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TV Review: Secrets Abound In The CW's Circle

TV Review: Secrets Abound In The CW's Circle
THE SECRET CIRCLE Genre: Fantasy/Mystery Drama Premise: After her mother dies in a hellish home fire, teenager Cassie Blake heads to small town Chance Harbor, Washington to live with her grandmother, and is quickly recruited to join the “secret circle” by fellow high schoolers who practice witchcraft and conjure magic.  It’s not just the “circle”... Read more »

Movie Review: Despicable Me (**)

Despicable Me.  95 mins.  PG.  Directed by Pierre Coffin & Chris Renaud.  Written by Ken Daurio.  Starring the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, and Julie Andrews. It’s telling that in a movie featuring the voices of a bevy of talented comedians in roles big (Steve Carell) and small... Read more »

Movie Review: Predators (*1/2)

Predators.  106 mins.  R.  Directed by Nimrod Antal.  Written by Alex Litvak & Michael Finch.  Starring Adrian Brody, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Topher Grace, Danny Trejo, and Laurence Fishburne. Predators is being billed as the “true” sequel to the 1987 original starring a mud-caked Arnold Schwarzenegger (beefier than ever back then).  While that may have... Read more »

Movie Review - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (**)

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.  124 mins.  PG-13.  Directed by David Slade.  Written by Melissa Rosenberg.  Starring Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, and Bryce Dallas Howard. The Team Edward – Team Jacob rivalry is in full effect in this the third, and best, of the Twilight movies.  “Best” is a word... Read more »

Movie Review - The Human Centipede (**1/2)

The Human Centipede (First Sequence).  90 mins.  R.  Written and Directed by Tom Six.  Starring Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, and Akihiro Kitamura. Available in theaters and On Demand The concept behind The Human Centipede is so sick, so twisted, so outrageous, and so watercooler-worthy that there was no way I could resist... Read more »

Review - Toy Story 3 (*****)

Toy Story 3.  108 mins.  G.  Directed by Lee Unkrich.  Written by Michael Arndt.  Starring the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Ned Beatty, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, and Michael Keaton. By now, you’ve probably read all of the glowing reviews from the nation’s top critics, seen the impressive box office... Read more »

Review - The A-Team (***1/2)

The A-Team.  117 mins.  PG-13.  Directed by Joe Carnahan.  Written by Joe Carnahan & Brian Bloom and Skip Woods.  Starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Sharlto Copley, Jessica Biel, and Patrick Wilson. I know I watched The A-Team on television as a child, but for the life of me, I can’t really remember... Read more »

New Movie Reviews: Greek, Killers, Marmaduke, Splice

I saw four movies this weekend, and, unfortunately, do not have the time to write up full reviews of each of them so let’s knock ’em out in one fell swoop.  Enjoy!   Get Him to the Greek (**1/2) This spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall is fun enough I guess, but nowhere near as great as the... Read more »

Review - Sex and the City 2 (**1/2)

Sex and the City 2.  147 mins.  R.  Written and Directed by Michael Patrick King.  Starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, John Corbett, and Chris Noth.   I went into this movie with claws out, ready to hate it.  And often times, I came close.  There’s no word to describe it... Read more »

Review - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (*1/2)

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.  116 mins.  PG-13.  Directed by Mike Newell.  Written by Boaz Yakin and Doug Miro & Carlo Bernard.  Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, and Alfred Molina. Prince of Persia finds producerJerry Bruckheimer trying to mine the same formula that made Pirates of the Caribbean such an all-audience smash hit back... Read more »