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12:57 am
Thu December 14, 2006

Noon newscast

Columbus, OH – Arson on Columbus' Northwest side...Lincoln Theater renovation funds approved...More trouble for one of First Energy's nuclear power plants...Clarett moved to Toledo prison...Lamar Hunt's impact felt in Central Ohio...

Movie Reviews
11:19 am
Wed December 13, 2006

Charlotte's Web

"This little piggy went ...."

Satisfying holiday fare

"The season developed and matured. Another year's installment of flowers, leaves, nightingales, thrushes, finches, and such ephemeral creatures, took up their positions where only a year ago others had stood in their place when these were nothing more than germs and inorganic particles." Thomas Hardy, Tess of the D'Urbervilles

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Movie Reviews
12:20 pm
Mon December 11, 2006

The Pursuit of Happyness

They may be happy, but what about the audience?

Trite and Vapid

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Movie Reviews
10:46 am
Mon December 11, 2006

Home of the Brave

I don't think so . . .

A better title would be "Home of the Made-for-TV Movie"--You'd have to be from the "home of the brave film critics" to sit trough this laundry list of post-traumatic syndrome clich?s. Three Iraq veterans return to face a civilian world that doesn't understand and personal demons that won't let them forget the ungodly carnage they lived through. But nothing is new or unique, no dialogue is incisive, no action is memorable.

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It's Movie Time
12:40 pm
Thu December 7, 2006

"It's Movie Time" December 8, 2006 On-Demand

Films reviewed: Apocalypto, Blood Diamond

"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.


Kristin Dreyer Kramer is editor-in-chief of NightsandWeekends.com.

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Movie Reviews
9:36 am
Sun December 3, 2006

Blood Diamond

Diamonds are Forever

Some Indiana Jones, some Heart of Darkness

"To tear treasure out of the bowels of the land was their desire, with no more moral purpose at the back of it than there is in burglars breaking into a safe." Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

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Movie Reviews
1:24 pm
Sat December 2, 2006

Apocalypto

Like a Jaguar

Terrence Malick has much more to say about apocalypse.

Gibson loves gore. No, that's not a new political eccentricity for the mercurial director Mel Gibson, but an inference I am drawing from his two recent films, The Passion of the Christ and Apocalypto. In Passion, he gives us about an hour of Christ being beaten by Romans, far too much for me, favoring minimalism in film violence and sex, where less is more powerful.

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Movie Reviews
3:45 pm
Wed November 29, 2006

Turistas

Accidental Tourist

Grade: C
Director: John Stockwell (Into the Blue)
Screenplay: Michael Ross
Cast: Josh Duhamel, Melissa George
Rating: R

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It's Movie Time
3:14 pm
Wed November 29, 2006

"It's Movie Time" December 1, 2006 On-Demand

Films reviewed: Bobby, For Your Consideration, Shut Up and Sing

"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.

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It's Movie Time
2:07 pm
Thu November 23, 2006

Happy Feet

Happy Feet

Happy Film

Tap-dancing penguins could never have been pitched if the mega-hit doc Marching Penguins (2005) had not caught the imagination of every breathing human. Only this time around Happy Feet is not a doc but a high-class animation (from the director of the very humane Babe) and much more anthropomorphic than Marching Penguins.

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It's Movie Time
12:48 pm
Thu November 23, 2006

"It's Movie Time" November 24, 2006 On-Demand

Films reviewed: Goldfinger, Casino Royale('67), Man with the Golden Gun, Die Another Day

"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.

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Movie Reviews
1:04 pm
Mon November 20, 2006

For Your Consideration

Not bad, considering . . .

Most of the time tired . . . .

"Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own; which is the chief reason for that kind of reception it meets in the world, and that so very few are offended with it." Jonathan Swift

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Movie Reviews
1:33 pm
Fri November 17, 2006

Bobby

Witnessing an American Tragedy

He's no Altman.

"His passion has aroused the best and the beast in man. And the beast waited for him in the kitchen." Theodore H. White

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It's Movie Time
10:40 am
Fri November 17, 2006

"It's Movie Time" November 17, 2006 On-Demand

Films reviewed: Casino Royale, Fast Food Nation, Happy Feet


"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.

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Movie Reviews
9:55 am
Sun November 12, 2006

Casino Royale

Bonding

Divertingly enjoyable

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It's Movie Time
10:28 am
Thu November 9, 2006

"It's Movie Time" November 10, 2006 On-Demand

Films reviewed: A Good Year, Flushed Away, Stranger than Fiction, Babel


"It's Movie Time" has won 8 national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.

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Movie Reviews
12:29 pm
Wed November 8, 2006

Stranger than Fiction

Never reaches its potential.

"Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Benjamin Franklin

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Movie Reviews
10:26 am
Tue November 7, 2006

Babel

Through a glass darkly . . .

"Crash" with global soul

"It were as wise to cast a violet into a crucible that you might discover the formal principle of its colour and odour, as seek to transfuse from one language into another the creations of a poet. The plant must spring again from its seed, or it will bear no flower, and this is the burthen of the curse of Babel." Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Movie Reviews
2:40 pm
Sun November 5, 2006

A Good Year

A pleasant diversion

"The prototypes of strong sensation: blazing lights, red earth, blue sea, mauve twilight, the flake of gold buried in the black depths of the cypress; archaic tastes of wine and olive, ancient smells of dust, goat dung and thyme, immemorial sounds of cicada and rustic flute." Robert Hughes on Provence

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Movie Reviews
2:26 pm
Wed November 1, 2006

Death of a President

An all-too-familiar scene .. .

Taking the high road . . .

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