Browsing all posts from August, 2012.

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The Expendables 2

The Expendables 2
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I haven’t seen the first Expendables movie but I read the Wikipedia summary whilst listening to the soundtrack from Predator, so I think I get the idea. If there are plot details from the first movie that you need to understand for the second outing, [...]

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Take This Waltz

Take This Waltz
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Combining good music with Michelle Williams and some of the best serious/comedy actors in the business was a recipe for total success in the Take This Waltz trailer. I was excited to see it and fully expecting to enjoy it; after all, who doesn’t love [...]

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Jackpot

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Jo Nesbo is a literary sensation to the extent that his name is attached to films, like Jackpot, for which he only contributed a rough outline. It’s designed to give a feel of the tone of the piece, as well as a marketing device for [...]

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Undefeated

Undefeated
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High school football has been well trodden in the annals of sporting movies. It’s the great comeback sports, a metaphorical Hail Mary that works, emotionally, both on and off the pitch. It’s also totally mysterious to use Brits who, for the most part, assume it’s [...]

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Ted

Ted
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If you’re a fan of the TV show Family Guy, chances are, you’re already excited about Ted. And with good reason: it has the comedy pedigree of Seth McFarlane (making his live action feature debut) and the acting of, the not unattractive, Mila Kunis and [...]