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No Jet Lag Here: Up In The Air review!!!

 
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George Clooney takes his smirk to the friendly skies in Jason Reitman's excellent "Up In The Air." Clooney is Ryan Bingham, a middle-aged corporate mediator who specializes in dishing out the bad news for recently terminated employees. Our economic woes have kept Ryan rather busy, putting his people skills to the test as distraught folks try to cope with an uncertain future.

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Fido plays dead like a good boy

 
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The title isn’t the greatest, but it captures some film's sarcasm.

"Fido" is set in the ‘50s where we’ve already had and won a Zombie War. Humans have managed to survive and, with the help of Zomb Co., tamed and trained zombies as slaves and/or pets. Timmy’s family gets their hands on one such zombie. Apparently having the dead do your yard work is a status symbol. What we get from here is a boy-and-his-dog story. As such, the boy names his zombie, Fido.

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Everybody Deserves a "Humpday", But Hopefully Not With Your Best Friend!

 
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Humpday

Little boy dares and amateur porn meet in Lynn Shelton's indie comedy "Humpday." Ben (Mark Duplass) is a young married man who enjoys the picket fence life with his low-key wife Anna (Alycia Delmore). Andrew (Joshua Leonard), on the other hand, lives a "On The Road" bohemian lifestyle that takes him everywhere. Andrew drops by old buddy Ben's house unannounced after several years of not seeing each other. While both men's lives have taken different paths, their friendship seems to stay the course in spite of the time passed.

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The Deadline to write crap! Deadline review.

 
"Deadline" (2009)

Wow! “Deadline” is one of the most annoying, flat and boring movies it’s been our misfortune to watch. Let's give the synopsis in the form of a pitch meeting for this movie, shall we?

Mr. Director: Hi there, I’m Mr. Director. What I think we need to do with this film is have an actress move into a creepy cabin – people love those – and have her watch videos of some jackass who is obsessed with his girlfriend. You with me? See, although there are no dates on the videos, somehow our protagonist watches the videos in the CORRECT order. Then she starts to lose it. You know, because that's what happens to writers in cabins.

...More shnazy synopsis dialog inside...

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Does Avatar need an avatar to hide behind? Is a blue ass worth watching?

 
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In our previous post on "Avatar" we said things such as "we will probably be entertained, but not blown away" and "sounds like it will lead down the typical avenue." Were we right or dead wrong? Actually, we were spot on about our predictions.

The story, written by James Cameron, is pretty typical. It’s easy to accurately predict what's coming next and when it will happen. Just like a single rose for a lady, the classics are timeless for a reason. The story has very traditional pacing and while we would have liked a little more originality, we get enough from the world the story takes place in to fill the gap. "Avatar" feels like a strange blend of "Ferngully," "Aliens," "Last of the Mohicans" and" Tarzan."

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How broken is The Broken?

 
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“The Broken” is a horror film made for After Dark Horrorfest (produced by After Dark Films), which features Gina McVey (Lena Headey) as a woman who sees a doppelganger of herself driving down the street. The experience sends her down a winding road of denial, possible mental instabilities – and murder. However, like all winding roads, this film travels slowly around each curve to avoid falling off the edge. Does the movie succeed in maintaining intrigue and pace? Sometimes less so than we’d like.

Haven't we all had a moment where we looked at ourselves in the mirror and wondered who might be on the other side and if our reflection is even our own? What? No? OK, well some of us do. “The Broken,” written and directed by Sean Ellis, explores the subject in a body-snatcher style and succeeds, but not as stellar as we'd hope.

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Away We Go or How Bitter Balcony found Out Women can't Fly After Six Months of Pregnancy without a Doctor's consent. Oh, yeah, We Also Reviewed it.

 
Away We Go

In the earnest comedy "Away We Go," Burt (John Krasinski from “The Office”) and Verona (“SNL's” Maya Rudolph), are an unwed couple in their early 30s about to enter parenthood. The couple squeaks by while living in a trailer and count on Burt's parents Gloria and Jerry (Catherine O'Hara and Jeff Daniels) for financial and emotional support. Things take a turn for the worse when the elder couple decides to leave for Antwerp, Belgium. Stranded by Burt's folks, Verona convinces him to go on a trip that will take them closer to family and friends, and possibly, the home they covet.

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