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The Green Hornet (2011) – movie review by Kate

The Green Hornet (2011) Reel reviews for real people Plot: Driven by the murder of a close friend and the realization that his media empire is infested with ruthless heroin smugglers, Britt Reid, aka the Green Hornet and his human weapon Kato jump into action on a heart-pounding quest to rid the city of this mob once and for all. Rating: PG-13  for sequences of violent action, language, sensuality and drug content Genre: Action/Adventure Starring: Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz Director: Michel Gondry Running time: 1:48 Kate says – Well, folks, I’m on vacation at Disneyland at the moment so I haven’t screened The Green Hornet yet. I’ve collected a variety of reviews to help you decide whether this one is worth your while. Ebert says – 1 star “The Green Hornet” is an … Read entire article »

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The King’s Speech – movie review by Kate

The King’s Speech Reel reviews for real people Plot: After the death of his father King George V (Michael Gambon) and the scandalous abdication of King Edward VIII (Guy Pearce), Bertie (Colin Firth) who has suffered from a debilitating speech impediment all his life, is suddenly crowned King George VI of England. With his country on the brink of war and in desperate need of a leader, his wife, Elizabeth (Helena Bonham Carter), the future Queen Mother, arranges for her husband to see an eccentric speech therapist, Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush). After a rough start, the two delve into an unorthodox course of treatment and eventually form an unbreakable bond. With the support of Logue, his family, his government and Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall), the King will overcome his stammer and deliver … Read entire article »

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – (2010)
movie review by Kate

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 – (2010) Reel reviews for real people Plot: In this seventh and final installment of the beloved Harry Potter series, Harry faces new troubles; he must collect all of the Horcruxes that the evil Lord Voldemort has left behind. He has no idea where these are and he has to destroy them all, even without the faintest idea how to do so. (Rotten Tomatoes) Rating: PG-13  for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy Starring: Daniel Radcliff, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane Director: David Yates Running Time: 2:30 Kate says -3 stars “Here’s the thing about trying to review a movie so anticipated/monumental/beloved/era-defining as Harry Potter and … Read entire article »

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Megamind (2010)- movie review by Kate

Megamind (2010) Reel reviews for real people “Good receives all the praise and adulation. Evil is sent for quiet time in the corner.” Plot: Megamind is the most brilliant super-villain the world has ever known… and the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt has been a colossal failure, thanks to the caped superhero known as “Metro Man,” until the day Megamind actually defeats him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, the fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world’s biggest “mind” actually be the one to save the day? (Rotten Tomatoes) Rating: PG  for action and some language Genre: Action & Adventure, … Read entire article »

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Kate’s Escapades – Improv Everywhere

Improv Everywhere Have you heard of this group? Because if you haven’t, you’re in for a great treat today. “Improv Everywhere causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents. The group is based in New York City.” ~Improv Everywhere I first discovered Improv Everywhere (IE) when my oldest daughter showed me one of their videos on YouTube. I immediately feel in love with this zany group and spent waaaay too much time the rest of that day watching videos of other missions. Let’s just say we may have had cereal for dinner that night. Take a look at their one of their most popular missions. Words won’t do … Read entire article »

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Life as We Know It 2010 – movie review by Kate

Life as We Know It 2010 Reel reviews for real people Plot: Holly Berenson (Heigl) is an up-and-coming caterer and Eric Messer (Duhamel) is a promising network sports director. After a disastrous first date, the only thing they have in common is their dislike for each other and their love for their goddaughter, Sophie. However, when they suddenly become all Sophie has in the world after she loses her parents, Holly and Eric are forced to put their differences aside. Juggling career ambitions and competing social calendars, they’ll have to find some common ground while living under one roof. Rating: PG-13 for sexual material, language and some drug content Genre: Romantic comedy Starring: Katherine Heigl, Josh Duhamel, Josh Lucas, Jean Smart, Christina Hendricks, Melissa McCarthy Director: Greg Berlanti Running time: 1:52 Kate says -2 1/2 … Read entire article »

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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2010 – movie review by Kate

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2010 – movie review by Kate

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps 2010 Reel reviews for real people Plot: As the global economy teeters on the brink of disaster, a young Wall Street trader partners with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming doom, and to find out who was responsible for the death of the young trader’s mentor. (Rotten Tomatoes) Rating: PG-13for brief strong language and thematic elements Genre: Drama Starring: Michael Douglas, … Read entire article »

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The American (2010) – movie review by Kate

The American (2010) – movie review by Kate

The American (2010) Reel reviews for real people. Plot: Academy Award winner George Clooney stars in the title role of this suspense thriller. As an assassin, Jack (played by Mr. Clooney) is constantly on the move and always alone. After a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, Jack retreats to the Italian countryside. He relishes being away from death for a spell as he holes up in a small medieval town. … Read entire article »

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Going the Distance (2010) movie review by Kate

Going the Distance (2010) movie review by Kate

Going the Distance 2010 Reel reviews for real people Plot: Erin’s (Drew Barrymore) wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single Garrett (Justin Long) over beer, bar trivia and breakfast the next… Erin’s (Drew Barrymore) wry wit and unfiltered frankness charm newly single Garrett (Justin Long) over beer, bar trivia and breakfast the next morning. Their chemistry sparks a full-fledged summer fling, but neither expects it to last once Erin heads home to San Francisco and … Read entire article »

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) – movie review by Kate

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) – movie review by Kate

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Reel reviews for real people Plot: Everything is totally sweet. Scott Pilgrim’s life is so awesome. He’s 23 years old, in a rock band, “between jobs,” and dating a cute high school girl. Everything’s fantastic until a seriously mind-blowing, dangerously fashionable, roller blading delivery girl named Ramona Flowers starts cruising through his dreams and sailing by him at parties. But the path to Ms. Flowers isn’t covered in rose petals. Ramona’s … Read entire article »

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Eat Pray Love 2010 – movie review by Kate

Eat Pray Love 2010 – movie review by Kate

Eat Pray Love 2010 Reel reviews for real people Plot: While trying to get pregnant, a happily married woman realizes her life needs to go in a different direction, and after a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey. Based on the memoir by Elizabeth Gilbert. Rating: PG-13  for brief strong language, some sexual references and rear nudity (male) Genre: Drama Starring: Julia Roberts, … Read entire article »

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Dinner for Schmucks 2010 – movie review by Kate

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 – movie review by Kate

Dinner for Schmucks 2010 “Reel reviews for real people” Plot – Tim (Rudd) is a rising executive who succeeds in finding the “perfect” guest, IRS employee Barry (Carell), for his boss’s monthly event, a so called “dinner for idiots,” which offers certain advantages to the exec who shows up with the biggest buffoon. (dinner for schmucks.com) Rating: PG-13 for sequences of crude and sexual content, some partial nudity and Genre: Comedy Starring: Steve Carell, … Read entire article »

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Salt (2010) – movie review by Kate

Salt 2010 movie reviews Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense Starring: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Andre Braugher Director: Phillip Noyce Running time: 1:39 Plot: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested when a defector accuses her of being a Russian spy. Salt goes on the run, using all her skills and years of experience as a covert operative to elude … Read entire article »

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Inception (2010) movie review by Kate

Inception (2010) Movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy Staring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard Director: Christopher Nolan Running time: 2:28 Plot: In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a single idea within one’s mind can be the most dangerous weapon or… In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, … Read entire article »

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Despicable Me (2010) movie review by Kate

Despicable Me (2010) Movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG  for rude humor and mild action Genre: Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family Running time: 1:35 Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig Director: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud Plot: In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home … Read entire article »

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