LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS

Love And Other Drugs

“Hathaway is a marvel. She’s savvy enough an actress to understand that a character suffering from a terminal illness doesn’t need to go looking for our sympathy, something surprisingly few performers figure out. She creates a tough, angry, complicated woman who deserved better than her lot in life. For starters, she deserved a better movie.” – Philadelphia Weekly, 11/24/2010

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HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART I

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

“Half a movie at full price, the latest installment of J.K. Rowling’s beloved boy-wizard saga lands with a dull thud of unresolved conflicts and logistical scaffolding. Like last summer’s underwhelming Half Blood Prince, it doesn’t even pretend to be a standalone film, existing solely to supply more laborious setup for next summer’s final chapter.” – Philadelphia Weekly, 11/24/2010

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UNSTOPPABLE

Unstoppable

“You can’t eat filet mignon for dinner every night, and sometimes you just feel like digging into a greasy cheeseburger. The critic’s job, I’ve always hoped, is to be able to differentiate between Mr. Bartley’s and McDonald’s. Tony Scott’s Unstoppable is an excellent cheeseburger, with particular emphasis on the cheese.” – The Improper Bostonian, 11/17/2010

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127 HOURS

127 Hours

“Yet it’s all so busy, so self-consciously virtuosic, that the movie undercuts its own premise. Despite a commendable ick factor during the self-mutilation, there’s no real sense of catharsis when Ralston frees himself, probably because the movie is so cluttered that we never truly feel like we’ve been trapped. These five days fly by awfully quickly.” – Philadelphia Weekly, 11/17/2010

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MORNING GLORY

Morning Glory

“It’s Ford who is the revelation here. After decades of phoning in glum performances in generic thrillers, he cheerfully sends up his sourpuss persona. As befitting a legend, his Mike Pomeroy speaks every line in a drawn-out, anchorman cadence infused with fatuous gravity. Ford makes an entire meal out of the word ‘frittata.'” – Philadelphia Weekly, 11/10/2010

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HEREAFTER

Hereafter

“Growing less interested in the title subject as the film progresses, Hereafter seems more concerned with loneliness in this life than anything that happens after death. Time and again we return to Damon eating meals alone in his kitchen, just as isolated and aching as those who’ve lost a loved one.” – The Improper Bostonian, 11/03/2010

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FOR COLORED GIRLS

For Colored Girls

“And yet the movie remains strangely watchable, even when it’s gone bonkers. Especially when it’s gone bonkers. Audacity goes a long way. Perry might lack tonal control, the ability to modulate performances and even rudimentary visual skills, but the dude has massive cojones.” – Philadelphia Weekly, 11/03/2010

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