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Joe Mantegna and Gia Mantegna - The 21st Annual Movieguide Awards held at the Universal Hilton Hotel - Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 15th February 2013

Joe Mantegna and Gia Mantegna
Joe Mantegna and Gia Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna
Joe Mantegna and Gia Mantegna
Joe Mantegna and Gia Mantegna

Kirsten Vangsness, A.J. Cook, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler and Beverly Hilton Hotel - Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler, Joe Mantegna, Jeanne Tripplehorn, A. J. Cook Sunday 29th July 2012 CBS Showtime's CW Summer 2012 Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals

Kirsten Vangsness, A.j. Cook, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler and Beverly Hilton Hotel
Kirsten Vangsness, A.j. Cook, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler and Beverly Hilton Hotel

Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler, Paget Brewster and Thomas Gibson - Shemar Moore, Paget Brewster, Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, Erica Messer, A.J.Cook, Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler Tuesday 6th September 2011 at Paley Center for Media Beverly Hills, California

Shemar Moore, A.j. Cook, Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Matthew Gray Gubler, Paget Brewster and Thomas Gibson
Shemar Moore
Shemar Moore
Shemar Moore and Kirsten Vangsness
Shemar Moore, Joe Mantegna, Matthew Gray Gubler and Thomas Gibson
Shemar Moore and Kirsten Vangsness

A.J. Cook, Joe Mantegna and Kirsten Vangsness - A.J Cook, Joe Mantegna, Kirsten Vangsness, Padget Brewster Beverly Hills, California - CBS,The CW And Showtime TCA Party held At The Pagoda Wednesday 3rd August 2011

A.j. Cook, Joe Mantegna and Kirsten Vangsness
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A.j. Cook
A.j. Cook
A.j. Cook
A.j. Cook

Cars 2 Review


Good
There's an astounding level of detail in the animation of this sequel to Pixar's iffy 2006 hit Cars. It's good fun but, with so many characters and plot strands, it also feels cluttered and rather chaotic.

Global daredevil Axelrod (Izzard) has challenged the world's fastest cars to a three-part grand prix, so rally champ McQueen (Wilson) heads to Tokyo with his pal Mater (Larry) to take on rival F1 racer Francesco (Turturro). But Mater obliviously stumbles into a sinister international espionage operation, mistaken for a spy by British agents Finn and Holly (Caine and Mortimer). As the competition continues to the Italian Riviera and London, McQueen frets that he has insulted Mater. But he's actually entangled in a mission to stop a mysterious villain from blowing up the racers.

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Cars 2 Trailer


Lightning McQueen knows he's the best and fastest race car in the world and when he hears about the first-ever World Grand Prix he decides he must enter. Along with his best friend Mater the tow truck they start their journey overseas.

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Joe Mantegna and CBS Thursday 16th September 2010 2010 CBS fall launch premiere party held at the Colony club Hollywood, California

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Redbelt Review


Excellent
David Mamet is a difficult guy to figure. His latest film, Redbelt, which he wrote and directed, is perhaps his most confounding project yet. That's not to say it's not enjoyable -- at its best, Redbelt is twisty, heady, butt-kicking fun -- but it's hard to recognize the writer of Glengarry Glen Ross as the man behind a film set in the mixed martial arts (MMA) subculture. Sure, the world of MMA fighting is fertile territory for Mamet's twin obsessions -- masculinity and domination -- but seriously... MMA? I've seen some MMA bouts in my day, and those guys don't look capable of speechifying the way Mamet's character's do. And yet somehow, in ways past reckoning, Redbelt manages to be pretty darn entertaining, even, in some parts, affecting.

Let me quickly establish some caveats. Redbelt is one of the most unapologetically macho movies made in the last several years, and the story ultimately buckles under the weight of its earnestness. The plot is constructed on the theme of warrior culture, personified by the lead character Mike Terry, played soulfully by Chiwetel Ejiofor (American Gangster, Dirty Pretty Things), who seems incapable of anything short of brilliance. Terry is a mixed martial arts instructor who lives his life by a code. His ethos is never really explained, but it clearly involves things like honor, integrity, and a bunch of other quiet, old-fashioned virtues most people don't think too much about. But Terry has a problem: Despite a loyal stable of disciples, his gym doesn't make any money and he has to do something to dig his way out of debt.

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Witless Protection Review


Terrible
First, he gave us the interesting but incoherent Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector. It was a film so completely devoid of intelligence that the screenplay consistently threatened to choke on its own drool. Not to be outdone, the Blue Collar Tour vet then went military with the mindless Delta Farce. There, he at least had Bill Engvall and D.J. Qualls to share the blame with. Now comes Daniel Lawrence Whitney's latest celebration of skidmarks, atomic flatulence, personal filth, and animal husbandry. And as Witless Protection proves, the timer on this comic's 15 minutes of funnyman fame has hit an hour and a half.

