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    An “R” rated supposed romance with Cameron Diaz as a teacher who hates it and just can’t wait to marry her meal ticket, and Justin Timberlake as a guy who just might be a good substitute for the fiancée

  • CARS 2

    What more can we say … McQueen is in Europe this time, along with Mater, working with some great foreign cars.


    An interesting sci-fi thriller based on a short story by Philip K. Dick (Bladerunner, Total Recall) that sets up politician David Morris (Matt Damon) with ballet dancer Elias (Emily Blunt) … but it is not meant to be.  Says who?  Well, says the behind-the-scenes “director” who actually has removed free will from the human equation.  David doesn’t want to play the role that’s been selected for him on the world stage, so he pursues Elias despite the fact they are not meant for each other.  A great study on fate and coincidence with a sci-fi twist. Rated PG.

  • 2. UNKNOWN:

    Liam Neeson and Diane Kruger star in a European-set thriller in which a husband and wife – he’s a doctor – attend an overseas medical convention when something goes very wrong.  He forgets his briefcase at the airport, jumps in a cab in front of their hotel to retrieve it, and ends up in the taxi at the bottom of a river, about to drown.  He is saved, but when he returns to his wife days later, having been missing all that time, she not only doesn’t recognize him … she has replaced him!  There is another man in his place, same name, same medical credentials, same everything.  What’s going on?  Can’t tell you, but you can find out for yourself by just watching … plot holes larger enough to stuff the cast of The Biggest Loser through, but good nonetheless. Rated 14A.   

  • 3. THE EAGLE:

    Channing Tatum is much more often equated with brooding young men who can dance, or brooding young men who can fight, but here he is a Roman Legionnaire searching the wilds of what will become Scotland one day, for a gold standard, the symbol of the missing Legion … his father’s outfit.  An odd film, but an interesting take on the times  and on what it takes to be a Citizen … I liked it! Rated PG.

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    Being a sucker for a good sci-fi movie, especially one that takes us “behind the scenes” this one is a great study in what might be … and what never was.


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


    Ryan Reynolds is serviceable as Hal Jordan in this origins movie … you can skip the 3D and still get a lot out of it!


    Jim Carrey is almost past the “poor dad” stage, but the penguins (real ones!) steal the show!

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