Category: Mike at the Movies

Mike at the Movies

“The Green Hornet” (PG-13) *** A nerdy, hip-hop version of a superhero story with accompaniment by Beethoven is one way to describe “The Green Hornet.” Bouncing off old Hornet radio scripts by George Trendle, this script takes all sorts of…

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“Morning Glory” (PG-13) **** The trailers were misleading. They indicated that this was Rachel McAdams’ movie. The pivotal character, however, the anchor, the fulcrum is Harrison Ford. His character is so deliciously awful — he’s defined early on as “the…

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“Mao’s Last Dancer” (PG) ***** An absolute gem of a film. It is based on a true story of a Chinese dancer who defected in the ‘80s while a student with the Houston Ballet. The director of the ballet at…

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“Get Low” (PG-13) ***** Felix Bush (Robert Duvall) is a reclusive, highly anti-social hermit, so it is no surprise that he has a secret. For 40 years he lived in a self-imposed hermitic state in isolated repentance for an act…

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“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (PG-13) ** I still don’t like vampire movies. Call me contrarian and I know that what the critics say will not touch these pictures, but that does not remove from us the responsibility for commenting on…

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“Toy Story 3” (G) ***** Not a big fan of animated movies in general, I remained withdrawn until a Fisher-Price wooden phone with a red receiver turned into a hero. They had me from there on. My son had the…