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Well, it’s January and that usually means two things in the movie world; crap that studios dump out to die and the award forerunners get released wider.  Gran Torino is everywhere today and then there’s these.

The Reader

Starring: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross

Plot: Hanna Schmitz is on trial for being a Nazi and her former lover Michael flashes back to their relationship and has a secret that could free her.

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 60%

Critic Consensus: “Despite Kate Winslet’s superb portrayal, The Reader suggests an emotionally distant, Oscar-baiting historical drama.”

Bride Wars

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson

Plot: Best friends Liv and Emma get into a heated battle when their weddings are on the same day at the Plaza Hotel.

Directed by: Gary Winick

RT Freshness: 12%

Daily Telegraph: “The movie makes a ridiculous ass of itself, but as a run-for-the-hills endurance test for straight men everywhere, it’s almost fascinating.”

Not Easily Broken

Starring: Morris Chestnut, Taraji Henson, Kevin Hart, Eddie Cibrian

Plot: Relationship drama about a failing marriage

Directed by: Bill Duke (yes that Bill Duke)

RT Freshness: 20%

Metromix.com: “It’s one thing to have your heart in the right place and another to lunge at the audience until they’re effectively devouring your chest.”

The Unborn

Starring: Odette Yustman, Gary Oldman

Plot: A young woman must fight an evil spirit that is trying to inhabit a new body and fulfill a curse.

Directed by: David Goyer

RT Freshness: 14%

Newsday: “If the use of Nazi atrocities as a MacGuffin for cheap thrills offends you, The Unborn isn’t your movie. If, however, you appreciate the sight of a half-naked beauty being terrorized by potato bugs, look no further.”


Crank 2: High Voltage


Zach: I only have two words after watching that trailer, fucking ridiculous (in a good way).

Brian: Before I watched this trailer, I knew that it was going to be over-the-top ridiculous. I just never knew how much. It’s kind of off-putting, and a little bit of a turn-off but I’m still excited to see this film. The cuts between dialogue is great.

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