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Friends With Benefits

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 22, 2011 4:30 AM
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This movie wants you to know that it isn’t one of those stupid Hollywood romantic comedies. The characters talk about “those” movies disparagingly and even watch a parody of that kind of film on TV. What’s more, in the opening scenes of Friends With Benefits, the actors let forth a barrage of four-letter words and sexual conversation, just to make sure you understand that this isn’t some sappy, formulaic studio picture.

Sarah's Key

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 22, 2011 4:27 AM
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  • 5 Comments
If there is any justice this summer that’s not being meted out by a comic-book superhero, discerning moviegoers will find their way to Sarah’s Key, the moving adaptation of Tatiana De Rosnay’s international best-seller. It’s one of the year’s best films. Kristin Scott Thomas plays an American-born journalist who lives in France with her husband and daughter. While researching an article about the fate of French Jews during World War Two, she stumbles onto an incredible story involving a little girl named Sarah (played by newcomer Mélusine Mayance) who is separated from her family. An unexpected connection with Sarah turns Scott Thomas’ journalistic enterprise into a personal odyssey.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part Two

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • July 15, 2011 4:30 AM
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  • 2 Comments
I wouldn’t call myself a Potterhead, but I have certainly enjoyed following the odyssey of Harry Potter and company over the past decade. Nothing can compare to the experience of reading J.K. Rowling’s books, which have been expertly condensed and interpreted by screenwriter Steve Kloves, but given the need for compromise I think they’ve done justice to the author’s intentions (if not her distinctly British wit).

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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Tabloid—Documentary

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

movie review: Larry Crowne

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

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