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Sex and the City 2

May 30th, 2010
Sex and the City 2 picks up where the 2008 movie left off and takes us from a gay wedding to the hot sands of Abu Dhabi with a host of adventures in between. Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Charlotte York (Kristin Davis), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) still do lunch frequently but the single life does not dominate the conversation so much save for Sa ...

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

May 30th, 2010
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is an epic tale with gorgeous locations and par cour that is innovative and thrilling but the movie also contains some inherent flaws - not the lease of which is that none of the stars cast looks Persian. OK, maybe Ben Kinglsey since we already bought him as Ghandi. He might squeak by but not Alfred Molina as Sheik Amar the ex slave with a weird penchant fo ...

The Maid

May 30th, 2010

The Maid is a Chilean film starring Catalina Saavedra as Raquel a 41 year old live-in maid who has spent half her life in the service of the Valdez family and who is so comfortable in their Santiago home that she runs the house like a general. After being laid low by health issues her paranoia runs deep regarding the help hired to take care of things during her convalescence. Rather than rest ...

Shrek Forever After

May 23rd, 2010
Shrek Forever After has Mike Myers back as Shrek in this fable that resembles a perfect storm where It’s a Wonderful Life collides with Grimm’s Fairy Tales and the Wizard of Oz. Also retuning are Cameron Diaz as the voice of Princess Fiona and the frenetic Eddie Murphy as the scene stealing Donkey. Back too is Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots - for the most part with a bit of a glandular pro ...

Harry Brown

May 23rd, 2010
Harry Brown is a Londoner who is as a bit of a loss - quite a bit of a loss actually. He’s lost his child and more recently his wife. He’s lost the tranquility of his neighborhood to thugs and pushers but when he loses his only friend Leonard Attwell (David Bradley) at the hands of those local hoodlums the ex British marine decides it’s time to take action. His most fierce opponent however is ...

MacGruber

May 23rd, 2010
MacGruber is a modern day comedy that is a send up of the McGyver days of the mid 80’s right down to the epilates, high waisted jeans and (ugh) mullet hair. Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels is a producer and SNL regulars Will Forte (MacGruber) and Kristen Wiig (Vicki St. Elmo) are two retired government operatives pressed back into service by the US military to thwart a nuclear threat fro ...

Robin Hood

May 16th, 2010
Robin Hood is a prequel to the altruistic woodsman that we’re familiar with thanks to the gelling of traditional ballads into the character portrayed by Walter Scott in the 19th century novel Ivanhoe. Here Robin Longstride (Russell Crowe) is a crusader with King Richard The Lionheart (Danny Huston) returning to England from the Holy Land via France and pillaging along the way to pay for that ...

Letters to Juliet

May 16th, 2010
Letters to Juliet are apparently a long standing tradition almost exclusively for women Shakespeare fans visiting Verona, the mythical home of the feuding Capulets and Montagues. These letters are posted by the lovelorn beneath a balcony in the centre of town and collected daily by women on the city payroll whose job it is to write unctuous responses to the broken hearted authors. This is all ...

Just Wright

May 16th, 2010
Just Wright is another romantic comedy for Queen Latifah that has some endearing moments if you can get past the derivative script and the uncomfortable stereotyping. Latifah plays Leslie Wright, an accomplished physiotherapist who although a home owner drives a total beater that might be worth $100. OK, that running (barely) gag gets explained away logically but there’s some political incorr ...

Mao's Last Dancer

May 16th, 2010
Mao's Last Dancer stars Birmingham Royal Ballet principal Chi Cao who makes a smooth cross over to film playing the adult subject adapted from Li Cunxin best selling autobiography. A child of Mao’s Cultural Revolution Cunxin was taken from his peasant family to study ballet at the Beijing Dance Academy. For being able to artistically portray Maoist ideology he became an unlikely star in his o ...
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