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Sisters Trailer


Maura and Jane have a lot of differences; Maura has a high-flying job at a hospital, though is recovering from a divorce and a little nervous when it comes to meeting other men, while Jane is, well, not. They're nonetheless the best sisters you could imagine and always bring out the best in each other. However, when they're parents call them back to their childhood home, they discover that it's been sold and they have to clean out the room they had as girls. Going through their old stuff brings back a lot of memories though, and Jane decides to encourage Maura to throw a huge neighborhood party before they have to leave. It's a time where they can re-connect to their teenage selves, hook up with some cute guys and get totally drunk. This is going to be messy.

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Picture - Josh Hopkins, Brian Van Holt,... , Tuesday 14th February 2012

Josh Hopkins, Brian Van Holt, Dan Byrd, Ian Gomez and Abc Studios - Josh Hopkins, Brian Van Holt, Ian Gomez and Dan Byrd Tuesday 14th February 2012 The stars of 'Cougar Town' hand out flowers for Valentine's Day to fans outside ABC Studios before appearing on 'Good Morning America'

Josh Hopkins, Brian Van Holt, Dan Byrd, Ian Gomez and Abc Studios
Josh Hopkins, Brian Van Holt, Dan Byrd, Ian Gomez and Abc Studios
Josh Hopkins, Brian Van Holt, Dan Byrd, Ian Gomez and Abc Studios

Picture - Dan Byrd , Saturday 11th February 2012

Dan Byrd and Paley Center for Media Saturday 11th February 2012 Cougar Town's third season premiere held at the Paley Center For Media - Arrivals.

Dan Byrd and Paley Center for Media
Dan Byrd and Paley Center for Media

Picture - Bob Clendenin, Brian Van Holt,... , Saturday 11th February 2012

Bob Clendenin, Brian Van Holt, Busy Philipps, Christa Miller, Courteney Cox, Dan Byrd, Ian Gomez, Josh Hopkins and Paley Center for Media - Bob Clendenin, Brian Van Holt, Kevin Biegel, Courtney Cox, Dan Byrd, Busy Phillips, Christa Miller, Ian Gomez and Josh Hopkins Saturday 11th February 2012 Cougar Town's third season premiere held at the Paley Center For Media - Arrivals.

Bob Clendenin, Brian Van Holt, Busy Philipps, Christa Miller, Courteney Cox, Dan Byrd, Ian Gomez, Josh Hopkins and Paley Center for Media
Bob Clendenin, Brian Van Holt, Busy Philipps, Christa Miller, Courteney Cox, Dan Byrd, Ian Gomez, Josh Hopkins and Paley Center for Media

Easy A Review


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Smarter than your average teen comedy, this snappy movie knows how to keeps us laughing. But while the plot touches on some truths about teen sexuality, it feels constrained by the genre to be rather moralising about it.

To clear up confusion, 17-year-old Olive (Stone) is doing a live webcast outlining the chain of events that began when she inadvertently started a rumour that she'd lost her virginity. After letting the gossip grow, she's now known as the school slut; in the process she loses her best pal (Michalka) and wages war on the class goody-goody (Bynes). Her parents (Clarkson and Tucci) know the truth, as does her favourite teacher (Church), although the hearsay is about to upset his marriage to the school's guidance counsellor (Kudrow).

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Easy A Trailer


Olive is a straight up girl, she works hard in classes, she isn't one of the most popular kids in school but she's happy enough being herself and hanging with her true friends - one of which is called Brandon. Olive is the only person he's confided in and told that he's actually gay but that doesn't stop the homophobic school bullies from laying into him every day. Brandon propositions Olive with an idea, a fake fling. Go to a party, lock themselves in a bedroom and let all hear what they want to think is going on.

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Jam Review


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I have to give director Craig Serling some credit. Setting Jam where it is -- on a narrow road blocked by a car wreck and a downed power line -- takes balls. Ensemble dramas like this are legion, but suggesting that people will just hang out for 90 minutes (our time, anyway) and re-evaluate their lives while they wait for the cops to clear the way is either genius or insane.

As with many ensemble flicks, Jam has some good stories and some bad, some good actors and some poor ones. There's a couple dealing with overwork and considering whether to have a baby, a woman on the way to her wedding, and a lesbian couple, one of whom is nine months pregnant. One vehicle is stolen, and at least one angst-ridden teen can be found in the mix. In fact, everyone is pretty angry... though no one seems to overly mind being stuck on the road for hours on end.

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The Hills Have Eyes (2006) Review


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The Hills Have Eyes is a truly American horror film. Like Manifest Destiny gone horribly awry, the film reflects our obsession with the danger of the West: Its forbidden, desolate landscapes, the rugged masochism it inspires. For Americans, the West is a place where anything can and does happen. And in The Hills Have Eyes our nastiest nightmares are bloodily realized.

Wes Craven's brutal 1977 micro-budgeted The Hills Have Eyes was a post-hippie scream of horror, both at the collapse of the youth-led revolution and the dreadfulness of the Vietnam War. Craven turned his eye to home, to the desolate stretches of vast American desert where he could posit a family of bloodthirsty mutants preying on those who stumble onto their fallout abode, and it could almost (almost) seem plausible. With a world of misery at large, how strange would it be to find murderous maniacs in our own backyard? Sure, the original film suffers from some notably outré moments and jagged pacing, but Craven succeeded in bringing a grimly gleeful sense of humor to what was essentially a Texas Chainsaw Massacre riff.

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A Cinderella Story Review


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A short time ago in a valley far, far away, a timeless tale was modernized. A royal ball was turned into the Halloween homecoming dance, the evil stepmother was turned into Stifler's Mom (Jennifer Coolidge), the stepsisters became valley girls, and the glass slipper switched into a cell phone.

In this latest telling, Cinderella is Sam (Hilary Duff), aka PrincetonGirl818, a girl who spends her days studying to get into Princeton (because that's where princesses go), her nights slaving for her evil stepmother at a Valley roller-diner with the class of a collagen injection. The majority of her school hours are spent text messaging her secret admirer, Austin (Chad Michael Murray), aka Nomad. (I really feel sorry for whoever actually has those AIM IDs.) The evil stepsisters are social jokes with the combined IQ of an imbecile, and the fairy godmother is a waitress sister with an attitude (Regina King).

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