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    A historical tale of a Mexican rebellion in the 1920s


    Don’t ask … the title says it all!

  • 1. MAN ON A LEDGE:

    A good cast here with Sam Worthington as Nick Cassidy, the titular man, and ex-cop, threatening to jump of a tall building, Elizabeth Banks as the police psychiatrist tasked with talking him down, and Ed Harris as a very bad, but very rich businessman.  Unfortunately, the script doesn’t quite keep up with the movie’s potential.  It starts off as man on a ledge, but soon turns into a heist movie as a small gang looks to pull a big job, Mission Impossible style with a lot of ropes and pulleys.  While that’s going on, the big businessman seems to be up to no good.  I liked this one well enough, but was expecting more.  It cost $43 million to make, and so far has done $43 million in revenues. Rated  14A.

  • 2. GONE:

    Amanda Seyfried is Jill, a young woman who was abducted a few years earlier by what she believed to be a serial killer.  She somehow escaped, the man was never caught, and many police officers believe she made the whole thing up as no evidence was ever found.  Now her sister is missing, and Jill believes the same man came to their home in the night and took the sister.  The police won’t do anything as they believe Jill is a little off-balance, so it’s up to her to start the hunt.  A pretty good performance by Seyfried who is in almost every scene, with a few plot devices that don’t really add up, but all in all, a decent enough thriller.  Also stars Wes Bentley and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter). Rated 14A.   

  • 3. GOON:

    Sean William Scott (American Pie) stars as a bar bouncer Doug Glatt who dreams of making it in the world of semi-pro hockey as a Goon, just like his idol Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber), and a chance fist fight puts him right where he wants to be.  His father, Dr. Glatt (Eugene Levy) is terribly disappointed in his underachieving son who learns a few things about life and about hockey as he claws his way to what he hopes is the top with the Halifax Highlanders.  Released theatrically in Canada, and on video-on-demand in the US, this is a profane, hard-edged movie that … well, that isn’t another Slapshot. Rated 18A

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


    Great premise using time travel to go back to the early days of Agent K!


    Oren Peli of Paranormal Activity and The River, has once again taken a tiny budget and not much else, and made a solid horror thriller!

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