Happy Feet 2 Review: A Squeaky Sequel

In this second installment of the Happy Feet franchise, Mumble (voiced by Elijah Wood) has own child this time around, and just like his younger self, his son Erik (Elizabeth Daily, who voiced the young Mumble in the first film) has problems of his own, too. In the first Happy Feet, Mumble was the outcast who couldn’t sing like everyone else. In Happy Feet 2, Mumble’s son Erik is the outcast who doesn’t have, well, happy feet. Being different is the primary theme of the film. We see that through Erik who lacks the gusto to get out in front…

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The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 1 Review: Bella’s Belly Goes Bust

I hosted the advanced screening of The Twilight Sage Breaking Dawn Part 1 in our city last night and it was great. I mean the hosting part was great – the catering, the giveaways, the screaming Edward (Robert Pattinson) & Jacob (Taylor Lautner) fans – but the movie was a total bore. I’ve seen all of the Twilight movies, and so far, Eclipse has eclipsed them all. But then again, maybe I shouldn’t judge this latest installment too harshly since it’s supposed to be only “one-half” of the whole movie. When the last two of the Harry Potter movies came…

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Immortals Review: The Gods Get Off Their Golden Highchairs to Kick Ass

“Immortals” makes the Swords & Sandals Epics great once again. Have you noticed that in between every standout film about the Romans, or the Greeks, or the Spartans, and/or the Gods, there’s an awful movie in the middle? Maybe the Gods don’t want to spoil us. Gladiator was a classic. Then came Troy. That was a bomb. After Troy came Alexander. I fell asleep through that movie. Finally, the Heavens blessed us with an action-packed, stylized blood fest that was 300. Unfortunately, Clash of the Titans comes along and messes up what could’ve been a double whammy of great epic…

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In Time Review: Great Acting With A Retro Feel

“In Time” brings on a future that reminds us of the past and Justin Timberlake solidly places himself as a very capable action star. The premise set by Andrew Niccol is simple: Time is the new money in this future. People are born with 25 years to live. Once they turn 25, they are given one year extra and it is up to them to get more “time.” Each person has a time clock embedded into their arm that tells them how much time they have left. This time can be given away or traded for things like food or…

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Margin Call Review: About Money, Worth the Money

Back in 2008, America’s financial industry collapsed, resulting in an economic crisis that still lingers with us today, and is only surpassed by the stock market crash back in 1929.  And that’s pretty much what the average Joe knows about that.  Well, almost. Margin Call covers a span of about 24 hours  at an investment firm in the opening stages of the 2008 financial crisis.  When an entry-level analyst Peter (Zachary Quinto) discovers that the firm’s bottom line is about to hit rock bottom, a entangling thriller of a roller coaster ride ensues as the firm’s head honchos make drastic…

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