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Enchanted Review


Very Good
In a fairly surprising move, Disney has come forward and shown it has an actual sense of humor about its patented brand of cheesy, clichéd, and relentless peppiness. Previously, self-reference has been limited to cross marketing between one Disney film and the next; but in Enchanted the message seems to be: Yeah, we know we've got our share of hokey archetypes, but it works for us. It's a refreshing attitude.

Giselle lives in the conflation of every single Disney trope ever, in an animated, magical fairy-tale kingdom full of songs of her one true love. The evil queen (who is also a wicked stepmother) can't have some upstart marry the prince and move in on her territory, so she banishes Giselle from animation to reality: New York, to be precise.

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Premonition Review


OK
Forgive me for treading lightly through this Premonition review, but the last time I tried to discuss the film in detail, Sony reprimanded me.

The reason I find this so funny is because the out-of-order thriller consciously jumbles its supernatural narrative in an effort to dodge easy explanations. You're going to want to discuss possible theories with those who've seen it, which is exactly what I planned to do while working the Premonition press junket weeks ago.

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Blast From The Past Review


Good
A great score never hurt anybody, and with its hoppin' swing tunes, Blast From the Past gets quite a boost from a jumping swing soundtrack!

Oh... wait a sec... the movie, right? Well, what are you expecting? Maybe: "Blast From the Past is a thoughtful analysis of Cold War posturing and American paranoia in the 1960's?" I don't think so. Let's try: "Blast From the Past is a feel-good romp about a fish out of water who tries to make sense out of a world gone wacky!"

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Enchanted Movie Review

Enchanted Movie Review

In a fairly surprising move, Disney has come forward and shown it has an actual...

Premonition Movie Review

Premonition Movie Review

Forgive me for treading lightly through this Premonition review, but the last time I tried...

Blast From The Past Movie Review

Blast From The Past Movie Review

A great score never hurt anybody, and with its hoppin' swing tunes, Blast From the...

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