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Joan and John are "The Two Jews on Film". They are married and see alot of movies eat alot of bagels. They usually disagree, but they tell it like it is. Or at least how they think it is...

'Elysium' Review: An Exciting Sci-Fi Film That Actually Makes You Think

August 9th, 2013 7:00am EDT
Elysium
Neill Blomkamp, writer and director of the critically acclaimed, 'District 9,' once again brings us a thought-provoking Sci-fi, fantasy, action film.

'Elysium' starring Matt Damon, takes place in the year 2154.  Earth is polluted, overpopulated and crime ridden. The rich have long ago abandoned the planet for Elysium, an orbital space station that is a 19 minute shuttle ride away.

But those 19 minutes might as well be several light years away. The space station is protected by a killer security force run by Jodie Foster, who will do anything and everything to keep Elysium safe for the wea...
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'We're The Millers' Is One Road Trip You Definitely Want To Take

August 7th, 2013 11:41am EDT
We're the Millers
What happens when a pot dealer (Jason Sudeikis), a stripper (Jennifer Aniston), a runaway (Emma Roberts) and a virgin (Will Poulter) pretend to be an 'All American Family' and go on a marijuana run to Mexico in a very large R.V.?

Well, in 'We're The Millers' directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, you wind up with a great deal of fun - especially when you throw in an angry drug lord, a vicious tarantula, a pornographic game of Pictionary, and an impromptu sing-along.

Jason plays David Clark, a small town pot-dealer whose clientele included chefs and soccer moms.  David has been dealing pot s...
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'The Wolverine' Review: The Clawed Superhero Mutant Is Back! Does It Entertain?

July 27th, 2013 7:05am EDT
'The Wolverine'
I really feel for The Wolverine, aka Logan (Hugh Jackman).  The poor guy can't die, doesn't have any cool people to hang out with and he's suffering from major depression.

On top of that, he's still in love with his ex girlfriend (Famke Janssen. Even though he killed her, their relationship seems to be going well.  Of course, Logan can only see her in his dreams.

No wonder our century year old mutant has the blues.

However, we don't know all of that quite yet.  

When 'The Wolverine' directed by James Mangold opens, Logan is having a flashback. It's 1944 and he's in Nagasaki, just as the...
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'Blue Jasmine' Review: Cate Blanchett Gives Stunning Performance In One Of Woody Allen's Best Films

July 25th, 2013 3:30pm EDT
Blue Jasmine
There are many reasons to see 'Blue Jasmine' written and directed by Woody Allen, but the main one is the stunning, complex, Oscar worthy performance by Miss Cate Blanchett.

She portrays Jasmine, a onetime wealthy New York socialite who has lost her money, her home, her husband, (Alec Baldwin) her son and perhaps...her sanity.

We first see Jasmine sitting on an airplane talking non-stop to her seat mate, an elderly woman, who from the expression on her face wishes she would just shut up.

From Jasmine's monologue, we find out that she's on her way to live with her sister, Ginger (Sally Ha...
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'The Conjuring' Review: An Extremely Scary And Terrifying Must See Horror Film

July 19th, 2013 7:30am EDT
'The Conjuring'
"The Conjuring" is one of the most terrifying films I've seen in a very long time and I loved every second of it.  Of course I love being scared, but only when I'm seating in a movie theatre.

Based on a true story, the film tells the tale of how world renowned paranormal investigators, Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and his clairvoyant wife, Lorraine (the wonderful Vera Farmiga) find themselves in one of the most horrifying case of their lives.

For those of you unfamiliar with these demonologists, the Warrens have spent years fighting evil forces.  One of their most famous cases was made into...
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'Pacific Rim' Review: Special Effects Make It Worth The Trip To Theatre

July 12th, 2013 7:03am EDT
'Pacific Rim'
Here are all the important things you need to know about director Guillermo del Toro's sci-fi action film "Pacific Rim."

Planet Earth has been invaded by the Kaiju - a super sized monsters that have risen from a portal underneath the ocean. Millions of earthlings have died and things are not looking good for humanity.

Our only hope for stopping these monstrous creatures are the Jaegers -- special robots controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are synched via a neural bridge called "the drift."

Unfortunately, the enemy grows more powerful with each attack, so even the Jaegers ...
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'The Lone Ranger' Review: Johnny Depp Is More Jack Sparrow Than Native American Warrior Tonto

July 2nd, 2013 7:36am EDT
'The Lone Ranger'
Okay, maybe I missed something here. I have never seen the television show "The Lone Ranger" but I do know that it's about this dude who wore a mask, had a BFF named Tonto and rode around on his horse Silver, saving folks from bad guys in the old West.  

To the best of my knowledge, the show was not a comedy. It was a serious western.

So you can imagine my surprise when I sat down to watch "The Lone Ranger" and found it filled with one joke after another - and not very funny ones. 

That's right guys and girls, this is an action comedy, at least according to the press notes... And there i...
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Review: 'The Heat' Is Far From Hot

June 28th, 2013 1:00pm EDT
'The Heat'
On paper this film must have sounded like a great idea.

A super uptight, friendless, socially awkward FBI Agent has to partner with a foul mouth, crass Boston cop in order to bring down a vicious drug lord. Add Oscar winner Sandra Bullock and Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy to the mix, plus director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), and you have a perfect female "buddy flick."

What could possibly go wrong?

Well, in the case of "The Heat," written by first-time screenwriter Katie Dippold, a great deal went wrong - mainly the film, which is a comedy that just isn't funny.

Not funny enough t...
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'White House Down' Review: You've Seen It Before But This Time It's Better

June 28th, 2013 7:05am EDT
White House Down
Channing Tatum plays John Cale, a U.S. Capitol policeman, who is trying really hard to be a good dad to his preteen daughter Emily (Joey King).  John, in the past, had trouble holding down a job, had problems with authority and was your basic screw up.

However the guy wasn't a complete loser...far from it.  Cale completed three tours of duty in Afghanistan and during one of them, he just happened to save the life of a fellow soldier. And not just any soldier. This one is the son of the Speaker of the House (Richard Jenkins).

The Speaker repaid Cale by hiring him as a part of his security ...
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'World War Z' Review: These Are Not Your Mama's Zombies

June 21st, 2013 7:05am EDT
World War Z
Nothing scares me more than zombies and that's why I can't get enough of them. I've seen every George Romero film, as well as "28 Days Later" many, many times. Plus I own the first two seasons of 'The Walking Dead.'

Needless to say, I was really looking forward to "World War Z" and I'm happy to report, I was not disappointed.

First of all, the zombies in "World War Z" are not your every day slow moving zombies. Nope, these flesh loving guys and gals, can jump so high, you think they're flying, plus they can run and I mean fast!

These zombies are definitely what I'd call "new and improved...
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