Pitch Perfect (PG-13) ★★★

(L to R) Ashley (Shelly Regner), Stacie (Alexis Knapp), Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson), Aubrey (Anna Camp), Cynthia Rose (Ester Dean), Beca (Anna Kendrick), Lilly (Hana Mae Lee), Denise (Wanetah Walmsley), Chloe (Brittany Snow) and Jessica… Read more

End of Watch (R) ★★★★

From left, Michael Peña and Jake Gyllenhaal are partners in the LAPD in “END OF WATCH” Photo Credit: Open Road 

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Hit & Run (R) ★★★1/2

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard star in the action packed rom-com, “HIT & RUN.” Photo Credit: Open Road Films Run to the Theater for this Sure Hit

When Charlie Bronson gets a knock from the

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The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) ★★★1/2

Andrew Garfield is Peter Parker and Spider-Man in “THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.” Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures  

Nothing Short of Amazing

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Magic Mike (R) ★★★★

 From left, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer in “MAGIC MIKE.”

Strip Your Mind of Initial “Magic Mike” Stereotypes, This Film Has Substance

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Moonrise Kingdom (PG-13) ★★★½

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Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13) ★★★½

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Check In to Marigold, You’ll Want an Extended Stay

Some say, “Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, … Read more

Marvel's The Avengers (PG-13) ★★★½

“Marvel’s The Avengers” Photo Credit: Paramount Studios, Disney and Marvel Comics

Comic Book Heroes are Marvelous!

“Marvel’s The Avengers” is a comic book lover’s ultimate fantasy: witnessing several favorite superheroes together, fighting evil and of … Read more

CIMM Fest 2012 Recap

The 4th edition of the Chicago International Movies & Music Festival offered up four days of diverse film selections.  Most of the features were paired with fun shorts as openers.  Though the night lineups seemed … Read more

Mirror Mirror (PG) ★★★1/2

Julia Roberts (left) and Lily Collins (right) in “Mirror Mirror.” Photo Credit: Relativity Media

“Mirror Mirror” Reflects Some of Roberts’ Best Evil Work

Julia Roberts is royally evil in the latest reimagining of the classic … Read more

The Hunger Games (PG-13) ★★★1/2

Jennifer Lawrence stars as ‘Katniss Everdeen’ in THE HUNGER GAMES. Photo Credit: Murray Close

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Jeff, Who Lives at Home (R) ★★★1/2

Jason Segel (left) and Ed Helms (right) are brothers in “Jeff, Who Lives at Home” Photo Credit: Paramount Vantage

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21 Jump Street (R) ★★★1/2

Jonah Hill, left, and Channing Tatum star in Columbia Pictures’ action comedy “21 Jump Street.” PHOTO BY: Scott Garfield © 2012 Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Top 10 Movies of 2011

Sarah Adamson’s Top 10 list

1. The Descendants-George Clooney’s Hawaiian based film all the way.

2. Midnight in Paris- Woody Allen’s best film to date.

3. Hugo-Scorsese’s cinematic masterpiece.

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Safe House (R) ★★★1/2

Rouge agent Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) and rookie CIA operative Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) star in “Safe House.” Photo Credit: Universal Pictures

Trust No One

Are you someone who notoriously leans to the person next … Read more

The Artist PG-13 ★★★★

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1920s Film has Similar Themes as Today: Love, Vanity, Pride and Fame

Shot in black and white with no dialogue, ‘cleverness’ is this 1920s nostalgic film’s strength. So many people have … Read more

Haywire (R) ★★★½

Gina Carano performs her own stunts as Mallory Kane in “Haywire” Photo Credit: Relativity Media

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Gina Carano: Knockout

Move over Angelina, there’s a new girl in town. With a stellar cast consisting of … Read more

Like Crazy (PG-13) ★★★½

Anna (Felicity Jones) and Jacob (Anton Yelchin) in “Like Crazy.” Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

Raw, Intoxicating, Impulsive, Fresh…Crazy

Theaters today are filled with repetitive, abundant and predictable rom-coms. In contrast, “Like Crazy” is a breath … Read more

War Horse (PG-13) ★★★★

Albert (Jeremy Irvine) and his horse Joey are featured in this scene from DreamWorks Pictures’ WAR HORSE. Photo Credit: WDSFilmPR

Spielberg Doesn’t Horse Around; “War Horse” is Worth the Ride

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Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG-13) ★★★½

Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner star in “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures

Ethun Hunt Soars to Dizzying Heights

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to decide whether or not … Read more

Hugo (PG) ★★★★

Asa Butterfield plays Hugo Cabret in HUGO, from Paramount Pictures and GK Films. (c) 2011 GK Films, LLC. Photo credit: Jaap Buitendijk. All Rights Reserved.

A Visual Masterpiece

The foyer in my home is adorned … Read more

The Last Rites of Joe May (R) ★★★ ½

THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY, starring Dennis Farina, is distributed by Tribeca Film

Written and directed by Joe Maggio, “The Last Rites of Joe May” is a deeply emotional, high quality movie − one … Read more

My Week With Marilyn (R) ★★★

Michelle Williams and Eddie Redmayne in MY WEEK WITH MARILYN

A Portait of the Talents and Persona of the International Icon

The Skinny:

Memoir, Historical fiction − Weinstein Studios

The film is written by Adrian … Read more

The Descendants (R) ★★★★

Actors George Clooney (L) as “Matt King” and Shailene Woodley (R) as “Alexandra” on the set of THE DESCENDANTS. PHOTO BY: Merie Wallace Fox Searchlights Studio

Stellar Comedy Focusing on Emotions, Values and Family

If … Read more