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Review of “Blades Of Glory” (2007) PG-13 93min HD-DVD

April 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Yet another sport farce comedy with Will Ferrel and Jon Heder. Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck.
The plot: Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder of Napoleon Dynamite and The Benchwarmers, he also did a lot of voice overs, such as in Monster House, Robot [...]

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Tags: Action · Comedy · DVD · Movies · Romance · Sports Films · USA

Review of “Martian Child” (2007) PG 108min

February 12th, 2008 · No Comments

This is a feel-good drama starring Hollywood sweethearts John Cusack and Amanda Pete based on a novel “Martian Child” by David Gerrold.
The plot: a widowed science fiction writer, who writes about Mars, decides to adopt a child. He picks a 6-year old who [...]

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Review of “Juno” (2007) PG-13 92min

December 16th, 2007 · 4 Comments

*** WARNING: This review contains spoilers. ***
This is a funny, witty and sweet comedy from director of Thank you for smoking Jason Reitman and 29-year-old writer Diablo Cody.
The plot: Juno McGuff (Ellen Page) is a Mid-Western girl in high-school. One day she decided [...]

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Tags: Comedy · Drama · Movies · Romance

Running With Scissors (2006) R 120min

November 14th, 2007 · No Comments

This all-star cast movie is based on Augusten Burroughs’s best-selling novel memoir.
The plot: Augusten Burroughs (Jack Kaeding -> Joseph Cross) was growing up in a dysfunctional family, with alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and mentally unstable mother (Annette Bening) with her delusions of grandeur. As a boy [...]

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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Dark comedy · Drama · Movies

The Italian (2005)

September 26th, 2007 · No Comments

An Italian family wants to adopt a child from a Russian orphanage, and six-year-old Vanya (Kolya Spiridonov) is their pick. Which is why kids at the orphanage immediately gave him name “Italianets” (The Italian). The couple is very nice, but Vanya is yearning for [...]

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Tags: DVD · Drama · Foreign · Movies · Russia