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The Adventures of Tintin
The Adventures of Tintin
The Adventures of Tintin

Based on the popular Hergé comic book series, 'The Adventures of Tintin' is a motion capture 3-D feature that’s bound to appeal more to kids than adults.

 
 
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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Directed by Brad Bird ('The Incredibles', 'Ratatouille'), 'Ghost Protocol' is a suspenseful film that utilizes enough gadgets and high tech gizmos to rival a James Bond flick.

 
 
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The Descendants
The Descendants
The Descendants

All the actors are good, the backdrop beautiful, but ultimately, we didn’t find the slow-developing story and soap opera-like drama at the film’s center to be riveting.

 
 
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson’s book is so naturally cinematic, it’d be hard to screw it up, but Fincher does the book justice and then some.

 
 
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Young Adult
Young Adult
Young Adult

A dark comedy that addresses just how difficult growing up can be (even in your 30s), the film succeeds on the basis of Reitman’s sharp direction and some fine acting.

 
Q&A
 
Nada Surf
Nada Surf
Nada Surf

It’s been almost 20 years since Nada Surf first came together and infused indie rock with a sensitivity that would evolve into something like what we currently consider “emo.” Not that the band was really “emo,” but its vocal h...

 
 
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Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone

Having witnessed more than one off-the-wall Fishbone concert in the late ’80s/early ’90s, we were intrigued when we heard someone had made a documentary film about the SoCal funk/punk/ska band . The movie, Everyday Sunshine: Th...

 
 
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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Guy Ritchie packs enough action to keep the film moving for its 128-minute running time and Downey Jr. and Law have such great chemistry as detective and sidekick, that you could find yourself anticipating the next sequel.

 
Q&A
 
Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco
Ani DiFranco

Polemical though it may be, the title track to Which Side Are You On?, Ani DiFranco’s new studio release that arrives in January, finds the singer-songwriter engaging in a passionate discussion about ideology and politics as sh...

 
 
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The Sitter
The Sitter
The Sitter

The movie attempts to be a raunchy comedy but undercuts its transgression so much, it settles for something watered down and not very funny.