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Rio (2011) *** (k:*****)

Quite like its blue Macaw character, this film is afraid to fly and by the time it decides to take off, the movie is over. Still, my kids loved it and gave it five stars, I am giving it three.

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Sansho the Bailiff (1954, Japan) ****

If you have a taste for Japanese movies of the 50’s, it is a strong film who takes no mercy in driving its subject matter home.

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The Way Back (2010) ***

The Way Back is an endurance story that walks the distance, until the distance gets the best of it. It ends up testing the audience’s own endurance.

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Movie Review: Zombieland (2009) ***

Movie Review: Zombieland (2009) ***

Being that the horror/gore/zombie genre was never of interest to me, how did I end up seeing Zombieland? Two reasons – the movie previews promised a comedy, and Woody Harrelson. I guess as far as Zombie movies go I can’t really rate this flick – maybe a 4-star? But I am not qualified. As a comedy I am giving it 3 stars. It’s funny but limited. It gets credit for good performances, the list of rules, poking fun at the Zombie genre, and for the non-syrupy ending.

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