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“Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Movie Review

 (tense, frightening, realistic) — — James Franco (as Will Rodman) is a brilliant scientist testing the effects of a drug he has developed to, hopefully, cure Alzheimer’s.   The mission is personal since his father (the brilliant John Lithgow as Charles Rodman) has that disease. Franco’s latest breakthru is a chimp named “Bright Eyes”.  But something goes horribly wrong and Bright

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“Captain America” Movie Review

“Captain America” Movie Review (Exciting, Engaging) Chris Evans (Steve Rogers / Captain America) is a skinny, small, sickly young man trying to enlist in the Army to help his country during WWII.  Unfortunately, he is 4F.  But he never gives up. Eventually, Stanley Tucci (Dr. Abraham Erskine) happens upon Rogers and gives him 1A status based simply on his desire.

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“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” Movie Review

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” Movie Review (exciting end to a magical series) Update 1/14/2016: Today we lost Alan Rickman….Snape.  You are terribly missed. Even though we knew what would be happening, it was magical to see the vision on the big screen.  They made some changes from the book, but, it was all good. Harry, Hermione,

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“Hitch” Movie Review

“Hitch” Movie Review (wholesome, heartwarming, fun) We pulled out an old DVD….I had forgotten how good this 2005 movie was… All you need is the confidence to approach the one you like.  Hitch can help. Will Smith (Alex “Hitch” Hitchens), Kevin James (Albert Brennaman), Eva Mendes (Sara Meles) and Amber Valletta (Allegra Cole) are terrific. Good for the whole family.

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“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” Movie Review

“X-Men Origins: Wolverine” Movie Review  (AWESOME!) We are all caught up (it only took us, what, 10 years?) after watching “Wolverine” on Blu-Ray this weekend. Simply put, this is the story of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and his brother Victor Creed (Liev Schreiber)  starting when they were kids then fighting in several wars (Civil, WWI, WWII, and as Mercenaries) and finally

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“Bad Teacher” Movie Review

“Bad Teacher” Movie Review  (Cameron Diaz, Cameron Diaz, Cameron Diaz) “Bad Teacher” is a better movie than the trailer suggests. Cameron Diaz (as Elizabeth Halsey) is shallow.  The only men who interest her are rich, and she thinks that increasing the size of her boobs will help her attract those men. As the movie opens, she is leaving her teaching job to marry

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