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‘Hanna’ can’t reconcile mixture of dual genres

April 15, 2011

For her first 16 years, poor little Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) lives a life of seclusion in the forests of Finland. All that this unfortunate girl has in her life is caribou hunting, two books and her ex-CIA operative father Erik ...

Animated movie gets too real

March 11, 2011

  When Disney added adult innuendo to its children-friendly tales, they at least made it subtle: A penis-shaped turret on a movie sleeve here ("The Little Mermaid"), a whisper for "good teenagers" to "take off their clothe...

‘Speech’ ready for Oscars

February 25, 2011

Some people fear public speaking worse than death. Addressing a packed classroom of peers under fluorescent lights is daunting enough; I can’t imagine speaking to an entire nation (or, say, the entire world at the brink of war,...

‘Eagle’ preserves endangered genre

February 18, 2011

In the opening scenes of "The Fellowship of the Rings" moviegoers were treated to a spectacle they had never seen before. An enormous battlefield stretched across the screen with hundreds of thousands of CGI soldiers. In the new ...

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