Tatum as a stripper. It’s how he got his start in show business, after all. And even though he never danced for his dollars, Matthew McConaughey has never been … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” is a riot of splashy colors, silly 3D gimmicks, big, broad kid-friendly gags — and those professionally pesky penguins. And for adults, there’s the charming spectacle of Oscar winner Frances McDormand giving voice to her … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Lucky One”

“The Lucky One” is the edgiest-ever film adaptation of the writings of Nicholas Sparks. Which isn’t saying much.

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Movie Review: “The Lorax”

 From the day it was published, Dr. Seuss’ environmental parable “The Lorax” has courted controversy. A screed about consumerism, greed and its cost to the environment, this anti-clear-cutting tale prompted protests in lumber-country school districts and just last week inspired … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Looper”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt utterly masters the Bruce Willis squint, where the action hero narrows his eyes, furrows his brow and purses his lips. He gives us a little of the Willis smirk, the one Bruce breaks out when he’s about to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Lola Versus”

 “Lola Versus” is a conventionally unconventional romance in the modern mode, alternating between cute and crude and packing a heaping helping of self-affirmation into its 84 minutes. It’s got that “Where have I seen this before?” familiarity even as it … Continue reading

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Critic’s Log — Tonight’s screening, “Texas Chainsaw 3D”

It’s time for another trip to the woodshed with the leatherfaced killer who inspired so many imitators. Now that we’ve seen the “REAL” Ed Gein in “Hitchcock,” I wonder how this latest 3D splatter fest will come off. Going back … Continue reading

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