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Most everything the disappointed critics say about “The Life Acquatic” is true–little in the way of plot, it’s contrived, etc. But who cares? It’s still charming and hilarious. Wes Anderson is a genius…I went to “Million Dollar Baby” expecting a cliched sports movie, which I almost always enjoy. But about two-thirds of the way through it becomes ponderous and downright odious. Don’t see it… “The Incredibles” is, of course incredible. Pixar is the Wes Anderson of animation…”Closer” is vile and dull…”A Very Long Engagement” is very much like “Cold Mountain” in its basic story. Occasionally as delightful as “Amelie,” but in the end kind of flat.


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