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Monsters Vs Aliens Movie Review

What About B.O.B.? by Betty Jo Tucker Sometimes one performance in a film almost saves it. For example, a gelatinous blue creature, voiced to amusing perfectionВ by Seth Rogen, manages to perk things up whenever it appears in Monsters Vs. Aliens....
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Duplicity Movie Review

Sparkling Co-Stars, Disjointed Plot by Betty Jo Tucker Linear storytelling falls by the wayside in Duplicity as characters played by Julia Roberts and Clive Owen struggle to make sense out of their feelings for each other. Unfortunately, they’re not the...
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Watchman Movie Review & Trailer

No Joking Around by Betty Jo Tucker Is the universe “one big joke,” as an important character in Watchman proclaims? I hope not, but how I wish this movie contained at least some humor to temper its bleak outlook. Still, Zack...
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Slumdog Millionaire Movie Review

Life Lessons Pay Off by Betty Jo Tucker How could Jamal, an orphan growing up in the slums of Mumbai, India, know the answers to tough questions asked on a TV quiz show? In Slumdog Millionaire, street smarts account for...
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The International Movie Review

One Angry Man by Betty Jo Tucker Delivering one of the most riveting performances of his career, Clive Owen makes The International a must-see for thriller fans. The film also boasts great location shots and an incredible gunfight inside the...
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Fired Up Movie Review

Don’t Bring It On by Betty Jo Tucker Pay attention, all you cheerleader wannabes. To be successful at cheerleading, you must possess athletic ability, enthusiasm, energy and a strong sense of purpose. Fortunately, you do not have to sit through...
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Inkheart Movie Review

Book ‘Em, Mo! by Betty Jo Tucker Be careful when reading aloud. You might have a secret talent to make the characters and situations you read about come to life. That’s the magical ability explored in Inkheart, an adventure fantasy...
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New in Town Movie Review

Townfoolery by Betty Jo Tucker How did Lucy Hill become a top-level business executive? As portrayed by Renée Zellweger in New in Town, this ambitious Miami resident is so clueless she doesn’t even know it gets very, very cold in Minnesota during...
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Hotel for Dogs Movie Review

Where the Dogs Are by Betty Jo Tucker Canine charmers fill the screen in Hotel for Dogs, but the heartwarming relationship between a brother and sister gives this movie fantasy its greatest appeal. Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin steal...
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Gran Tourino Movie Review

Don’t Mess with Walt by Betty Jo Tucker When Clint Eastwood makes a film about bigotry, he hits hard. Gran Torino pulls no punches in terms of language, prejudiced attitudes and violence. Fortunately,В director Eastwood tempers all this with humor. And.....
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