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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 22, 2013 5:59 PM
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  • 6 Comments
This follow-up to the 2012 hit based on Suzanne Collins’ novel, represents commendable storytelling that ought to please the book’s many fans.

Pitch Perfect—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 28, 2012 12:45 AM
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  • 3 Comments
It may not break any new ground, but 'Pitch Perfect' provides lively entertainment in the hitherto unexplored world of collegiate a cappella choirs.

People Like Us—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 29, 2012 1:45 AM
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  • 4 Comments
Alex Kurtzman has an imposing list of writing and producing credits, mostly with his partner Roberto Orci, including such commercial hits as the 'Transformers' movies, the reboot of 'Star Trek', and 'Mission: Impossible III'… but for his directing debut (written with Orci and Jody Lambert) he has chosen an intimate story about a uniquely dysfunctional family, inspired by incidents in his own life.

What To Expect When You’re Expecting—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 18, 2012 3:17 AM
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  • 1 Comment
I’m as susceptible as anyone to watching highly attractive people onscreen, which this movie has in abundance, but it took time for 'What to Expect When You’re Expecting' to win me over. I found some of its multiple storylines annoying and hopelessly contrived, at first; it’s only toward the end, when the film draws from real life, that it finds its heart and becomes relatable for anyone who has been through pregnancy or parenthood.

Man On A Ledge—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • January 27, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 3 Comments
Try this on for size: an ex-cop who wants to prove he was innocent of a crime that sent him “up the river” for 25 years decides that the best way to do so is to step out onto the ledge of a midtown Manhattan hotel—and create a distraction for an even wilder scheme he’s trying to cover up. As it happens, the leading actors play their parts with conviction, and director Asger Leth orchestrates the action and visual effects with considerable skill.

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