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The Fighter

The Fighter

Howard McQuitter II Movie Corner HowardMcQuitterii@yahoo.com The Fighter Cast: Mark Wahlberg (Mickey Ward), Christian Bale (Dicky Eklund), Melessia Leo (Alice Ward), Amy Adams (Charlene Fleming), Bianca Hunter (Cathy Pork Ecklund), Eric McDarmott (Cindy ‘Tar’ Ecklund), Jill Ouigg (Donna Eckund Jaynes), Dendrie Taylor (Gail ‘Red [...]

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 127 Hours & Tangled

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 127 Hours & Tangled

by Howard McQuitter II HowardMcQuitterii@yahoo.com Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ****1/2 Warner Brothers Fantasy/Drama/Thriller Lagoon Running Time: 146 minutes Rated: PG-13 Director: David Yates The trio: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are grown up now. We’ve watched these lovely children grow up [...]

Red & Howl

Red & Howl

Red **** Action/Comedy Summit Entertainment Southdale Mega 16 (10) Running Time: 111 minutes Languages: English, Russian Rated:PG13 Director: Robert Schwentke This was a nice mix of cast with action master Bruce Willis, Oscar winners Helen Mirren (“The Queen”), Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”), Richard Dreyfuss (“The [...]

The Social Network & Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

The Social Network & Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

      The Social Network The Social Network ***** Columbia Pictures Running Time: 120 minutes PG-13 Director: David Fincher. Hardly a day or two passed after I had seen “The Social Network,” a flash on television announces the 26 year old Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is worth 6.9 billion.  Jesse [...]

Animal Kingdom & Centurion

Animal Kingdom & Centurion

by Howard McQuitter Crime Drama Sony Picture Classics Running Time: 113 Minutes Rated: R Writer/Director David Michod Jacki Weaver as (“Mommy”) Jannie Cody matriarch of the Codys, a low-level crime family of sons, gives an excellent performance, Ben Mendelsohn as Andrew ‘Pope’ Cody, one of her most devious sons—a [...]

Winter’s Bone & Despicable Me

Winter’s Bone & Despicable Me

By Howard McQuitter Winter’s Bone ***** Anonymous Content Drama/Thriller Uptown Running Time: 100 minutes Rated: R Director: Debra Granik If ever there was a heroine from opening to closing scene in a film, it’s a new actress named Jennifer Lawrence, 18. Her character Ree Dolly lives in the Ozarks of Missouri, a harsh country with [...]

Ondine & Holy Rollers

Ondine & Holy Rollers

Ondine (2009) ***1/2 Wayforce Entertainment 111 minutes Director: Neil Jordan Syracuse (Colin Farrell) makes a living by fishing off the coast of his native Ireland free of a catastrophic BP oil spill, with untainted fish at the end of his line. One day Syracuse unexpectedly catches in his net, a woman likened to the Celtic myth of the [...]

Solitary Man & The Karate Kid

Solitary Man & The Karate Kid

Solitary Man (2009) ***1/2 Millennium Films Comedy/Drama Running Time: 90 minutes Director: Brian Koppelman and David Levien Michael Douglas as graying old Ben Kalmen is neither villain nor hero in “Solitary Man,” Mr. Kalmen in his heyday was a sparkling car dealer for New York’s Honest Car Dealership. He’s saliently flawed in the [...]

Police, Adjective & The Ghost Writer

Police, Adjective & The Ghost Writer

by Howard McQuitter Police, Adjective (2009) *** Twentieth Century Fox Lagoon Running Time: 115 minutes Language: Romanian Director: Corneliu Porumboiu Bucharest detective Cristi (Dragos Bucur) trails a teenage boy who may be a hashish user, trying to find his supplier. Cristi would rather stop what seems to be overkill in finding small [...]

Fish Tank & Repo Man

Fish Tank & Repo Man

by Howard McQuitter Fish Tank (2009) **** Lagoon Drama Running time: 123 minutes Director: Andrea Arnold Unrated The movie starts rather slowly, but the plot becomes more clear as the main character Mia (Katie Jarvis) waddles through meaning her life at age 15. She feels trapped by her environment in the projects in an English city. [...]

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