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Wartime fairytale yields magic

The Book Thief  ★★★ (2013, Directed by Brian Percival) A beautiful, fairy tale infused horror story of war. Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer and Sophie Nelisse. Written by Michael Petroni An historical, war drama. 2hr 11mins. PG, but does contain violence. When it comes to movies about WWII, none are more bleak or more […]

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No country for tender children

Ender’s Game ★★★ (Directed by Gavin Hood, 2013) A tense, cruel game of total annihilation that doesn’t shine a very rosy light on human nature. Starring: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley and Viola Davis. Written and directed by Gavin Hood based on the novel by Orson Scott Card. Adventure, science fiction. 1hr 54mins. M […]

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Go-faster snail puts foot down

3SR: A zippy little film about never giving up on your dreams is a holiday must for the kids. Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, Samuel L. Jackson, Snoop Dogg and Michelle Rodriguez. Directed by David Soren Written by Darren Lemke, Robert D. Siegel and David Soren Animated, comedy, family, kids. 1hr 36mins. Rated […]

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Brassy caper on the shallow side

3SR: Now You See Me escapes mediocrity with some deft slight of hand and excellent misdirection by a stellar cast. Now You See Me Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Melanie Laurent and Dave Franco. Directed by Louis Leterrier. Written by Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin and Edward Ricourt. Thriller, 1hr 55mins. Rated […]

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