Movie Review

Movie reviewer Fletcher Powell shares his opinions on Hollywood's best efforts. Tune in every Thursday for the latest review.

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Movie Review: The Croods

Apr 11, 2013
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The Croods is a quite enjoyable animation that might have been a little better if it had made up its mind what it wanted to do and worked a little harder to avoid repetition.

Movie Review: Emperor

Apr 4, 2013
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Emperor is a blown-opportunity movie, which purports to be about General Douglas MacArthur's decision whether to try Emperor Hirohito for war crimes in the wake of World War II.

Movie Review: Spring Breakers

Mar 28, 2013
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Spring Breakers will owe its box office success to its continual shots of bosoms and bottoms, not always covered by bikinis.

Movie Review: The Call

Mar 21, 2013
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The Call does, as accused, turn in the end from a first-rate police procedural about how the 911 emergency system operates into a story of first-person heroics by Halle Berry.

Movie Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

Mar 14, 2013
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Oz the Great and Powerful is a fun movie not unworthy to be a successor-- as a prequel-- to the great MGM movie of 1939. It isn't as good as The Wizard of Oz, but what is?

Movie Review: 21 & Over

Mar 7, 2013
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The makers of the Hangover movies have titled their new movie 21 & Over, supposedly because it is about the loss of innocence and gain in adulthood bestowed by one's 21st birthday.

Movie Review: Snitch

Feb 28, 2013

What with all the recent gabble about Academy Awards and all, it may seem a little trivial to talk about a little movie like Snitch.

Movie Review: Amour

Feb 21, 2013

Amour is a masterpiece of super-realistic movie making that I can all but promise you will not soon forget, or ever want to see again.

Movie Review: Side Effects

Feb 14, 2013

Among more important things, Side Effects is a first-rate mystery of the classic school in which all the clues are out in sight and the solution links everything together into a single coherent story. The story is usually not particularly credible, because crime is more banal than the mystery story form likes to suggest; but it does fit together into a logical pattern with no loose ends. This is a very rare situation these days, on film, and congratulations for it.

Movie Review: Quartet

Feb 7, 2013

I thought Quartet was a short-story movie, like the 1948 classic of Somerset Maugham stories. I was delighted to find that it is one of those multi-starred character studies that the British are so good at, but Americans hardly touch except on television like "Seinfeld," which is famously about nothing.

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