Daily Archives: January 11, 2013

Movie Review: “Water for Elephants”

Kids and other Robert Pattinson fans won’t be running off to join the circus after seeing “Water for Elephants,” the brutish and violent  screen adaptation of Sara Gruen’s novel. Whatever romance  Gruen summoned forth from these rough and tumble show … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Bridesmaids”

“Bridesmaids” is a frat boy’s idea of what a funny “chick flick” should be.  So, hat’s off to Kristen Wiig  and Annie Mumolo for scripting a movie that is a raunchy hoot, that plays to that demographic and yet doesn’t … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Wayans tries some “Paranormal Black-tivity” with “A Haunted House”

Marlon Wayans wrings every last down-and-dirty giggle out of a single joke in “A Haunted House,” his return to “Scary Movie” territory, in truth if not by contract. He’s no longer involved in that series, so he limited himself to … Continue reading

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Box Office: Can “Zero Dark Thirty” hold off “Gangster Squad” and “Haunted House”?

Three movies go into wide release today. One of them will win the weekend box office race. Will it be the Oscar buzzed/Oscar nominated “Zero Dark Thirty” or the moved-to-January-because-it-had-no-Oscar buzz “Gangster Squad”? Here’s my review of “Zero Dark Thirty,” … Continue reading

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