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  • 21 JUMP STREET

    A remake of the 80s TV series with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum … played mostly for laughs, not like the original!

 
  • 1. THE DESCENDANTS:

    Fresh from the Oscars, this “small” movie stars George Clooney as an everyman living in paradise – Hawaii – but in his voice over off the top, he tells us that, despite the tropical beauty, it’s just as full of heartache and trouble as any other place.  Clooney’s character, a fourth-generation Hawaiian with huge land interests in the Islands, is devastated by his wife’s tragic boating accident that has left her in what may be an irreversible coma.  Worse, he learns that she had been having an affair with an younger man … and everyone knew but the husband.  He deals with his grief, his teenage kids, and with family who weren’t there for him.  Very strong movie and well worth its Oscar noms! Rated 14A.

  • 2. THE ADVENTURES OF TIN TIN:

    This film was a real risk for director Steven Spielberg, as the title character of books and comic strips, is far better known in Europe than on these shores.  Tin Tin is a reporter/adventurer who is off on a wild chase involving an old sea captain and a gang of thieves.  The animation here is so exceptional that you soon forget you are watching a cartoon character in a cartoon setting.  Camera angles and special effects feel like a regular action film.  Well worth watching for all family members!  Rated PG.   

  • 3. MY WEEK WITH MARILYN:

    Another Oscar nominee, this one is NOT a Marilyn Monroe biopic – it is, as the title suggests, just one isolated week during which Monroe works on the film The Prince and the Showgirl with Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh).  To say they didn’t get along is dramatic understatement.  The screenplay is based on a book written by Colin Clark who worked on the picture as a gofer and was smitten with Monroe.  Michelle Williams does a great star-turn as the blond bombshell.  Rated 14A.

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  • 4. THE DESCENDANTS:

    All no-glitz and no-flash, George Clooney has the courage here, despite his sex-symbol persona, to play a regular guy with regular problems.  If you like Hawaii, the Island culture here is terrific!

TAKERS: 

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

  • JOHN CARTER

    Over the top sci-fi flick in which BC’s Taylor Kitsch shows he has what it takes to be an action star.

  • SILENT HOUSE

    A badly directed, poorly executed horror flick in which Elizabeth Olson (the Olson Twins’ younger sister) proves she can act … but not the right vehicle

  • A THOUSAND WORDS

    A fair-to-middling Eddie Murphy vehicle with some good laughs.

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