Centurion (Review)
Aug27

Centurion (Review)

CENTURION (8/27/10; Action, War) Michael Fassbender, Andreas Wisniewski, Dave Legeno, Axelle Carolyn, Dominic West SCR/DIR: Neil Marshall MPAA: R for sequences of strong bloody violence, grisly images and language. 1 hour 37 minutes BOX: $123.570 After a series of stylized creature flicks (The Descent, Doomsday), director Marshall tries his hand at the swords-and-sandals genre with this bloody opus about the 2nd century war between...

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Expendables, The (Review)
Aug13

Expendables, The (Review)

EXPENDABLES, THE (8/13/10; Action) Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Eric Roberts, Randy Couture, Steve Austin, David Zayas, Giselle Itié, Charisma Carpenter, Gary Daniels, Terry Crews, Mickey Rourke, Bruce Willis SCR: Dave Callaham, Sylvester Stallone DIR: Sylvester Stallone MPAA: R for strong action and bloody violence throughout, and for some language. 1 hour 43 mins BOX: $103,068,524 I’m not saying...

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East Pray Love (Review)
Aug13

East Pray Love (Review)

EAT PRAY LOVE (8/13/10; Drama) Julia Roberts, Billy Crudup, Viola Davis, Hadi Subiyanto, Javier Bardem, Richard Jenkins SCR: Ryan Murphy, Jennifer Salt DIR: Ryan Murphy MPAA: PG-13, for brief strong language, some sexual references and male rear nudity. BOX: $80,574,010 (US); $124,015,545 (Foreign) Roberts brings her movie star wattage to this vibrant and colorful Oprah-approved adaptation of Gilbert’s bestselling memoir. To the...

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Animal Kingdom (Review)
Aug08

Animal Kingdom (Review)

ANIMAL KINGDOM (8/13/10; Drama, Crime, Thriller) Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Guy Pearce, Luke Ford, Jacki Weaver, Sullivan Stapleton, James Frecheville SCR/DIR: David Michôd MPAA: R for violence, drug content and pervasive language. 1 hour 52 mins BOX: $5,775,563 Australian crime drama follows the Codys, a notorious family of criminals as seen through the eyes of recently-orphaned teenager “J” (Frecheville), who goes to live with...

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Disappearance of Alice Creed, The (Review)
Aug06

Disappearance of Alice Creed, The (Review)

DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED, THE (8/06/10; Thriller) Gemma Arterton, Martin Compston, Eddie Marsan SCR/DIR: J Blakiston MPAA: R for violent content, pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity. 1 hour 36 mins BOX: $534,879 Expertly-directed British thriller about two ex-cons (Compston and Marsan) who meticulously kidnap the daughter of a rich family and set the wheels in motion to collect a hefty ransom. The results are not what...

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Flipped (Review)
Aug06

Flipped (Review)

FLIPPED (8/06/10; Comedy, Drama) Madeline Carroll, Callan McAuliffe, Rebecca De Mornay, Anthony Edwards, John Mahoney, Penelope Ann Miller, Aidan Quinn, Kevin Weisman SCR: Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman DIR: Rob Reiner MPAA: PG for language and some thematic material. 1 hour 30 mins BOX: $1,755,212 Nostalgic coming-of-age movie almost has no reason to exist in the snarky, postmodern 21st century. But here it is, the unabashedly sweet...

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