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[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

I finally got a chance to check out the new film Get Low starring Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, & Bill Murray. I went back and read my trailer review afterwards, and I think the trailer did give a really good idea of what to expect. However, this film did surprise me in a lot of ways and it is probably the best movie I’ve seen in theaters since Inception. Let’s take a look. (more…)

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[Author: Danny Moltrasi]

Lee Unkrich, 2010 / “You got a friend in me.”

Toy Story 3 is the latest film to be produced by the masters at Pixar Studios, and although Toy Story 3 s not up to the standards of their previous works such as Up and Wall:E, it still maintains the high standards that has come to be expected for them. It is funny, sad, and an amazing effort that deals with mature themes while keeping them extremely family friendly. To start with, the short film, Day and Night, is a cute adventure that tells of two animated drawings that reasonable ghost-like characters on a black background, with one showing day-time images in its profile, and the other showing night. They go around showing the contrasting images, and the everyday sounds of each setting providing a humours soundtrack (for example, in Las Vegas). This simple use of sound and basic image gives these two simple images personality, and is in my opinion the best of Pixars short films. (more…)

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Trailer Review:
[Author: Alex Miller]

Focus features has released some very good films, and at this point I’m at least curious about anything they put out.  This new trailer for “It’s Kind of a Funny Story” makes me expect one of those awkward teenager coming-of-age movies. You know the one.  The new guy in school (or in this case a mental clinic) meets everyone, tries to fit in, and gets the hott girl he has no business getting.  Personally, I have no problem with these types of movies.  Not every film has to be the next Citizen Kane to be enjoyable.  This reminds me of like an artsy-teenage comedy version of  “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.  Zach Galifianakis is a pretty funny guy and I’m glad to see he’s branching out (at least a little).  I think this looks like a great movie to go see on a date.  It seems enjoyable, predictable, and hopefully it’s funny.  It is also (loosely) based on a book by the same name.  So that at least seems promising to me.  I’m interested, but not that interested.  I’ll put this one in the solid-rental category until I find out more about it.

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[Author: Alex Miller]

No this isn’t VH1’s I Love the 80’s! This is our list of the Top-5 80’s Kid’s Movies! We’ll take a look at each one and give you some fun facts about them you may not have been aware of! Click the jump for the full list and let us know in the comments what your favorite 80’s kids movie is! (more…)