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8.0
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How to Train Your Dragon Review

With a somewhat unwieldy title and lacking the winning Pixar association that has dominated the Oscars for a decade, Dreamworks animations latest could have been a clunker. Not only is How to Train Your Dragon the best film of the year so far, but it even eclipses the quality of last year’s duel academy award winner Up.

The latest 3D film to fly into theaters in so many weeks is also the best of its format (story-wise), making Tim Burton’s overblown misfire Alice in Wonderland look even more pitiful. “Dragon” will no doubt enamour kids while keeping parents not only awake, but also equally enthralled. Its warmth is sure to tug the hearts of anyone who has ever loved a pet and will undoubtedly draw tears from those who are so inclined.

7.6
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Crazy Heart Review

The true hallmark of a timeless performance is its ability to put leverage on an exhausted story and not only make it seem enlivened, but also like one of a kind. Jeff Bridges accomplishes that and more with his Oscar-winning role in Crazy Heart; the crux of a legendary career. The narrative drive of Crazy Heart, which is out on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday, is purely actor-centric as its extremely simplistic tale of regret and redemption could have easily sunk to the level of after-school special.  More than anything else, the film from first-time director Scott Cooper is supremely entertaining and absorbing; quite a feat for a film with bland, paint-by-number trailers.

9.0
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Zombieland Review

What’s most admirable about this most recent zombie-crushing comedy is that it knows exactly what zombies are meant for: killing. Funny, creative and most of all low-budget killing. Rookie director Ruben Fleischer and Columbia Pictures capture that essence in the quick but fun Zombieland, a post-Zombie infection apocalypse action comedy with a small cast and a whole lot of make-up-covered stunt people.

7.3
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Sherlock Holmes Review

The grandfather of the mystery genre — and film’s most adapted character — is none other than the great detective Sherlock Holmes, so if one were to apply Holmes’ own deductive reasoning skills, a modern reinvention was a matter of time. English Director Guy Ritchie (Snatch, RocknRolla) applies his witty and gritty crime thriller style to the first mainstream 21st Century version of Holmes, one that will likely appeal to a younger crowd and those less familiar with previous incarnations of the iconic sleuth.

9.3
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District 9 Review

Alien invasion stories can often seem a bit far-fetched, but making a great action movie with a compelling story for just $30 million shouldn’t. With its big box office number and Oscar nominations, maybe it will finally drive home to Hollywood that eternal message that great films come from great stories. District 9 is a sci-fi movie that takes a fantastic concept and runs with it behind committed visionaries who believe in what they’re doing.

5.5
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2012 Review

Admitably, there’s something innately satisfying about watching the hypothetical demise of the entire planet by means of natural disaster/earth crust displacement. There might even be something profound science fiction-wise lurking about in the concept of the Mayan apocalypse and the end of the world as we know it. For better or worse, 2012 is a little more interested in humanity’s gross interest in its own near-extinction aka stuff crumbles.

7.0
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Horror for Kids: Monsters vs. Aliens Review

If you have ever wondered if something was too scary to show your kid and were not sure if you should rent it or not these next few articles are for those parents who question what they can let there kid watch.  At the bottom of each review we will give an age range guide just so you know if your kid can handle this type of Horror/Monster film.

5.5
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Clash of the Titans Review

A good special-effects era mythology movie is bound to happen at some point, but we’re definitely still waiting. Clash of the Titans is merely a modern incarnation of the original that in the age of CGI monsters and impressive fight sequences plops lazily in the category of status quo, something its 1981 cult predecessor was anything but thanks to the groundbreaking stop-motion work of Ray Harryhausen.

9.0
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Clash of The Titans (1981) Review

In 1981 a great Ray Harryhausen Special Effects film film came out that was a film to behold even to the gods. Clash was a great movie for its time. It had gret actors George Hamlin, Lawrence Olivia, Burgess Meredith, and Bond Girl Ursula Andress. If you get real nit-picky with the movie, you won’t like how it compares to Greek mythology. The audience at the time was still not use to the breathtaking way Harryhausen brought the creatures to life in his films. They had never seen anything like it.

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The Office – New Leads

At times, I get extremely confused. I’ll sit in the chair in my dorm, stare at my television after a new episode of “The Office” has aired and ask myself, “What the hell happened to the show?” Harsh? Maybe a little, but as Season 6 has progressed, I’ve found it to be wildly uneven, and tonight’s episode sort of culminated in a few very funny moments and a slew of strange, out-of-character and painfully awkward moments that didn’t feel like the same show I have grown to love over the past five years.

People gave last week’s episode a lot of grief, but for me, that was a better episode than this week. Last week, we had a lot of the typical Office shenanigans, involving Dwight and Jim pranking each other, Todd Packer making his first return appearance since Season 3 and a lot of funny lines that wouldn’t feel out of place in an earlier season. However, tonight’s episode seemed to try to parody Glengarry Glen Ross TOO much, making Jim, Phyllis, Stanley and other salesmen and women in the office act so out of character that I felt they weren’t even the same people. Phyllis can be a funny character at times, but hearing her call Michael numb-nuts isn’t quite as funny coming from her. Maybe some people thought it would, but I just cringed at how odd it sounded coming from her. And Jim has stayed pretty much the same throughout the show (barring the occasional foray into co-manager territory), but tonight, it was hard to sympathize with somebody who was gloating about how much money they were making to the people making less money.

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