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Episode 28: Is Twilight over yet?

News & Gossip:

  •  Tom Cruise has picked the new director for Mission: Impossible 5 link
  • 9 min of the new Star Trek playing in IMAX before The Hobbit link

In theaters now:

  •  Lincoln (trailer): This movie blew Anna’s mind, but Kari’s less so. Anna thinks this is one of the best movies she’s seen all year, and while Kari loved it as well, maybe not as much as Anna did. They both rate it a high 5.
  • Breaking Dawn Part 2 (trailer): Anna found the movie to be a bit more boring than Kari did. Kari really enjoyed the new vampires that were introduced to the story and appreciated how they added to the movie. They both enjoyed seeing Edward in his true, happy state. They both rated it a solid 3.
  • Anna Karenina (trailer): While Anna found this movie to be visually stunning, the story left her a bit cold. She felt every minute of the 2 hour run time, but did enjoy seeing how Joe Wright’s earlier work influenced this one. Anna rates it a 2, but if you already know and like the story, you’ll probably enjoy it more than her.
  • Life of Pi (trailer): Even though this movie encompassed all the things Kari doesn’t like (sharks, big cats, and the ocean), she still rated it a 4. It’s a visually stunning piece of work and if sharks, tigers, being stranded in the ocean don’t stress you out, you will enjoy this movie.
  • Hitchcock (trailer): Anna thinks that if you’re interested in Hitchcock or his movies (especially Psycho), you will enjoy this movie. Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren are fabulous portraying the unique relationship Hitchcock and his wife had. Anna rates it a 4.

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Episode 23: Have you missed us?

We’re so happy to return this week with some reviews of movies we actually wanted to see! Not only have we been in the midst of a literal drought, but for the last month or so we’ve been experiencing a cinematic drought. It seemed as if the studios all decided to release the movies that nobody wanted to see all at once during the month of September. Rather than making a chore out of going to movies we didn’t want to see and then rehash them for the podcast, we decided to take a little break and rejoin the real world. You know, the world where people aren’t drawn to the theater every weekend and instead do things like socialize with other people, travel, and do activities outside. It was a welcome break but we were ready to get back to the theater when on September 21, 2012 the box office calendar was finally flush with films that we were looking forward to seeing. Sadly we were only able to get to one movie last weekend, but the one we saw was so great it was as if the cinema was opening it’s arms to envelope us in a great big hug.

News & Gossip:

  • Update on Dumb & Dumber To article
  • Natalie Portman as Jackie O article
  • Yet another Lincoln biopic article

In theaters now:

  • End of Watch (trailer): I can’t say enough how much we enjoyed (probably wrong word) this movie. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña had amazing chemistry and made their scenes seem as if you were watching real life interaction. This is not a movie exposing police corruption, as so many police movies are, rather a movie where all of the police men and women are good people trying to do the best job that they can. I highly recommend this film but would also remind everyone to bring the tissues. Anna and I both rated this a 4 out of 5.
  • Pitch Perfect (trailer): To say this movie is campy and fluffy would be an understatement. The constant aca-dialogue gets a little old but in general this film is a great time. Rebel Wilson manages to steal every scene she’s in, though a lot of her funniest moments were spoiled on the trailer. This movie wasn’t perfect but it was a great time. Go see it with a group of girls and try to keep yourself from singing along… I dare you! I rate this a 3 out of 5 (1 point for the movie and 2 points for the fun factor)

What’s on the horizon:

  • Stoker (trailer) March 1, 2013
  • Identity Thief (trailer) February 8, 2013
  • Promised Land (trailer) January 11, 2013
  • Seven Psychopaths (trailer) October 12, 2012
  • Silver Linings Playbook (trailer) November 21, 2012

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