A not-so-subtle shift has occurred in the
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The true story of Baltimore Ravens rookie Michael Oher (played by newcomer Quinton Aaron) gets the big-screen treatment from writer/director John Lee Hancock ('The Rookie'), who at this stage appears to be the only filmmaker in Hollywood who understands that in real-life dramas about athletics sometimes there is no big game moment that changes lives forever. Grade: B.
Sandra Bullock's summer confirms the acceleration of the downward slide she's on, and there would appear to be nothing to hinder her journey to even greater depths. Without a single spark of romance, this quirky comedy borders on offensive tastelessness with its celebration of stalking by a woman with an undiagnosed socio-affective disorder. Grade: F.
The filmmakers behind 'The Proposal' didn't even try to find a new premise. They found something that had worked before and changed a few of the other details. And the fact that it actually worked again says everything about the virtues of simple execution. Grade: B.