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film review: Love And Other Drugs

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 24, 2010 5:35 AM
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  • 1 Comment

film review: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART ONE

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 18, 2010 5:42 AM
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  • 5 Comments
In the old days of Saturday matinee serials, audiences faced with cliffhanger endings took comfort in knowing that the story would be resumed one week later. The same can’t be said for the latest Harry Potter picture, which offers much incident but no resolution: for that, we all have to wait until next year. If you’re a dedicated Potter fan, you’ll have to take what you can from this one—mainly, the pleasure of spending time with its leading characters and the young actors who play them. Following J.K. Rowling’s narrative, there are no scenes at Hogwarts’ Academy. This denies us the opportunity to revel in seeing the finest British actors alive in the vast Potter ensemble; we get only token appearances from Alan Rickman, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane and a handful of others, while Maggie Smith, as Professor McGonagall, is absent altogether.

film review: Tiny Furniture

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 12, 2010 5:30 AM
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  • 2 Comments

book reviews: New And Notable Film Books

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 10, 2010 5:30 AM
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  • 5 Comments
Once again, the continuing parade of film books has outpaced my ability to read and properly review them, so it’s time for a survey of recent titles. These are summaries based on skimming and not meant to be full-fledged critiques. I’m also motivated by helping to promote worthwhile books from smaller publishers that might not be on everyone’s radar, but deserve to be…all the more so as the holidays approach and people are thinking about gift ideas. I have a feeling this will be the first of at least two installments this season.

film review: Due Date

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 5, 2010 4:01 AM
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  • 0 Comments

book review: Kay Thompson: From Funny Face To Eloise

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • November 2, 2010 3:02 AM
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  • 1 Comment
By Sam Irvin (Simon and Schuster)

film review: Hereafter

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 22, 2010 4:00 AM
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  • 4 Comments

A Towering Figure—And A Towering Book

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 11, 2010 4:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment
BOOK REVIEW — EMPIRE OF DREAMS: THE EPIC LIFE OF CECIL B. DeMILLE by Scott Eyman (Simon & Schuster)

film review: Nowhere Boy

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 8, 2010 4:00 AM
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  • 1 Comment
I saw this film in the best possible way: I didn’t know what it was about before I attended an early screening. I found it to be a moving look at a teenage boy’s struggles with his splintered family in England during the 1960s. When I realized the protagonist was John Lennon, it made even more sense, as I remembered, in sketchy form, the story of his adolescence.

film review: It's Kind Of A Funny Story

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • October 8, 2010 3:59 AM
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  • 0 Comments

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