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Numbered Review #781: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (***)

How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a decent follow up, for an animated sequel, and kids and other fans of the original should be happy with it. In it, our former Viking nebbish Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is now the … Continue reading

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Review #777 – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (***)

It’s here; it’s finally here. As the end of a trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies doesn’t have the emotional impact that The Return of the King, but it’s still fine movie-making. The titular battle is a sweeping epic … Continue reading

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VOTE: Who will win Best Actress 2013?

Well, let’s see, you have perky Amy Adams playing down and dirty; you have terrified Sandra Bullock, who’s already won; you have reliable Cate Blanchett, who’s also already won; Dame Judi Dench, who, yep, has already won, and then you … Continue reading

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725 – Blue Jasmine (**)

A vain and shallow woman, reeling from a financial scandal that landed her husband in jail, moves from New York to San Francisco in order to reconnect with her sister and find her own way in life in Blue Jasmine, … Continue reading

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685 – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (***1/2)

A shortish book is drawn out to not one but three full-length feature films, the better to flesh out characters who need, uh, fleshing, and the better to tell every bit of the tale. This is the story of Bilbo … Continue reading

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