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Beverly Hills Chihuahua

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Reviewed by Lizzi312

My 71-year-old Mom dragged me to this film, because none of her friends were willing to see a silly Disney movie. What surprised and interested me most was that the chihuahuas serve as a metaphor for Mexican-Americans. Chloe, a pampered white chihuahua--complete with pink booties and a diamond collar--gets lost in Mexico and encounters a series of adventures while trying to get home. Chloe comes upon a society of wild chihuahuas living in an ancient Aztec city, who help her to get in touch with her inner chihuahua and to take pride in her heritage (read: Mexican heritage). The metaphor of white American vs. Mexican-American is sustained throughout the film. Rachel, a white woman taking care of Chloe for her aunt Viv, is disdainful of Viv's Mexican-American landscape architect (she derogatorily refers to him as a gardener). Chloe is likewise disdainful of the landscape architect's Mexican-American dog. Rachel ultimately learns to appreciate her aunt's landscape architect, picks up a bit of Spanish, and realizes she was being a (racist) snob toward Mexican-Americans. Likewise Chloe. "Beveryly Hills Chihuahua" is a fun, charming, romantic commentary on how white Americans need to learn to appreciate Mexican American culture and stop looking down on Mexican-Americans--disguised as a silly Disney movie about a cute dog.

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Hank and Mike

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Reviewed by Lizzi312

Professional Easter Bunnies are layed off due to corporate downsizing. Mike and Hank love their job breaking into the homes of their customers on Easter-Eve to hide chocolate eggs for the little children. Two bachelors--compared on the DVD box to the Odd Couple--wear their fuzzy pink-and-white Easter Bunny suits 24/7: while sleeping, smoking cigarettes, taking hits from a bong, falling down drunk in an alley, attempting suicide, etc. Things go from bad to worse when one bunny admits to the woman he is in love with that he has been peeping in her window at night, watching her undress. "Hank & Mike" is an absurd, quirky comedy, well worth watching if you like absurb, quirky comedies. What was missing were well-developed subplots to prevent the storyline from becoming too flat and stagnant. Joe Montegna's talent is wasted as the brooding CEO whose hands are tied by the ruthless capitalist Board of Directors; his character should have been more developed and more integrally involved with the struggles of the bunnies. And the charming but painful storyline of the love-interest is dropped without resolution.

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Bolt

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Reviewed by movielover

Those Beverly Hills Chihuahuas might have run their course, but a Hollywood White Shepherd efficiently marks his territory in "Bolt," an animated adventure about a canine action hero who's inadvertently shipped from his studio to the East Coast.


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film/reviews/article_display.jsp?&rid=11956

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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Reviewed by movielover

The fantasy element in F. Scott Fitgerald's 1922 short story, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," in which a man ages backwards, does not begin to suggest the urgent drama and romantic fatalism that director David Fincher and writers Eric Roth and Robin Swicord have so strikingly brought to the screen in the movie version. Fitzgerald's story is little more than a plot gimmick. Yet the film transforms this gimmick into an epic tale that contemplates the wonders of life -- of birth and death and, most of all, love.


http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/film/reviews/article_display.jsp?&rid=11986

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Twilight

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Reviewed by nes

Oh my gee I love, LOVE, LOVE this movie!! Bella and Edward are the new Jack and Sally!! I am all inspired to be a vampire!! I loved the story, but I have yet to read the books. I am a lil' scared though becasue everyone is saying that they are so different and I love the movie already so idk!! I do know that this is my new favortie movie though!!

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Center Stage: Turn It Up

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Reviewed by linedancer

I am biased toward dancing movies, I just love all of them, Dirty Dancing( the original and the sequel), Fame, Save the Last Dance, Step Up (and the sequel)just to mention a few. Center stage is in that group and extremely well done. I can't to see the sequel. The dancing numbers in this movie are phenomenol, the stories behind the dancers are excellent too. I watched this movie grinning the whole time. Just loved it.

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The Happening

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Reviewed by linedancer

The last movie I saw of his was The village and that was disappointing but the description of this movie intrigued me so I rented it. Like Sixth Sense and signs, this one was very well done. The premise of what was happening in the world didn't make much sense but it wasn't supposed to. The movie was about how people were dealing with something that didn't make sense and how and what they would do to survive. I enjoyed this movie, and thought it was very well done.

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I Want Candy

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Reviewed by linedancer

This was an excellent movie. The description on the DVD cover leads you to think its' a porn movie but it isn't at all. It has a few sexy scenes in it but its' ultimately a story of both filmmakers ( college students) and what they go through to complete an assignment which ends up earning them an award in the porn movie industry, similar to an oscar for regular films. It was funny, I found myself laughing at several spots, poignant, and cute. It also told a good story and just plain enjoyable.

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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Reviewed by linedancer

Well the movie jacket says its a comedy. Its' a drama and its' depressing. This movie thinks its' funny and its' not. Its' cliche, sad, and the whole time I was watching it, all I was thinking was when will it be over, I am hating this moive, but still watched through to the end. I have to admit, I did like the ending but all the time it took to get there and how the movie got there was just disappointing and sad. NOt worth the rental.

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Twilight

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Reviewed by apl790

The movie was awesome. Yeah... there were some
parts that were not in the movie, and
even parts that were added that were not
in the book but that is to be expected.
The parts that were not in the book and were
added to the film actually made it a little
bit better because you have the building of
James and his coven throughout the movie. As for
the parts that were not in the movie and in the
book.... I didnt even realize they were not there
until the end of the movie. The movie included
humor and serious parts that were a great balance, and
kept your attention throughtout the whole movie.
This series is going
to be amazing in all the films. Cant wait for
the next one!

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