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Dawn Steel Tuesday 8th March 2011 outside the ITV studios London, England

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Fallen Review


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It's Denzel v. Demon in this awfully stupid and ultimately pointless thriller. Said thrills are achieved by a mischevious demon named Azazel (it's the battle of the 'Zels) who can jump from one body to the next at will. And you can't kill him. Sounds like a plan, huh? Dull and predictable.

Angus Review


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Bring together big stars George C. Scott, Rita Moreno, and Kathy Bates to do a feature film and what do you get? A movie about a teenager named Angus, "the fat kid who's good at science and fair at football" and who just wants to be accepted. What else would you expect?

While not really a "kids' movie," Angus is a workmanlike coming-of-age film, full of slapstick and insult trading among the youthful cast and their parents. Angus is played by newcomer Charlie Talbert (who was discovered in a Wendy's restaurant). Bates plays Mom, and Scott is Grandpa. With the help of his nerdy friend Troy (Chris Owen), Angus chases after local beauty Melissa (Jurassic Park's Ariana Richards) and overcomes the obstacles placed before him by the requisite jock-bullies who are threatened by his being different.

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Cool Runnings Review


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Remember the second miracle on ice, the Jamaican bobsled team? Well after the international joke wore off (I seem to remember seeing a t-shirt or two during college) there was the movie Cool Runnings, which dramatizes the tumultuous road to the Olympics (which did everything in its power to keep the team out) and their thrilling last place finish. Of course, this isn't a movie about winning. It's about winning not being everything; it's almost the anti-sports movie. While the film is cute and charming, it isn't without its copious cliches. All in all, it's pretty much as expected.
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