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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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Bedtime Stories Movie Review

By Karel Murray Staring:  Adam Sandler, Keri Russell, Guy Pearce, Courtney Cox Arquette Pulling on my coat, I remember thinking that “Bedtime Stories” had better be worth going out in 15 degree weather and trudging through freezing slush.  I mean,...
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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

By Karel Murray Within the first few moments, I knew this movie was going to be a visual joy ride.В  The true treasure came in the form of an unexpected emotional hit in the last few moments of this almost...
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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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