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Practically Imperfect In Every Way: SAVING MR. BANKS Film Review

By at December 13, 2013 | 11:41 pm | 2 Comments

Practically Imperfect In Every Way: SAVING MR. BANKS Film Review

3 / 5 stars Though a small handful of actors has portrayed Walt Disney in shorts and TV movies, the American entertainment icon has really never been played on the big screen. It would seem a fine choice then, that Disney (the company) would select another American icon, Tom Hanks, to play Disney (the man). But Hanks’ performance, as with much of Saving Mr. Banks, is more...

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Let the Great World Spin: CLOUD ATLAS Film Review

By at October 24, 2012 | 11:46 pm | 8 Comments

Let the Great World Spin: CLOUD ATLAS Film Review

4 / 5 stars If a film’s entertainment value were measured by volume of storylines, variety of styles and frequency of timeline trekking, Cloud Atlas would be entertaining beyond definition. But it takes more than bursting-at-the-seams narrative to make a great movie; good thing, then, that directors Tom Tykwer and The Wachowskis have created a film that transcends more...

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Cry Like A Baby: EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE Film Review

By at January 21, 2012 | 8:30 am | 0 Comment

Cry Like A Baby: EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE Film Review

3.5 / 5 stars Fans of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, are probably skeptical yet intrigued that another one of his works has been brought to the screen. (The last one, Everything Is Illuminated, not even Elijah Wood could save.) The source material here is more challenging, not just due to an entire country's sensitivity to its more...

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Mopeds Mo’ Problems: LARRY CROWNE Film Review

By at July 3, 2011 | 10:34 am | 1 Comments

Mopeds Mo’ Problems: LARRY CROWNE Film Review

3 / 5 stars What a pleasant thing to live in a world where Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts are still making movies. In Larry Crowne, Hanks is not only the star but also the producer, director, and writer (along with co-writer Nia Vardalos of My Big Fat Greek Wedding). As indicated by the title, the movie is all about one Larry Crowne, an all around nice guy with a more...

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