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Weekly Movie Review

The latest in family entertainment
Les Miserables

01/11/13

Les Miserables

Honestly, I was a little bored with the movie. That may be because I saw it at the end of a long Christmas Day and was tired to begin with. Or it might be because there's only a handful of spoken lines, and the rest is all singing...

Posted at 08:22 AM | Permalink | Comments

Jack Reacher

01/04/13

Jack Reacher

When I heard that the New York and Pittsburgh premieres of Jack Reacher were canceled out of respect for the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that seemed like an admirable thing to do...

Posted at 07:42 AM | Permalink | Comments

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

12/21/12

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

What a joy to see our old friends from the Lord of the Rings trilogy again, and hear that familiar music from those earlier films. This movie -- the first in a trilogy -- is a beautiful blend of old and new...

Posted at 08:30 AM | Permalink | Comments

Playing for Keeps

12/14/12

Playing for Keeps

Is Playing for Keeps a great movie? No, but that doesn't mean it's a horrible movie either...

Posted at 07:33 AM | Permalink | Comments

Lincoln

12/10/12

Lincoln

Daniel Day-Lewis is one of the few actors who can pull off a movie that consists mainly of talking, and it's because he so fully disappears into his characters...

Posted at 08:41 AM | Permalink | Comments

Rise of the Guardians

11/30/12

Rise of the Guardians

You know those cute holiday icons like Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Sandman and Jack Frost? Well, you won't find them in this movie...

Posted at 07:22 AM | Permalink | Comments

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2

11/21/12

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2

I admit I've been both gleeful and sad for this last installment of The Twilight Saga franchise...

Posted at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments

Skyfall

11/16/12

Skyfall

What's not to love about a James Bond movie that offers up an exotic locale, a thrilling motorcycle chase on a rooftop, and a fist-fight with a villain atop a moving train -- all in the first five minutes?

Posted at 06:53 AM | Permalink | Comments

Wreck-it Ralph

11/09/12

Wreck-it Ralph

The best family movies, like Toy Story, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles, are really all about the story and characters. If you have a good story and believable characters, the rest of the movie is secondary...

Posted at 08:28 AM | Permalink | Comments

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

10/26/12

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is being tagged as "a Breakfast Club for the new millennium," and while I don't think it will be as iconic as the 1985 John Hughes movie, there are some similarities...

Posted at 05:55 AM | Permalink | Comments

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