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The Difference Between a Good Movie and an Important One: The Butler

By Bertramhoftiezer(view all posts by Bertramhoftiezer)
at 11:16 AM Sunday 18 August, 2013
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Kim Kardashian sekstape Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Join the Nation's Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Movie poster artist Drew Struzan gets the doc treatment Whitney Matheson, USA TODAY 10:42 a.m. EDT August 16, 2013 A new documentary examines the career of artist Drew Struzan. (Photo: SHARE 80 CONNECT 21 TWEET COMMENTEMAILMORE When I look at a Drew Struzan poster, I'm immediately transported to my childhood. Struzan is the artist behind some of the most iconic hand-painted movie posters of all time, from the Star Wars franchise to the Back to the Future movies to the Indiana Jones films. (He also did The Goonies, the Harry Potter movies, E.T., Hook ...
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Movie review: Kim Kardashian painted silver 'Kick-Ass 2' aims high but falls short

Those "names" include Robin Williams (as Dwight D. Eisenhower), James Marsden (as John F. Kennedy), Liev Schreiber (as Lyndon B. Johnson), John Cusack (as Richard Nixon), and Alan Rickman (as Ronald Regan). None deliver particularly convincing performances (though Rickman's perma-wince of constipation is dead-on), but all serve as reminders that Hollywood history is just as white-male dominated as U.S. history. Daniels' explanation of their casting serves to remind that it still is.
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Film Info: PG-13: Sensuality. Area theaters. The missed opportunities in Austenland are more numerous than dowry-less sourpusses at a ball in a Jane Austen novel. Which is a shame. While this chintzy-looking romantic comedy thinks just a few sight gags are enough, a sneakier satire would have gone further. But Kim Kardashians boobs that alternate Austenland Kim Kardashian store would need to be less square than this one, directed by Napoleon Dynamite co-writer Jerusha Hess and produced by Twilight doyenne Stephenie Meyer.
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Movie Review: Lee Daniels' The Butler

Jim Carrey, left and Aaron Taylor-Johnson star in "Kick-Ass 2." (Daniel Smith / Universal) Also By Mark Olsen August 14, 2013, 4:00 p.m. As this year's cycle of summertime movie-time disaster and destruction winds down, the time seems ripe for a film to ponder just what we want from all those superhero fantasies and exaggerated adventures. "Kick-Ass 2" would like to be that movie, but it's not. Just as the characters in the film are average people running around in homemade costumes calling themselves super, "Kick-Ass 2" is a lesser version of what it appears to be, an uncertain jumble rather than a true exploration of outrage, violence and identity. PHOTOS: 'Kick-Ass 2,' and a Comic-Con presentation Both the original comic and 2010 film "Kick-Ass" reveled in provocations best exemplified not by the bland title character a teenage boy masquerading as a costumed crime fighter but rather the astonishing creation of the foul-mouthed pre-adolescent dervish of pain and punishment known as Hit-Girl.
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