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Hit and Run (2012)
Hit and Run (2012)
Hit and Run (2012)
 

‘Hit and Run’ is hit and miss

6.5
 
August 23, 2012
 



Surprisingly sweet and ultimately more chick flick than action movie, 'Hit & Run' just doesn't deliver many laughs. A plodding plot and dull chase scenes keep the film from becoming the wild ride it promised to be.

 
 
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Photo by Sarah Shatz – © 2012 - Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Photo by Sarah Shatz – © 2012 - Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
Photo by Sarah Shatz – © 2012 - Columbia TriStar Marketing Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

We didn’t expect much from this late-summer action flick, but by setting the action in real time, director and co-writer David Koepp keeps the action coming fast and furious in 'Premium Rush.'

 
 
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The Queen of Versailles
The Queen of Versailles
The Queen of Versailles

'The Queen of Versailles' begins as an examination of the new American dream, but what starts as a 'Real Housewives' look at how the other half lives quickly turns into a “riches to rags” story. It’s a train wreck you can’t hel...

 
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Guantanamo School of Medicine photo by Elizabeth Sloan
Guantanamo School of Medicine photo by Elizabeth Sloan
Guantanamo School of Medicine photo by Elizabeth Sloan

Former Dead Kennedys singer Jello Biafra has had a prolific career ever since the band dissolved in 1986, which happened just before we had a chance to see them play live. (Thanks mom and dad for not giving us permission to see...

 
 
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The Exp3ndables 2
The Exp3ndables 2
The Exp3ndables 2

We feel the same way about The Expendables 2 as we did about the first The Expendables film. It’s an okay way to spend 102 minutes but, if there was just a little less bloodshed and a bit more character development, we’d like i...

 
 
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ParaNorman
ParaNorman
ParaNorman

We had super high hopes for this 3-D stop motion animated flick. The trailer for ParaNorman made good use of the Donovan tune “Season of the Witch,” a groovy number that fits with the film’s storyline. That song should have bee...

 
 
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In the opening scene of Red Hook Summer, Spike Lee’s latest “joint,” 13-year-old Flik Royale (Jules Brown) travels from Atlanta to Red Hook, Brooklyn to live with his preacher grandfather, Da Good Bishop Enoch Rouse (Clarke Pet...

 
Eats & Drinks
 
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche
Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche
 

Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche

 
August 15, 2012
 



I have no clue what this German name means.  It was in the smoked section of my local beer joint, so I think this will fit in the somewhat loose category that is smoked beer – (“Rauchbier” in German—I do know that).  It is pitc...

 
Eats & Drinks
 
Galaxy – A White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
Galaxy – A White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company
Galaxy – A White IPA from Anchorage Brewing Company

I am admittedly late to the White IPA game.  Although the style gained momentum last year it only hit my radar when I recently overheard a waitress describing Linchpin White IPA – a collaboration between Green Flash and Founder...

 
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The Rochefort Flight – A Trio of Belgian Trappist Ales
The Rochefort Flight – A Trio of Belgian Trappist Ales
The Rochefort Flight – A Trio of Belgian Trappist Ales

The latest visit to my local beer emporium led to some good finds, including a small selection of Belgian Trappists from Rochefort.  I had the 8 a few times in the past, and always felt that it was an exceptional brew.  So, I p...