A film loving rodent in the DC area, I live with Mrs. Hamster and our cat, whose teeth we must constantly avoid.

Weekend Preview – November 27, 2013

Due to holiday busyness, I missed this past weekend preview, so think of this as a review instead.  Did you  catch any of the new releases this past weekend, or did you go see Catching Fire like everyone else?


The Book Thief PosterThe Book Thief

Based on the award winning novel, The Book Thief is the story of a young German girl’s struggle to understand everything she is going through during WWII.

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Weekend Preview – November 1, 2013

Lots of very different options for you to choose from should you go to the theater this weekend.  Here’s the part of the show where I tell you about each one in one sentence and then let you know if you should see it or not.

Ender's Game PosterEnder’s Game

A young genius is recruited to train with other children to become the army that will save Earth from alien invaders.

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Weekend Preview – OCtober 25, 2013

This week we have two new wide releases.  One has an award worth pedigree – the other has anything but.  Are either of them worth seeing though?

The Counselor PosterThe Counselor

Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem.  Director Ridley Scott.  Written by Cormac McCarthy.  Seems like a sure thing before we even get into the plot about a greedy lawyer that tumbles into the underbelly of drug trafficking.

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Weekend Preview – October 17, 2013

What’s getting wide release this weekend?  A horror remake, an action film with old stars, and the second film this year about WikiLeaks, that’s what.

Carrie PosterCarrie

Not having been a horror fan growing up, I’ve yet to see the iconic original (though I mean to rectify that shortly).  The story of outcast teen with an abusive mother, Carrie, is based on a Stephen King novel.  When the young girl (here portrayed by Chloë Grace Moretz) learns she possesses telekinetic powers, those who have mistreated her will soon feel her wrath.

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