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Marley and Me Movie Review

A Dog’s Life Matters by Betty Jo Tucker Among all the downers released at the end ofВ 2008, Marley & Me emerges as the most effective tearjerker. I didn’t want to cry while watching this movie, but I couldn’t help it.В Marley...
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Last Chance Harvey Movie Review

Never Too Late by Betty Jo Tucker Falling in love can happen at any age. Last Chance Harvey emphasizes this romantic themeВ while having a bit of fun doing it. Playing two lonely middle-aged people who find each other during some...
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YES Man Review

Just for Laughs by Betty Jo Tucker As I write this review of Yes Man, Jim Carrey stares at me from an eight-by-ten photograph perched on a shelf to my right — and signed “Spank you very much!” Carrey sent...
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Doubt Movie Review

Nunsense by Betty Jo Tucker Some of my best friends are nuns, which may partially account for my unfavorable reactions to Doubt, a movie receiving almost universal acclaim. While I can’t fault the powerful performance given by Meryl Streep as...
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Wall-E Movie Review

Trash and Treasure by Betty Jo Tucker One person’s trash is another person’s treasure, so the old saying goes. In WALL•E, the same holds true for robots. This Pixar animated movie depicts a dismal time in the future of our home planet....
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Twilight Movie Review

Taking a Chance on Love by Betty Jo Tucker Fascinated even more by fan reactions than by what was happening on screen in Twilight, I now realize why so many teens have been looking forward to this movie. Combining the...
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Australia Movie Review

HIghs and Lows Down Under by Betty Jo Tucker How can I complain about a beautifully filmed movie like Australia? Baz Luhrmann’s sprawling epic boasts gorgeous cinematography, a passionate romance, more than a few thrilling sequences —В plus the magnifi...
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Wendy and Lucy-Realistic and Heartbreaking

Realistic and Heartbreaking by Betty Jo Tucker Wendy and Lucy is the best feel-bad movie of 2008. Starring Michelle Williams as a young woman facing poverty and the possible loss of her beloved pet, this poignant indie film stretched my...
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