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Winnie The Pooh

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 15, 2011 4:16 AM
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  • 7 Comments
In an era of hyperactive, overly verbal 3-D animated entertainment, I hope there is still room for a film as sweet and gentle as Winnie the Pooh. At the screening I attended it seemed like the young adults in the audience were enjoying it even more than the kids, reliving their childhood memories of the “stubby little cubby” and his friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Life, Above All—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 15, 2011 4:10 AM
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  • 0 Comments

Tabloid—Documentary

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 15, 2011 4:09 AM
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  • 0 Comments

movie review: Project Nim

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 8, 2011 12:34 PM
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  • 1 Comment
If movies about talking cars or warlike robots don’t interest you, Project Nim is the latest documentary (following Buck) to offer a satisfying, adult alternative. It tells a story that is both stranger and more thought-provoking than most Hollywood fare.

movie review: Horrible Bosses

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 8, 2011 4:35 AM
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  • 12 Comments

movie review: Zookeeper

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 8, 2011 4:30 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Kevin James has developed an irresistible screen persona as a nice-guy/underdog, which has served him well in some pretty mediocre films like Paul Blart: Mall Cop. In that context, Zookeeper is a quantum leap forward, a likable, PG-rated comedy that parents and kids can enjoy together. Is it formulaic? Absolutely. Does it pass muster as entertaining summer family fare? Yes it does, and compared to some of the sludge now polluting multiplexes, it positively shines.

dvd review: Back To The 1950s

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 7, 2011 4:32 AM
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  • 5 Comments
When I was growing up in the 1950s and 60s, the last thing I wanted to see was a “serious” movie. I eagerly awaited each new Jerry Lewis comedy and Walt Disney release, and when the newly-reconstituted Three Stooges started making feature films I was first in line to see them. I sure wasn’t interested in Peyton Place or Suddenly, Last Summer! As a result, I’ve spent much of my adult life as a film buff catching up with movies of that period. I put off seeing some titles because I refused to watch widescreen films if they were panned and scanned on television, and waited for a big-screen revival.

movie review: Larry Crowne

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 1, 2011 4:30 AM
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  • 7 Comments

movie review: Terri

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 1, 2011 4:30 AM
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  • 0 Comments
John C. Reilly’s presence in a movie is almost a guarantee that you’re going to see something interesting. He has good taste and is willing to challenge himself, even if the films are modest in scale. One could scarcely find a movie more modest than Terri, but it’s extremely well-wrought and offers Reilly a plum part.

Transformers: Dark Of The Moon

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 29, 2011 6:00 AM
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  • 41 Comments
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