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JACK THE GIANT SLAYER

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 1, 2013 1:05 AM
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Some fairy tales and fables are dark, while others invite a range of interpretations. This rendering of “Jack and the Beanstalk” is pretty full-blooded, especially for a family-oriented film, but this gives it some backbone to match its elaborate visual effects.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 4, 2012 12:49 AM
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  • 3 Comments
When a film has a dream cast led by Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Maggie Smith, and Bill Nighy, you can’t go far wrong, and that is exactly the case with Ol Parker’s adaptation of the novel by prolific British television and screenwriter Deborah Moggach, whose credits include the 2005 version of 'Pride and Prejudice'.

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