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Andy’s Weekend Wide Movie Guide

If you were one of the 42 million viewers of last Sunday’s three hour and 35 minutes Oscar telecast, then aside from enduring a schizophrenic show with way too much CHICAGO, you saw the love poured out to ARGO (best picture, best adapted screenplay, best film editing), LES MISERABLES (best supporting actress, best makeup and hairstyling, best sound mixing), LINCOLN (best actor, best production design), and SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (best actress). The best news? If you haven’t seen any of

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SAFE HAVEN a Schmaltzy Tall Tale of Second Chances

SAFE HAVEN, the new movie from the King of Schmaltz, Nicholas Sparks, is assuredly going to get dumped on by the majority of movie critics (it’s holding at 12% fresh as of this writing, about five percent lower than its Valentine’s Day rival, A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD), but honestly, I’m not sure why. It’s not Oscar contender by any means, but it’s not trying to be anything more or less than a easy-to-swallow, pretty-to-look at movie chock full

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EVIL DEAD Remake Redband Trailer Touts Tons of Gore

I watched, for the first time, Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult classic horror movie, THE EVIL DEAD, on Netflix last month and I wasn’t impressed. I don’t know what all the fuss is about. It’s silly and unspectacular. Fans can clamor about it’s low-budget and doing more with less, but I’m not buying it. Crappy acting and directing is the same whether someone spends $350,000 or $250 million. Frankly, I’m not surprised. With the exception of SPIDER-MAN and SPIDER-MAN 2 (and

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Screw You Hollywood: Halo 4 Forward Unto Dawn Web Series Laments What Might Have Been

Not to be Debbie Downer, but there is no way in hell a Halo movie will ever be made. If by some miracle the new Halo trilogy – starting with the release of Halo 4 this November – overpowers the Call of Duty behemoth and the Master Chief saga finds its mojo once more, then maybe, just maybe, we might see a Halo movie in the future. But I doubt it. Microsoft and Hollywood had it’s chance when the Halo

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Full-Length Zero Dark Thirty Trailer a Testimony to Awesome and Awards!

Zero Dark Thirty, in a word, looks awesome. The Hurt Locker, Kathryn Bigelow’s last movie, was, in my opinion, a perfect film. This follow-up, a slice of cinematic heaven detailing the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind 9/11, is assuredly as good, if not better. I’m saying that right now, having only seen the trailer. I trust Bigelow like I trust Christopher Nolan. Like I trust Pixar. Like I don’t trust George Lucas. This movie is going

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Foxx, DiCaprio and Waltz Look Like Oscar Triple Threat in New Django Unchained Trailer

If you’ve seen any of Quentin Tarantino’s movies – Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill (Vol 1 &2) and Inglorious Basterds – then you know when you plant your butt in front of the big screen, you’re in for a methodical celebration of cinema and creativity, punctuated by crisp storytelling and marvelous dialogue. Tarantino is a master, easily one of the greatest working directors today (and probably one of the greatest of all-time), and after tackling the genres of crime,

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Hobbit Poster Seems More Disney than Middle Earth

I’m not saying The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is going to suck. I’m not. It’s impossible for me not to put my faith in Peter Jackson, who, arguably, has never made a terrible movie. From The Lord of The Rings Trilogy to King Kong to The Lovely Bones, Jackson’s resume is stellar. I trust him completely. With that out of the way, is it just me or does this poster seem really Disney-ish and Muppety? I’m all for humor, but

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The Silver Linings Playbook Trailer Makes Me Smile

I love Bradley Cooper (The Words) and Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), but what sold me on this movie (aside from the sweet trailer music by The Lumineers “Ho Hey”), was this line from Bradley Cooper’s character, Pat Solitano, “This is what I believe to be true: You have to do everything you can, and if you stay positive you have a shot at a silver lining.” How awesome is that statment? Isn’t that what everyone hopes and dreams about?

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Movie Review: Pitch Perfect Another Comedy with Strong, Funny and Unapologetic Women

GRADE: B On the surface, Pitch Perfect looks like Glee: The Movie, or, more generically, another low-budget, low-IQ teenage-driven comedy most assuredly packed with booze, sex and enough innuendo and euphemisms its bloated PG-13 rating can hold. At least that’s what my mind first thought when I saw the synopsis and the poster (which, ironically, tends to look like the poster for 2011’s Bridesmaids). However, after watching the trailer, while still skeptical, I had high hopes. Maybe, just maybe, Pitch

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