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How to make Harry Potter Wands

Unless you’ve been in solitary confinement in Azkaban for the past few months, you know that we are mere hours away from the release of  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. At my house we are counting down the minutes until the magical moment. (It’s no secret that I have some Harry Potter fanatics in my family. You can check out the party we had a few summers ago to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince here.) Anyway, we found a fabulous craft to keep ourselves occupied, and to help us while away the hours until the big event at 12:01 on Thursday night. (Unless of course you’re lucky enough to be me this week. I get to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part … 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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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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The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 movie review by Kate

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse 2010 movie review by Kate. Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence, and some sensuality Genre: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Drama Starring: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene Director: David Slade Plot: As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, Bella once again finds herself… As Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge, … Read entire article »

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Toy Story 3 (2010) – movie review by Kate

Toy Story 3 (2010) Movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: G Genre: Children’s Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles Director: Lee Unkrich Plot: Woody, Buzz and the whole gang are back. As their owner Andy prepares to depart for college, his loyal toys find themselves in daycare where untamed tots with their sticky little fingers do not play nice. So, it’s all for one and one for all as they join Barbie’s counterpart Ken, a thespian hedgehog named Mr. Pricklepants and a pink, strawberry-scented teddy bear called Lots-o’-Huggin’ Bear to plan their great escape.  Walt Disney Studios Running Time: 1:43 Kate says -4 stars “We’ve loved these toys for 15 years now, Woody, Buzz and the gang.  We know them. We know their personalities and quirks.  We are connected to them. … Read entire article »

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Killers (2010) – movie review by Kate

Killers (2010) – movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG-13 for violent action, sexual material and language. Genre: Action/Adventure Starring: Katherine Heigl, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Selleck, Catherine O’Hara Director: Robert Luketic Plot: Trying to recover from a sudden break-up, Jen Kornfeldt (Katherine Heigl) believes she’ll never fall in love again. But when she reluctantly joins her parents on a trip to the French Riviera, Jen happens to meet the man of her dreams, the dashing, handsome Spencer Aimes (Ashton Kutcher). Three years later, her seemingly impossible wish has come true: she and Spencer are newlyweds living the ideal suburban life – that is, until the morning after Spencer’s 30th birthday when bullets start flying. Literally. It turns out Spencer never bothered to tell Jen he’s also an international super-spy, and now Jen’s perfect … 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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Iron Man 2 (2010) – movie review by Kate

Iron Man 2 (2010) movie review by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG-13  for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence, and some language. Genre: Action/Adventure Plot: Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster film based on the legendary Marvel Super Hero “Iron Man,” reuniting director Jon Favreau and… Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment present the highly anticipated sequel to the blockbuster film based on the legendary Marvel Super Hero “Iron Man,” reuniting director Jon Favreau and Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr. In “Iron Man 2,” the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure … 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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Date Night – movie review by Kate

Date Night – movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG-13 for sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and a drug reference Genre: Action/Adventure Plot: Action-comedy maestro Shawn Levy, the director of the blockbuster “Night at the Museum” franchise, teams up with two of the comedy world’s biggest talents, Steve Carrell (“The 40 Year Old Virgin,”… Action-comedy maestro Shawn Levy, the director of the blockbuster “Night at the Museum” franchise, teams up with two of the comedy world’s biggest talents, Steve Carrell (“The 40 Year Old Virgin,” “The Office”) and Tina Fey (“Baby Mama,” “30 Rock,” “SNL”) for an adventure that turns a run-of-the-mill married couple’s date upside down — … Read entire article »

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Clash of the Titans – movie review by Kate

Clash of the Titans – movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG-13 for fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief sensuality. Genre: Action/adventure Plot: In Clash of the Titans, the ultimate struggle for power pits men against kings and kings against gods. But the war between the gods themselves could destroy the world. Born of a god but raised as a man, Perseus (Sam Worthington) is helpless to save his family from Hades (Ralph Fiennes), vengeful god of the underworld. With nothing left to lose, Perseus volunteers to lead a dangerous mission to defeat Hades before he can seize power from Zeus (Liam Neeson) and unleash hell on earth. Leading a daring band of warriors, Perseus sets off on a perilous journey deep into forbidden worlds. Battling unholy demons … Read entire article »

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid – Movie review by Kate

Diary of a Wimpy kid – Movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG for some rude humor and language. Genre: Children/family Plot: Meet the kid who made “wimpy” cool, in a family comedy motion picture based on the best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, the first in a series that has thus far sold… Meet the kid who made “wimpy” cool, in a family comedy motion picture based on the best-selling illustrated novel Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, the first in a series that has thus far sold 28 million books. DIARY OF A WIMPY … Read entire article »

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The Bounty Hunter – Movie review by Kate

The Bounty Hunter – Movie reviews by Kate Reel reviews for real people Rating: PG 13 for sexual content, suggestive language and violence Genre: Action/adventure Starring: Gerard Butler, Jennifer Aniston, Christine Baranski, Jason Sudeikis Director: Andy Tennant Plot: Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler), a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly (Jennifer Aniston). He thinks all that’s ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simply with him and Nicole. The exes continually one-up each other – until they find themselves on the run for their lives. They thought their promise to love, honor and obey was tough – staying alive is going to … Read entire article »

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