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November 2009
Quirky Fantastic Mr. Fox Lives Up to Its Title

It's nearly impossible to overstate how wonderful this movie is. Living up to its title as well as any film of recent memory, Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox is a whirlwind of madcap humor, surprising emotion and true artistry.

 
Action and Heartbreak the Focal Point of New Moon

With a strikingly different tone than its swoony, spooky counterpart, New Moon actually answers the age-old question that most romantic comedy scripts never have the opportunity to: What happens after the girl actually lands the man of her dreams?

  • Christa Banister |
  • November 20, 2009 |
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The Blind Side Shows Faith in Action

After burnishing her star power with the summer hit The Proposal, Sandra Bullock embodies Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side and, in the process, creates one of the year’s more memorable characters. And she’s no fictional creation.

  • Christian Hamaker |
  • November 20, 2009 |
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So-So Planet 51 Gets a Boost from Much Better Movies

While recycling old ideas was basically status quo, surprisingly enough, borrowing from other otherworldly space-age flicks including Stars Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. and Alien actually elevates Planet 51’s overall enjoyment factor.

  • Christa Banister |
  • November 20, 2009 |
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Poverty, Abuse and Hope Unflinchingly Portrayed in Precious

Not only are there Oscar-worthy performances here from newcomer Gabourey Sidibe and Mo'Nique, who is, hands down, one of the scariest villains since Heath Ledger's Joker in The Dark Knight, but director Lee Daniels gets the story just right by not shying away from the ugly truth of poverty, illiteracy and abuse.

  • Christa Banister |
  • November 20, 2009 |
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The End Isn't Quite Soon Enough in 2012

Sure, the disaster movie format provides countless opportunities to show off the latest CGI trickery, and there are a handful of memorable moments in 2012. But certainly not enough to justify the overly long running time.

  • Christa Banister |
  • November 13, 2009 |
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By-the-Books Smarts VS Life Experience Debated in An Education

In addition to an old-fashioned love story complete with a gloriously throwback aesthetic, An Education poses the age-old question of which educational experiences are really the most important: what happens in the classroom or in "the real world."

  • Christa Banister |
  • November 11, 2009 |
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"The Box" Appears Sturdy, but Is Empty Inside

Mysterious, intriguing and involving for about 40 minutes, The Box, directed by Richard Kelly and adapted from a short story by Richard Matheson, turns sillier and sillier as it attempts to explain every mystery and answer every question about its premise.

  • Christian Hamaker |
  • November 09, 2009 |
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Technology Shackles the Heart of Disney's A Christmas Carol

In Disney's A Christmas Carol, all viewers are left with is a familiar story with little discernable heartbeat. It seems inventiveness was saved exclusively for the visuals, which are gloriously thrilling at moments and as impersonal as an action sequence from your average video game the next.

  • Christa Banister |
  • November 06, 2009 |
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Not Perfect, The Men Who Stare at Goats Still Good for Laughs

Though not perfect, The Men Who Stare At Goats still makes for a good time at the movies. At this time of year when many films are self-important Oscar-baits, it’s refreshing to have one that’s main goal is to simply make us laugh.

November 2009
Sci-Fi Not So Appealing or Funny in Gentlemen Broncos

The potential audience for Gentlemen Broncos encompasses lovers of bad science fiction, B-movies (or lower grade) and the strangely endearing film Napoleon Dynamite. Lovers of good comedy, however, are advised to look elsewhere.

  • Christian Hamaker |
  • November 06, 2009 |
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October 2009
Michael Jackson's This Is It Proves Entertaining But Not Revelatory

Instead of focusing on Michael Jackson's private life or his particular oddities, This Is It is really all about the music and a farewell tour that'll never see the light of day, a move that ultimately casts Jackson, and his legacy, in a more favorable light.

  • Christa Banister |
  • October 28, 2009 |
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Appealing Aesthetics and Emotional Depth Propel Astro Boy

There's a surprisingly human element woven in with the science of Astro Boy. Not only does the protagonist make many self-sacrificing choices, but his underlying desire to connect with others is something that virtually anyone can relate to.

  • Christa Banister |
  • October 23, 2009 |
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Amelia Chases a Dream in the Clouds

Considering the talent involved, Amelia should have been better. Director Mira Nair's previous film, The Namesake, was both sumptuous and meaningful. Here, Nair has taken on a quintessentially American story, meant to be inspiring but which instead comes across as empty.

  • Christian Hamaker |
  • October 23, 2009 |
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Not Just Child's Play in Where the Wild Things Are

Even with two talented writers onboard and a mostly faithful rendering of this seminal coming-of-age story, Where the Wild Things Are is ultimately big on imagination and arresting visuals but seriously slight of script.

  • Christa Banister |
  • October 16, 2009 |
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Truth Feels Contrived in "The Boys Are Back"

It's not impossible for Hollywood to take a true story and do it justice, but it's rare. Some films are able to capture the essence of truth, while most others are just pretenders. Sadly, and despite admirable intentions, The Boys Are Back is the latter.

 
Law Abiding Citizen Hits One of the Year's Low Points

Mixing sexual violence with moments of torture-porn, Law Abiding Citizen is one of the year’s low points at the cinema—an offensive, ugly piece of work that offers no moral nor anything memorable except its sadism.

  • Christian Hamaker |
  • October 16, 2009 |
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A Serious Man Struggles with an Inscrutable God

A Serious Man is one of the Coen brothers' finest efforts outside No Country for Old Men, explicitly addressing comparable religious questions and issues but adding a serious dose of their trademark humor. The story keeps viewers chuckling until the film's sudden, ominous conclusion.

  • Christian Hamaker |
  • October 12, 2009 |
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Funny Cast Can't Save Couples Retreat from Comedic Doom

For any couple looking for a recession-friendly date night escape, the title of Couples Retreat should be heeded as a warning—with the emphasis on "retreat." Trust me, you'll be glad you saved your hard-earned money.

  • Christa Banister |
  • October 09, 2009 |
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Michael Moore Wants a Divorce from Capitalism

With his latest film, Capitalism: A Love Story, Michael Moore has delivered his least convincing, sloppiest work. The holes in his theory about capitalism being "evil" are so gaping that it's difficult to give credence to his more salutary points.

  • Christian Hamaker |
  • October 05, 2009 |
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