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Hope Springs

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2012
David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) reunites with Meryl Streep in Hope Springs, the story of a couple (Streep and Tommy Lee Jones), married for 30 years, who decide to attend a week-long marriage counseling program with a renowned therapist (Steve Carell) in order to renew their spark.   

Fantastic Mr. Fox (Review)

Wes Anderson finds his forte with a new magical film

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Wes Anderson is famous for his quirky sense of absurdist humor. Although he might argue against it, he seems to have finally found his forte: in animation, vis-a-vis Roald Dahl's 1970 children's book 'Fantastic Mr. Fox.' In Anderson's hands the story takes on a meta significance as a human-development coming-of-age story that applies across age groups, generations, social strata and even species. Grade: B.   

Julie & Julia (Review)

Streep cooks up another great performance, but the film lacks spice

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Meryl Streep continues to delight in an effervescent turn as cooking legend Julia Child, whose biography makes up half of this fact-based trifle from writer/director Nora Ephron. Her counterpart is Julie Powell (Amy Adams), a frustrated would-be novelist who turns to her avocation for cooking, opting to launch a blog in which she'll chronicle preparing all 524 recipes from Child's seminal cookbook 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in 365 days. Grade: C.  

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