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What Movie Should You See This Weekend?


With ticket prices up to $10 in some places, it’s good to know what you are getting into at the movie theater. Rebecca Cusey has three good reviews to give you the bottom line on three popular movies playing at your local Cineplex.  Have fun, and – as always – let us know your own thoughts if you happen to see any of them!

Madagascar 3 is Silly, Silly, Frothy Fun

There are movies that touch your soul — that make you weep, just a little, and smile, for sweet, sad love of humanity.

Luckily, in recent years, some of these movies have been animated films. The likes of Toy Story 3, Kung Fu Panda 2, and, well, Toy Story 1 and 2 can measure up to any live acted movie out there.

And then there are movies that just want to see giraffes circling and elephants gliding intertwined in ribbons like a Cirque du Soleil act.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted is the latter. All hyperbole and visual gags, the movie is a frenetic laugh a minute with no real heart.

‘Prometheus’ a lot of Gorgeous Emptiness


There’s no denying that the long awaited  prequel to the sci-fi Alien franchise Prometheus is pretty.

Sadly, like a sorority girl just finished with her first semester of Psychology 101, it’s all lip-gloss and profound-sounding pronouncements with no real substance.

It will catch your eye and entertain for a while, but it’s nothing you want to take home to mother.

Charlize Theron elevates stunning ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

We’re up to our necks in Snow Whites these days, what with Once Upon a Time on ABC, NBC’s Grimm returning this fall, and March’s Mirror Mirror still in some theaters.

So what does Twilight’s Kristen Stewart add to the mix?

A lot, as it turns out.


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