Pay It Forward

BB (out of 5) Horrendously cheesy film, its excellent performance by Helen Hunt swamped by directionless direction by Mimi Leder and a hackneyed screenplay. The plot follows the plight of a troubled and shy young boy (Haley Joel Osment, his first post-Academy Award nomination role) who is given an assignment at school to change the world … More Pay It Forward

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Bolt

BBB (out of 5) Charming animated film from the Disney studios whose writing isn’t quite up to the standard of its lovely animation. Bolt (John Travolta) is an adorable little pup who appears on a TV show with his human friend Penny (Miley Cyrus), the two of them starring as crime fighters aided by his … More Bolt

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Chicken Little

BB.5 (out of 5) Any animated film where a tiny animal wears adorably trendy clothing is worth at least a glance (see Stuart Little), but this lifeless tale won’t impress you much. Poor little Chicken Little (voiced by Zach Braff) feels a piece of the sky falling and causes a panic in his town, only … More Chicken Little

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The Call

BBBB (out of 5) At the other end of your 911 call is one of many operators who are deftly trained at zeroing in on your emergency and having help sent to you as quickly as possible. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a Quiet Room for when things pile up too high, these members of … More The Call

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