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Paramount Pictures , Nickelodeon Movies , Anonymous Content,

Victoria Justice, Thomas McDonell, Jane Levy, Thomas Mann, Osric Chau, Jackson Nicoll, Josh Pence, Johnny Knoxville, Chelsea Handler, Thomas Middleditch

Wren (Victoria Justice) has big plans for a Halloween Party when her Mom (Chelsea Handler) informs her that she’s babysitting her brother so Mom can go out. Wren’s not too happy about that, but soon brother disappears out of sight in a sea of trick-or-treaters, and Wren and a bunch of her friends set out on a city wide quest to search for him. What follows is chaos and piles of trouble. But just when it seems Wren has no hope of finding her brother, her true friends come shining through to help her see what’s been right in front of her eyes all along.

The trouble with this movie is that I’ve seen it many times. It started with Clueless and Adventures in Babysitting, and went on and on, through many revisions. One of the latest was Jonah Hill’s “The Sitter”. There isn’t anything really unique in this film. It has decent moments, and is rather funny, but it is SO derivative.

Well, there is certainly an audience for this film, and it’s not at all bad for the teen girl crowd who haven’t seen all the other films. They’re going to recognize the new faces from shows they watch, and enjoy the slapstick humor and gags. It’s Halloween themed, which ads to the fun, and it has a romance story or two thrown in. So I’m sure it’s going to be very popular with the under 20 crowd. It’s nice to see Jane Levy, TV’s Tessa from Suburgatory in a funny role that adds a lot. Even Johnny Knoxville is here. But for the over 21 crowd, I doubt you’re going to be impressed with this film. Like me, you’re likely to say, “Hey, I’ve seen this all before”. And you’d be right.

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Ari Graynor, Lauren Anne Miller, Justin Long, Mimi Rogers, Nia Vardalos, Mark Webber, James Wolk, Seth Rogen, Don McManus

Lauren (Lauren Anne Miller) is a business woman who has just lost her job and can’t face moving back home with a very controlling Mom and Dad. Jesse (Justin Long) suggests she moves in with his friend Katie (Ari Graynor) so they can afford a really nice apartment, but these girls remember each other from college when they had a very unsuccessful meeting. Lauren and Kate hate each other, but have to move in as neither has any other options. Lauren is thinking it’s just for a little while, but finding work is harder than she thinks. When she finds out Katie is working for someone else, running a phone sex line, Lauren has the idea of using her business sense to set up their own phone sex business with hilarious results.

Hilarious? Well, maybe not so much. This movie struck me a lame on a number of levels. Number one, phone sex is rather old fashioned these days. Yeah, I know it still exists, but it’s hard to imagine it as a fresh topic for a movie. Second, they are stretching so hard for the laughs, that it seems rather painful. Seth Rogen is here as a customer, and his role is completely wasted. Not only is it very short, but really stupid and a waste of good talent. It just seems everyone is trying so hard that it just comes off as awkward. I really didn’t care for this film. I have to say it could have been a lot better with a little work on the screenplay. This seems like one of those films that someone in pre-production should have stopped and said, “Maybe we ought to send this back to the screen writers for a little more work?” Or perhaps they just decided to crank it out and let it just bomb, I’m not sure. But this is one of those films that you never heard of for good reason, and you might as well skip this unless you are really hard up for entertainment. Not good.

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Movie Rentals Releasing Tuesday February 26, 2013

  • The Twilight Saga:Breaking Dawn – Part 2
  • The Master
  • Chasing Mavericks
  • Holy Motors

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Best Picture:
Amour
WON Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Lining Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor:

Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
WON Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
Denzel Washingon – Flight

Best Actress:

Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
WON Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts – Impossible

Supporting Actor:

Alan Arkin – Argo
Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
WON Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

Supporting Actress:

Amy Adams – The Master
Sally Field – Lincoln
WON Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook

Animated Feature Film:

WON Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Director

Amour – Michael Haneke
Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin
WON Life of Pi – Ang Lee
Lincoln – Steven Spielberg
Silver Linings Playbook – David O Russell

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Exclusive Media Group , Emmett/Furla Films , Hedge Fund Film Partners,

Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick, Frank Grillo, America Ferrera, Natalie Martinez, Cody Horn, David Harbour, Shondrella Avery, Gene Hong, Kristy Wu, Maurice Compte

Brian Taylor (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Mike Zavala (Michael Pena) are partners in the NYPD. They’re street cops in South Central. Mike is married and has a baby on the way, and Brian is a single guy longing to settle down and get married. But he’s also longing to be a detective and sometimes goes a bit too far in sticking his nose into affairs that are a little too deep for these guys to handle. He’s working on a project to document his day to day adventures using a video camera and the self recording equipment. This film feels like a documentary as we watch these guys on their route day after day. The dangers and problems these guys have in this war zone is extremely exciting and suspenseful to watch.

This is a unique movie. It’s not the greatest cop flick I’ve ever seen, and it certainly is very, very realistic and extremely violent and gory, but it’s really like that in South Central Los Angeles. They went really far in trying to make it as realistic as possible. Parts of it feel like “found footage” films like Blair Witch Project, and some of it is like a long episode of Cops. The two primary officers played by Jake and Michael are very well done. Michael has the calm serenity and good judgement, and Jake has all the passion. These guys hassle each other constantly, but at the same time we can see these guys really love and respect each other. The last third of the movie is extremely suspenseful, and quite disturbing, but the reality is overwhelming. This film is not for everybody, and it’s really hard to watch, but you’ll come away with a greater respect for what the men in blue go through every day, especially in these extremely tough areas. If you can handle the violence, gore, and language, you’ll be forever changed by watching this, but if you have the urge to cringe or turn away, this movie may well be too intense for you to enjoy, so be forewarned. It is really realistic.

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