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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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Super 8 – Movie Review by Kate

Super 8 Reel reviews for real people Plot: In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth – something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined. ~Paramount Rating: PG 13 for intense scenes of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use Starring: Joel Courtney,Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Zach Mills, Gabriel Basson, Ryan Lee, and Amanda Michalka Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy Director: J.J. Abrams Producer: Steven Spielberg Running time: 1:51 Kate says – 3 1/2 stars ” Super 8 … 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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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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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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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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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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