THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG: (B) It's an overly produced, mechanically manufactured, energetically popcorn munchable middle installment that will surely entertainyet never fully engage. Read the full review here.
SAVING MR. BANKS (B+) Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks give nomination worthy performances in this witty, glossy, charming and delightfully semi-manipulative look at the making of MARY POPPINS. Find out why it works.
OUT OF THE FURNACE (C+) A bleak, blue-collar, back woods, bare-knuckled cinematic bludgeoning of brooding bullies and brotherly love. Why is it only a C+?Coming soon:INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS (The Coen Brothers), AMERICAN HUSTLE (Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams), ANCHORMAN2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES (Will Ferrell), THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (Ben Stiller/Kristin Wiig), THE WOLF OF WALL STREET (Leonardo DiCaprio/Martin Scorsese) and, of course, TYLER PERRY'S A MADEA CHRISTMAS
PRISONERS (B-), ELYSIUM (B), KICK-ASS 2 (C-), THE LONE RANGER (D+), THE WOLVERINE (B+), GETAWAY (F) RED 2 (B), THE WORLD'S END (A-), WE'RE THE MILLERS (C+), 2 GUNS (B+), MAN OF STEEL (C+) and TURBO (B)
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