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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) -
Kate’s review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part ll (2011) Reel reviews for real people Plot: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts. In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here. — (C) Warner Bros Rating: PG 13 (some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images) Genre: … Read entire article »

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Thor (2011) – movie review by Kate

Thor (2011) – movie review by Kate Reel Reviews for Real People Plot: The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero.– (C) Paramount Pictures Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence) Genre: Action/Adventure Director: Kenneth Branagh Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Stellan Scarsgard, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Kat Dennings Running time: 1:55 Kate says … Read entire article »

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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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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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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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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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Knight and Day – movie review by Kate

Knight and Day Movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG-13 for sequences of action violence throughout, and brief strong language. Genre: Comedy/Action/Romance Starring: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis Director: James Mangold Plot: A fugitive couple (Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz) wages a war between truth and trust while speeding across the globe in an attempt to avoid capture by a determined federal agent (Peter Sarsgaard). Paul Dano, Viola Davis, Olivier Martinez, Maggie Grace, and Marc Blucas co-star. Running time: 1:44 Kate says – 3 stars ” Knight and Day gives us a good dose of breezy summer action movie fun. I’ll just tell you right up front, that the plot is ridiculous, but I’ll also tell you that it doesn’t really matter. The reason the whole movie works is that … Read entire article »

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010 – movie review by Kate

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 2010 movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG-13  for intense sequences of violence and action Genre: Action/Adventure Staring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley Director: Mike Newell Plot: Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films present “Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time,” an epic action-adventure set in the mystical lands of Persia. A rogue prince named Dastan (Jake Gyllenhaal) reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess Tamina (Gemma Arterton) and together, they race against dark forces to safeguard an ancient dagger capable of releasing the Sands of Time—a gift from the gods that can reverse time and allow its possessor to rule the world. Directed by Mike Newell (“Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”) with a cast that includes Sir Ben Kingsley and … Read entire article »

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The Joneses – movie review by Kate

The Joneses – movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: R Genre: Comedy Plot: If ever there was a film that was perfectly attuned to the current Zeitgeist, it would be THE JONESES. First-time writer/director Derrick Borte imbues a serious core theme– the wobbly undercurrents of a frenetic consumer culture–with humor, warmth and shots of clever, zesty fun. Borte begins the film by showing us ourselves – or at least who we often aspire to be. We meet Steve Jones (David Duchovny), his wife Kate (Demi Moore) and their children Jenn (Amber Heard) and Mick (Ben Hollingsworth) as they move into their monster home in an affluent suburb of a city somewhere in America. Friendly, confident and very good-looking, they are also loaded with the coolest, newest stuff. The Joneses are much more … Read entire article »

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Alice in Wonderland (2010) – movie review by Kate

Alice in Wonderland (2010) Movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG for fantasy action/violence involving scary images and situations, and for a smoking caterpillar. Genre: Children Plot: From Walt Disney Pictures and visionary director Tim Burton comes an epic 3-D fantasy adventure ‘Alice in Wonderland’, a magical and imaginative twist on one of the most beloved stories of all time. Nineteen year old Alice returns to Wonderland. Starring: Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham-Carter, Crispin Glover Director: Tim Burton Running time: 1:48 Kate says – 3 stars  “Ok folks, when you check out the reviews, you’ll likely find as many haters as there are lovers, for Burton’s adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. I am neither a lover, nor a hater, I’m a somewhere in betweener, with more tendencies to the lover side. Visually, wow! A … Read entire article »

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Shutter Island – Movie Review by Kate

Shutter Island – Movie Reviews by Kate Reel Reviews for real people Rating: R for disturbing violent content language and some nudity Genre: Drama Starring: Leonardo Di Caprio, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo Director: Martin Scorsese Plot: From Oscar®-winning director Martin Scorsese, “Shutter Island” is the story of two U.S. marshals, Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Chuck Aule (Mark Ruffalo), who are summoned to a remote and barren island off the coast of Massachusetts to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a murderess from the island’s fortress-like hospital for the criminally insane. –© Paramount Running Time: 2:18 Kate says – 3 1/2 stars “Shutter Island is so much more than I expected it to be. From the very opening scene, one can feel the foreboding, haunting suspense which slowly builds and unfolds. This movie feels like watching … Read entire article »

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel (2009) movie review by Kate

Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel (2009) movie reviews by Kate. Reel reviews for real people. Rating: PG for some mild rude humor Genre: Children Plot: Pop sensations Alvin, Simon and Theodore end up in the care of Dave Seville’s twenty-something nephew Toby (Levi). The boys must put aside music superstardom to return to school, and are tasked with saving the school’s music program by winning the $25,000 prize in a battle of the bands. But the Chipmunks unexpectedly meet their match in three singing chipmunks known as The Chipettes -– Brittany, Eleanor and Jeanette. Romantic and musical sparks are ignited when the Chipmunks and Chipettes square off. Written by 20th Century Fox Starring: Zachary Levi, David Cross, Jason Lee, Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, Amy Peohler, Anna Faris, Christina Applegate Director: Betty … Read entire article »

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Avatar – Movie Review by Kate

Avatar Movie Reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking. (And can Kate add here, lots and lots of scantily clad CG Na’vi natives) Genre: Action/Adventure Plot: Avatar is the story of an ex-Marine who finds himself thrust into hostilities on an alien planet filled with exotic life forms. As an Avatar, a human mind in an alien body, he finds himself torn between two worlds, in a desperate fight for his own survival and that of the indigenous people. More than ten years in the making, Avatar marks Cameron’s return to feature directing since helming 1997′s Titanic, the highest grossing film of all time and winner of eleven Oscars® including Best Picture. WETA Digital, renowned for … Read entire article »

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