Film Review: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

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SYNOPSIS: When a street magician’s stunts begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage on their act – and their friendship – by staging their own daring stunt. REVIEW: Magic seems to be a genre focal point this time of year with the recent “Now you See Me” arriving at box offices and a smattering of “magic” titled releases on their way. The film “The Incredible … Continue reading

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Film Review: Big Fish (2003)

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SYNOPSIS: A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life. REVIEW: Tim Burton has a knack for creating compelling films. Big Fish” takes something as simple as a metaphor “the fish that got away” and gives life to a feature full of fantasy, comedy and quirky “fish tales”. The film was noted as being based on a 1998 novel of the same name by … Continue reading

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Film Review: Barton Fink (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer’s block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task. REVIEW: From the often intricate minds of the Coen Brothers comes another darkly ambiguous film that will … Continue reading

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Film Review: Hotel Transylvania (2012)

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SYNOPSIS: Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count’s teen-aged daughter. REVIEW: As we get closer to Oct. 31st & our favorite holiday, we get a few more horror films released into theaters for our entertainment. Most are not for children but this year they get a ghoulish treat from Sony Pictures called “Hotel Transylvania” and after … Continue reading

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Film Review: Monsters, Inc. (2001)

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SYNOPSIS: “James P. Sullivan and Mike Wazowski pick up their paychecks at Monsters Incorporated, the utility company that generates energy from the goose bumps of children. Sulley, the Number One scream-generator at the plant accidentally lets in a little girl into the monster world. Since monsters are actually terrified of children it’s a major cause for alarm and a major headache for Sulley and Mike.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: Every kid knows there are monsters. Whether … Continue reading

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