Reel News: Week of April 18 — Chimpanzee, The Lucky Ones, Think Like a Man, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Shame

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Theatrical Releases This Week Chimpanzee Director: Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield G; 82 mins Trailer In theaters Earth Day 2012, Disneynature’s newest True Life Adventure introduces Oscar, a baby chimp whose playful curiosity and zest for discovery light up the African forest until a twist of fate leaves Oscar to fend for himself with a […]

Movie Review: The Last Song

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The Last Song (Touchstone) Killing Me Softly It’s difficult to offer an honest critique for a film like The Last Song, which qualifies as a “film” only in the loosest of terms. Yes, it has a running time. Yes, it plays on a movie screen. Yes, it’s sandwiched between opening and closing credits. Yes, it’s […]

Weekend Movie Report: Carols & Creatures, Coaches, Coco, & Clooney

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Reviews A Christmas Carol (Disney) The Stab: Visually spectacular, then some more—to the point of monotony. A scary story more than a Holiday moralistic tale, with emotional resonance suffocated by its showy display. Stuffed fuller than a Christmas goose, Disney’s animated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale is overlong, overstated, and overindulgent. We all know […]