Opening This Week

Posted on November 16, 2009 at 8:00 am

This week, I’ll be reviewing the animated “Planet 51,” about a happy planet invaded by an alien — an American astronaut, “The Blind Side,” with Sandra Bullock in the true story of a poor but talented black football player adopted by a wealthy white family, and “New Moon,” the second in the series based on Stephanie Meyer’s sensationally popular Twilight series. The other two will be published Thursday night but unfortunately “New Moon” won’t be up until late on Friday, so stay tuned.

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2012 and Precious

Posted on November 8, 2009 at 1:19 pm

The movies opening this week at first seem to have very little in common. “2012” is a big-budget, chases-and-explosions film with an apocalyptic setting. “Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire” is a small, intimate story of a hideously abused teenager. But both are in their way spiritual stories of hope, courage, sacrifice, and the determination to survive.
Look for my reviews on Friday.

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Reviews this Week: Astro Boy, Amelia, and More

Posted on October 19, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Opening this week are “Amelia,” with Hillary Swank as the famous aviator, Amelia Earhart, “Astro Boy,” an animated film based on the classic Japanese character, and “Cirque du Freak,” based on the popular series of books by Darren Shan. Stay tuned for my reviews!

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