The Love Punch

BBBB (out of 5) A delight from start to finish, this refreshing throwback to classic comedies of remarriage isn’t as smart as Preston Sturges but is definitely as fun.  Emma Thompson, at the zenith of her fresh and funny appeal, and Pierce Brosnan, taking a wonderful jab at his own action man image, play a…

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13 Going On 30

BBBB (out of 5) It’s 1987, and 13 year-old Jenna Rink is desperate to fit in with the cool kids at school. She even goes as far as alienating her geeky best friend Matt at her birthday party in order to impress ‘in-crowd’ ringleader Lucy. When she’s sprinkled with some birthday wishing dust and announces…

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Tadpole

BB.5 (out of 5) This shallow little story made in the early stages of digital guerilla filmmaking is about a fifteen year-old Manhattanite (Aaron Stanford) returning from boarding school for Thanksgiving weekend with the intention of finally telling his beautiful stepmother (Sigourney Weaver) that he is in love with her. Weaver herself is completely unaware…

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Charlotte’s Web

BB.5 (out of 5) E.B. White’s novel, one of the most perfect books ever written for children, is given the big-screen treatment in this passable family film looking to take up where Babe left off. Wilbur is the runt of a litter of pigs who is saved from being executed by a farmer when little…

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Easy A

BBBB (out of 5) Emma Stone couldn’t be more deserving of her own film, particularly after having stolen scenes in films like Superbad and The House Bunny, and is shown off to great effect in this hilariously twisted comedy about a high school girl who wants to avoid spending the weekend with her best friend and…

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