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The Time Traveler’s Wife

The Time Traveler’s Wife

By on Aug 15 2009 in Titles

Though naturally reworked to accommodate cinema, the story remains true and its effects lasting. Come on ahead ~ and newbies like me, likewise.

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Turn the River

Turn the River

By on Jul 10 2009 in Titles

My Deliberate Famke Follow-Up. Last week, readers T and creejay both expressed appreciation for this performance when I recounted my recent accidental Famke Janssen festival. They were right.

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My Sister’s Keeper

My Sister’s Keeper

By on Jun 24 2009 in Titles

While My Sister’s Keeper opens very boldly indeed, it balks just short of a frank discussion of the issue, sidestepping instead onto a emotional, Beaches-ian path.

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The Wrestler

The Wrestler

By on Jun 17 2009 in Titles

Mickey Rourke is spot on, yet the film itself somehow isn’t. Yet it’s still eminently worth seeing, and thus we ourselves experience The Wrestler‘s heartbreaking contradiction.

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Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation

By on May 29 2009 in Titles

Terminator Salvation honors its franchise, and presents a single story that holds its own. If you haven’t seen the others, do so first. If you have, come on in, you’ll feel right at home.

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Duets

Duets

By on May 03 2009 in Titles

A fun little sleeper involving karaoke from 2000 that was the first, and unfortunately the last, joint project of late director Bruce Paltrow and his daughter, Gwyneth.

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The Soloist

The Soloist

By on Apr 23 2009 in Titles

The much-anticipated The Soloist opened amid a mixed but generally positive reception ~ and for a wide variety of reasons is well worth seeing, not the least of which is that it’s a true story.

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Earth

Earth

By on Apr 16 2009 in Titles

The filmmakers do a good job of making the Circle of Life points without going into details. Here’s the lowdown on who makes it and who doesn’t, with specificity.

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Monsters vs. Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens

By on Mar 26 2009 in Titles

The colorful characters of Monsters vs. Aliens arrive tomorrow to take northern California and the rest of the country by storm in a wild ride of silliness and action.

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RoboCop

RoboCop

By on Feb 05 2004 in Titles

Update Jan 2011: This movie is awesome with cap guns.

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