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Film Review: “Conviction”

Posted on · (Fox Searchlight.  1 hour, 47 minutes. Rated R for language and some violent images. Directed by Tony Goldwyn.) Hilary Swank (Betty Anne Waters), Sam Rockwell (Kenny Waters), Minnie Driver (Abra Rice), Melissa Leo (Nancy Taylor).  Music by Paul Cantelon.

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Film Review: “Hereafter”

Posted on · (Warner Bros.  2 hours, 6 minutes.  Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements including disturbing disaster and accident images and brief strong language.  Directed by Clint Eastwood.)  Matt Damon (George Lonegan), Cecile de France (Marie Lelay), Jay Mohr (Billy Lonegan), Bryce Dallas Howard (Melanie), George and Frankie McLaren (Marcus/Jason), Thierry Neuvic (Didier), Marthe Keller (Dr. Rousseau), Richard Kind (Christos), Steven R. Schirripa (Carlo), Jenifer Lewis (Candace), Lyndsey Marshal (Jackie), Sir Derek Jacobi (Himself).  Music by Clint Eastwood.

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Film Review: “RED”

Posted on · (Summit Entertainment.  Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action violence and brief strong language.  Directed by Robert Schwentke.)  Bruce Willis (Frank Moses), Morgan Freeman (Joe Matheson), John Malkovich (Marvin Boggs), Helen Mirren (Victoria), Karl Urban (William Cooper), Mary-Louise Parker (Sarah Ross), Brian Cox (Ivan Simonov), Julian McMahon (Robert Stanton), Ernest Borgnine (Henry, the Records Keeper), James Remar (Gabriel Singer), Richard Dreyfuss (Alexander Dunning).  Music by Christophe Beck.

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Film Review: “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”

Posted on · (Focus Features.  Rated PG-13.  1 hour, 41 minutes.  Directed by Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden.)  Keir Gilchrist (Craig), Emma Roberts (Noelle), Viola Davis (Dr. Eden Minerva), Lauren Graham (Lynn), Jim Gaffigan (George), Zoe Kravitz (Nia), Zach Galifianakis (Bobby).  Music by Broken Social Scene.

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Film Review: “Never Let Me Go”

Posted on · (Fox Searchlight.  1 hour, 43 minutes. Rated R for some sexuality and nudity. Directed by Mark Romanek.) Carey Mulligan (Kathy), Andrew Garfield (Tommy), Keira Knightley (Ruth), Isobel Meikle-Small (Young Kathy), Charlie Rowe (Young Tommy), Ella Purnell (Young Ruth), Charlotte Rampling (Miss Emily), Sally Hawkins (Miss Lucy).  Music by Rachel Portman.

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Film Review: “Let Me In”

Posted on · (Overture Films.  1 hour, 55 minutes.  Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, language and a brief sexual situation.  Directed by Matt Reaves.) Kodi Smit-McPhee (Owen), Chloe Moretz (Abby), Richard Jenkins (The Father), Elias Koteas (The Policeman).  Music by Michael Giacchino.

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Film Review: “The Social Network”

Posted on · (Columbia Pictures.  2 hours.  Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language.  Directed by David Fincher.)  Jesse Eisenberg (Mark Zuckerberg), Justin Timberlake (Sean Parker), Andrew Garfield (Eduardo Saverin), Joseph Mazzello (Dustin Moskovitz), Armie Hammer (Vinklevoss twins), Rashida Jones (Marylin Delpy), Rooney Mara (Erica Albright).  Music by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

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Film Review: “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps”

Posted on · (20TH Century Fox. 2 hours, 16 minutes. Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and thematic elements. Directed by Oliver Stone.) Michael Douglas (Gordon Gekko), Shia LaBeouf (Jacob Moore), Carey Mulligan (Winnie Gekko), Frank Langella (Lewis Zabel), Susan Sarandon (Sylvia Moore), Josh Brolin (Bretton Woods). Music by Craig Armstrong.

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Film Review: “You Again”

Posted on · (Touchstone Pictures. 1 hour, 45 minutes. Rated PG for brief mild language and rude behavior. Directed by Andy Fickman.) Kristen Bell (Marni), Jamie Lee Curtis (Gail), Sigourney Weaver (Aunt Ramona), Odette Yustman (Joanna), Betty White (Grandma Bunny). Music by Nathan Wang.

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Film Review: “The Virginity Hit”

Posted on · (Columbia Pictures. 1 hour, 26 minutes. Rated R for strong crude and sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, drug and alcohol use. Directed by Huck Botko and Andrew Gurland.) Matt Bennett, Zack Pearlman, Jacob Davich, Krysta Rodriguez, Nicole Weaver.

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Film Review: “Machete”

Posted on · (20th Century Fox. 1 hour, 45 minutes. Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity. Directed by Ethan Maniquis and Robert Rodriguez.) Danny Trejo (Machete), Robert De Niro (Senator McLaughlin), Jessica Alba (Sartana), Steven Seagal (Torrez), Michelle Rodriguez (Luz), Jeff Fahey (Booth), Cheech Marin (Padr), Don Johnson (Lt. Stillman). Music by John Debney.

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Film Review: “Flipped”

Posted on · (Warner Brothers. 1 hour, 30 minutes. Rated PG for language and some thematic material. Directed by Rob Reiner.) Madeline Carroll (Juli Baker), Callan McAuliffe (Bryce Loski), Rebecca De Mornay (Patsy Loski), Anthony Edwards (Steven Loski), John Mahoney (Chet Duncan), Penelope Ann Miller (Trina Baker), Aidan Quinn (Richard Baker). Music by Marc Shaiman.