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Movie Review: Burlesque (November, 2010)

Director: Steve Antin Screenplay: Steve Antin Release Date: November 24, pills 2010 Actors: Christina Aguilera, discount Cher, Stanley Tucci, Eric Duane, Kristen Bell, Alan Cumming Burlesque follows the story of Ally (played by Christina Aguilera) who moves from Iowa where she was a waitress who felt there was something missing in her life and wanting more for herself. She decides to move to Los Angeles with a small amount of savings, unsure of what she is looking for. Ally comes across a club called “Burlesque” one night, and is completely mesmerized by the group of scantily clad dancers on stage. After just a few moments, she immediately decides that becoming one of the dancers is something she wants to do. After talking to the owner of the club (the ever talented Cher), and is immediately rejected, she decides to take it upon herself to start working as a waitress for “Burlesque”. ___ is reluctant, but gives into Ally working there. After coming home one night and discovering her apartment has been broken into and her money stolen, she asks to stay at the apartment of the Burlesque’s bartender (whom she has befriended). In the meantime, the Burlesque is in danger […]

Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One (November, 2010)

Director: David Yates Screenplay: Steve Kloves Release Date: November 19, website 2010 Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, this Emma Watson, try Rupert Grint, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton, Bill Nighy, Julie Walters, Peter Mullan, Imelda Staunton, Jason Isaacs, Helen McCrory, Timothy Spall, Brendan Gleeson, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Rhys Ifans Based on the book of the same name by J.K. Rowling *There may be spoilers in this review for the previous movies if you have not seen them. I write this review having seen all previous movies and read the books. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One starts where every Harry Potter book and movie begins – at the end of the summer, when Harry is preparing to go back to school. This time though, it’s different. Hogwarts is no longer safe, the Ministry of Magic has been infiltrated by Death Eaters, Voldemorte is quickly gaining more power, and the world is looking very bleak in the world of muggles, wizards and witches alike. It is not safe for Harry and his friends to return to school after the death of Dumbledore and Snape now being the headmaster of Hogwarts. After the Order of […]

Movie Review: Morning Glory (November, 2010)

Director: Roger Michell Screenplay: Aline Brosh McKenna Release Date: November 10, physiotherapy 2010 Actors: Rachel McAdams, visit this Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton, Patrick Wilson, Jeff Goldblum Morning Glory has been compared to the 1987 movie Broadcast News, starring Holly Hunter, a film that was nominated for 7 Oscars. Morning Glory is doubtful to live up to its ‘glory’ of that film, but Rachel McAdams and the film itself has a lot to offer. Rachel McAdams plays Becky Fuller, an ambitious 28 year old producer who gets hired to “The Today Show” morning equivalent on broadcast station ibs – “Daybreak”. The show is the lowest rated out of all the network stations, and Becky is hired as a last resort to try and save the failing show. “Daybreak” is hosted by Colleen Peck (Diane Keaton) and the creepy, apathetic Paul McVee (played by hilarious Ty Burrell, best known for his role in Modern Family). Becky and the rest of the crew find Colleen extremely difficult to work with, but, unlike Paul’s apathy, is invested in the success of the show. Paul quickly finds himself without a job, and Becky is left trying to find a new co-host for the show. She […]

Movie Review: Due Date (November, 2010)

Director: Todd Philips Screenplay: Alan R. Cohen, stuff Alan Freedland, about it Adam Sztykiel, gonorrhea Todd Phillips Release Date: November 5, 2010 Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Jamie Foxx People who love The Hangover, will probably enjoy Due Date, as the humor coming from Zach Galifianakis is the same similar literal humor found in the The angover. Admittedly, I am not really that huge of a fan of The Hangover and thought the first movie was just alright. (Apparently, I’ve been told that I’m incredibly wrong). Though most of the funny moments are to be found in the trailer, there were a few newly added entertaining moments in the film that were not included in the film (my favorite dialogue must have been between Robert Downey Junior and Jamie Foxx). However, though most of the funny scenes were indeed funny, the overall story was tiring, dry and almost sentimental. Why? Well, Robert Downey Junior plays Peter Highman, who is on currently on a business trip and needs to return home quickly to his wife (Michelle Monaghan) who is about to give birth to their son through a Cesarean. Upon arriving at the airport however, Peter has the […]