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  • HOP

    Animation and live action with the teenage son of the Easter Bunny

  • INSIDIOUS

    Gripping horror chiller!

 
  • 1. FAIR GAME:

    Naomi Watts and Sean Penn are superb as husband-and-wife Beltway denizens in this based-on-fact spy thriller.  It’s the story of Valerie Plame, wife of an Americna diplomat who was outed by the Bush administration as a CIA operative involved in covert ops.  Watts as Plame nails the role, and Penn is perfect as the volatile ambassador.  With most of the participants still on the job, it makes the story even more intriguing. Rated PG.

  • 2. BLACK SWAN:

    Natalie Portman’s portrayal of a ballerina damaged by a number of relationship and performance issues is full value for the Oscar she received.  It’s the story of one woman’s search for perfection as a dancer as she vies for a plum role, but all is not as it appears to be, and this is a very difficult movie to get through if you are looking for a feel-good story.  Wonderfully acted, but depressing! Rated 14A.   

  • 3. TANGLED:

    The horse steals the show in this animated tale that fleshes out the fairy tale of Rapunzel and her amazing hair.  Mandy Moore is the voice of Rapunzel who meets up with her handsome suitor, but is not pushover.  Her world has been relegated to a home in a tall tree for all of her life, her wicked step-mother plans to keep her there, and her man Flynn has other ideas.  It’s Flynn’s horse that has all the funny scenes. G.

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  • 4. FAIR GAME:

    No Oscar nominations for this one, but the story is gripping and the characterizations first-class.

TAKERS: 

Despite some serious plot holes, this is a pretty good thriller.  Will you see the ending coming?  Probably!

  • SUCKER PUNCH  

    Largely CGI movie with dragons, machine guns, and young women with attitude – what’s not to like?

  • DIARY OF A WIMPY KID ll  

    Second Wimpy Kid movie … if you liked the first one, more of the same here. 

  • HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN 

    Rutger Hauer makes a lot of people sorry they crossed him in this guardian angle/revenge movie which is a guilty pleasure.

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