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Short Takes: Silver Linings Playbook

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Overall Concept:  A-  Messy and compelling

Acting: A  Bradley Cooper certainly equals Jennifer Lawrence’s award winning perfomance

Script: A-

Cinematography:  A

Hotness of Cast:  B

Wardrobe: A

Location/Setting:  A

Climax:  A   A little bumpy like the rest of it, but happy.

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Trailer Trash: A Slew of New Ones

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First peeks at several new films I’ve been curious about.  My reactions range from “meh” to “it might not be that bad”.

The Karate Kid: My feelings on this upcoming remake have been suspicious, especially the casting of Jackie Chan & Jaden Smith in the leads.  I have to admit this trailer had a nice energy but I’m still not convinced it has the heart the original one had.  Maybe I just still have a soft spot for Ralph Macchio. Read more

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Casting Notes

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The Avengers universe is taking shape & Hollywood just can’t resist mining the depths of classic TV.

Old News: In case you don’t know, The Avengers is Marvel Comics answer to DC Comics’ Justice League. Among the Avengers is Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, and Thor. And, unless you haven’t been to the theater in five years, you may have noticed that some of these characters have been the subject of some pretty successful movies. Marvel has been using these individual movies to shape not just individual franchises but an inclusive Avenger franchise.

 

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Review: He’s Just Not That Into You

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As both Flick Chicks have pointed out, January/February release dates do not mean tent-pole pictures.  However, it’s hard to make a horrible movie when you fill it with talented actors.  He’s Just Not That Into You is a bit meandering and has no emotional punctuation marks as it follows multiple storylines.  It is framed in such a way that you can feel it’s self-help book roots, however, once translated to the big screen apparently the writers felt that everyone in the movie version needed to be the exception to the rule, rather than the victim.  Read more

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