Category Archives: Jerry’s Picks

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THE REEL LOWDOWN

THE REEL LOWDOWN                                                                                                SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN: This movie is Extreme Make-Over Fairy Tale style. When the wicked queen is no longer the fairest one of all she sucks beauty out of young girls – the way the John … Continue reading

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Horsey come home!

WAR HORSE: Here is an example of how hype can get you to see a movie. The trailers I viewed in movie theaters and on television promised a devastatingly dramatic, dashing, adventuresome movie. The extracts from the trailer were breathtaking … Continue reading

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Don’t go to Hugo

HUGO: (3D) Surely there is a point to this movie but it seems to be irretrievably lost in director Martin Scorsese’s eyebrows. The movie begins slowly before working its way up to a glacial pace which endlessly stretches out its … Continue reading

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The Help and Sarah’s Key

THE HELP and SARAH’S KEY: Here are a couple of remarkable movies. In both cases superb books preceded the films and in both cases the movie makers did an excellent job of translating the book to the screen. I see … Continue reading

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Rise of the Plantet of the Apes

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES There are plenty of cute references to the original “Planet of the Apes,” such as the name Bright Eyes, which was given to Charlton Heston , and the inclusion of that great line … Continue reading

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