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Hereafter = D- Nobody tell Clint Eastwood his movie about death sucks. It may kill him. Red = B AARP-sponsored carnage, with added Malkovich. Never Let Me Go = A Does watching a movie about how depressing it is that life is so short count as irony? ON DVD Scott Pilgrim vs the World = B+ Whoa, these hipsters know kung fu! Secretariat = F If the dialogue doesn’t kill you, you’ll kill yourself. Worst of the...


Report Card for October 21, 2010

Easy A = A- Emma Stone more than makes the grade … she makes me swoon. •(READER RECOMMENDS ON DVD) Human Centipedee = B- Just the plot makes me queasy. Look it up for yourself…but don’t do it at work. •Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole = C+ Hey kids, want to fear death by bird? •Secretariat = F If the dialogue doesn’t kill you, you’ll kill yourself. Worst of the year. •The Social Network...


Poke of Genius

The Social Network shows smarties suck Whether owed to a ritual goat sacrifice or a cauldron-cooked potion, mastery of the dark arts is the only way Aaron Sorkin’s script about an insufferable prick compelled by hubris and hormones to create a website out of spite could sizzle like an unpoked hotdog in the microwave. Although The Social Network is surfing atop a hyperbole tsunami that’s included Citizen Kane...


 

The Wolfpack

A fascinating documentary about a family locked away by their father who use film to escape.

GRADE
A-

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Dope

A truly original indie comedy thriller with brains and heart. What more do you need, people?

GRADE
A

Inside Out

Inside the head of an 11-year-old girl controlled by her emotions. It's not quite as terrifying as that sounds.

GRADE
B-

Tomorrowland

Because no one should see it, maybe it should be called Neverland.

GRADE
D

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Jurassic World

As it turns out, it's STILL a bad idea to have a theme park with dinosaurs.

GRADE
B+

On DVD

Chappie

A cliched Robocop riff stuffed with an insane South African rave-rap band.

GRADE
C

Spy

An action-comedy that's one bad recurring joke away from darn good!

GRADE
B

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