Monthly Archives: October 2012

Movie Review: CLOUD ATLAS

Release date: October 26, 2012 Written and Directed by: Lana Wachowski & Tom Tykwer & Andy Wachowski Based on the novel by: David Mitchell Cast: Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James … Continue reading

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Movie Review: CHASING MAVERICKS

Release date: October 26, 2012 Directed by: Curtis Hanson and Michael Apted Screenplay by: Kario Salem Cast: Gerard Butler, Jonny Weston, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer, Leven Rambin Rating: PG; Running Time: 116 minutes Yet another surfing film in which the waves … Continue reading

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Movie Review: THE SESSIONS

Release date: October 19, 2012 (ltd.); wider release November 2, 2012 Written and Directed by: Ben Lewin Cast: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, William H. Macy, Moon Bloodgood, Annika Marks Rating: R; Running Time: 95 minutes It’s no wonder that The Sessions … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ALEX CROSS

Release date: October 19, 2012 Directed by: Rob Cohen Screenplay by: Marc Moss and Kerry Williamson Cast: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Edward Burns, Rachel Nichols, Jean Reno Rating: PG-13; Running Time: 101 minutes A reboot? For the likes of Detective Alex … Continue reading

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Movie Review: SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS

Filmmaker Martin McDonagh possesses a rare talent for ushering black comedy to a particularly bitter end, luring his audience into effusive laughter all along the bullet-ridden way. His prior 2009 feature In Bruges (Oscar-nominated for Best Screenplay) acts as a … Continue reading

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Movie Review: HERE COMES THE BOOM

Release date: October 12, 2012 Directed by: Frank Coraci Written by: Allan Loeb & Kevin James, Rock Reuben Cast: Kevin James, Salma Hayek, Henry Winkler Rating: R; Running Time: 105 minutes For a comedy looking at the concept of never giving … Continue reading

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Movie Review: ARGO

Release date: October 12, 2012 Directed by: Ben Affleck Screenplay by: Chris Terrio Cast: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber Rating: R; Running Time: 120 minutes Though well-intentioned, it seems that the rescue film Argo could use … Continue reading

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Movie Review: FRANKENWEENIE

Release date: October 5, 2012 Directed by: Tim Burton Screenplay by: John August Story by: Tim Burton, Leonard Ripps Cast: Catherine O’Hara, Martin Short, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Winona Ryder, Robert Capron, Conchata Ferrell, James Hiroyuki Liao Rating: … Continue reading

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Movie Review: THE PAPERBOY

Release date: October 5, 2012 Directed by: Lee Daniels Written by: Peter Dexter Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, Nicole Kidman, John Cusack, David Oyelowo, Macy Gray, Scott Glenn Running Time: 107 minutes It’s not just the Florida swamp that’s overheated. With … Continue reading

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Movie Review: TAKEN 2

Release date: October 5, 2012 Directed by: Olivier Megaton Screenplay by: Luc Besson & Robert Mark Kamen Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen Rating: PG-13; Running Time: 91 minutes Some films simply don’t require a sequel: Bucky Larson, Jack and … Continue reading

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