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The Day the Earth Stood Still

Review by Karel Murray Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates Listen to the Audio version of this review: I’ve waited for months for this movie to come to Waterloo, Iowa.  It had everything I want in a film; action,...
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Nothing But The Truth – Movie Reviews by Karel Murray

I’ve been an avid movie watcher since I was a small child.  I distinctly remember my first movie in a local Iowa theater on a cold winter night.  During “The Battle of the Bulge”, I huddled in the large adult...
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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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