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Archive for December, 2012

Casa de mi Padre


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The tagline for Will Ferrell’s Casa de mi Padre is “Funniest move you’ll ever read.” Kudos for trying, Will, but not quite. Continue reading

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Martha Marcy May Marlene


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Have you ever watched a movie and thought “I really don’t like this movie, but it’s good and I can’t stop watching, so maybe I do like it?” That film is Martha Marcy May Marlene and that’s exactly how writer/director Sean Durkin wants you to feel. Continue reading

Silver Linings Playbook


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Jennifer Lawrence has been nominated for an Oscar for her role in Winter’s Bone and I was unconvinced. She played a strong-willed fighter in The Hunger Games, and she played a boring Mystique in X-Men: First Class. This is not to say I dislike Ms. Lawrence; I just felt she hadn’t played anyone significant with substance. In Silver Linings Playbook, she brings the long-awaited substance and it’s brilliant. Continue reading

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