Poor dumb backwoods deputy Larry Stalder (Mr. Cable Guy). He longs to be an FBI agent, much to the chagrin of his country-fried friends and Daisy Mae wannabe gal pal Connie's (Jenny McCarthy). While spending a quiet morning at the local coffee house chewing the fat, he sees a big city vixen (Ivana Milicevic) surrounded by several men in black. Mistakenly believing she's the victim of a kidnapping, Larry springs into action. He hijacks the lady, avoids the mystery men, and believes he has saved the day.

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Cougar Club Review


Weak
What movie do Faye Dunaway, Carrie Fisher, and Joe Mantegna have in common? That's right: Cougar Club!

Yes, the "MILF" craze has gotten so popular that even big stars (or at least people that used to be big stars) will show up for a MILF-oriented sex comedy.

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Persons Unknown Review


Weak
While I futilely try to figure out the ending of Persons Unknown means, I'm left to wonder why this film saw no real theatrical release, and why it took 11 years to make it to DVD. Maybe the fact that it's fairly ludicrous or nonsensical? The circuitous plot gives us a kind of cool beginning, with a security pro (Joe Mantegna) being hustled by a girl (Kelly Lynch) who's heading up a big heist. Eventually he tracks her down, figures out what's going on, runs off with their loot, and watches bodies pile up in the mountains. The last half of the film is alternately filled with typical shoot 'em up/run 'em down scenes and kind of silly plot twists. The top shelf cast is uniformly wasted, including Naomi Watts in an early role.

Searching For Bobby Fischer Review


Excellent
They should really let writers direct more often. Sure, they aren't trained for it all the time, but it has a good track record. Take David Keopp (writer of the infamous The Lost World), the bane of modern literature when not directing, but able to turn out a stylish character drama and thriller when he is (The Trigger Effect). Then take a look at the independent world. Quentin Tarantino, and Steven Soderberg (Sex, Lies, and Videotape) to name a couple. Oh, yeah, Pleasantville, let's not forget that one. And, of course, we have Steven Zallian, who turned out Awakenings and Schindler's List, directing the family drama Searching for Bobby Fischer.

A family at its roots, the film follows the true story of chess prodigy Josh Waitzkin, a kind New York youth who teaches himself to play chess by watching other play in the park and rises to become the national youth champion. A story like this would have generated the money alone, but, unlike some of his counterparts in studio cinema, Steven Zaillian has never been content for a mediocre money-maker film. He brings in the element of family drama strongly showing how the relationshp between father and son is torn apart and brought together by the game.

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Eye For An Eye Review


Good
This movie kinda sneaked up on us, huh? You've probably never even heard of Eye For an Eye. (I hadn't until the screening pass arrived in the mailbox last week.) But you'd think with a cast of Sally Field, Kiefer Sutherland, Ed Harris, Beverly D'Angelo, and Joe Mantegna, the studio would be pushing it a little harder.

As well they should, because, put simply, this isn't your typical Sally Field movie. A long way from Gidget, Eye For an Eye is the very aptly titled story of Karen McCann (Field), a white bread mother whose daughter is raped and murdered (in an exceedingly disturbing opening scene) by a nutcase killer (Sutherland). Ed Harris plays Mack, Karen's second (and very understanding) husband, and Mantegna is the investigator on the case.

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The Trumpet Of The Swan Review


OK
Fans of E.B. White's classic children stories have been given treats like Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little, but this rough adaptation of The Trumpet of the Swan is not likely to please anyone out of training pants -- and even little kids will probably be entertained for only a few run-throughs.

A roughly animated fairy tale, The Trumpet of the Swan follows a happy trumpeter swan family's new kids, one of whom is mute and unable to trumpet. Alas, did is a huge jazz fan, having named his daughters Billy and Ella already, and with young Louie (get it?) unable to sing, well, that's heresy. (See also Mr. Holland's Opus for such sentiment.)

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Liberty Heights Review


OK

A comical and retrospective memoir of segregation and discrimination in America's golden age of denial, "Liberty Heights" is director Barry Levinson's fourth movie built around his memories of Baltimore in the 1950s and '60s.

Told from the perspective of Ben Kurtzman (Ben Foster), the younger of two brothers living in an almost exclusively Jewish enclave of the city, the foundation for Levinson's story is the brothers' experimentation with the era's cultural polarization.

Ben's school has just been desegregated and he befriends a pretty new black student named Sylvia (Rebekah Johnson), something that doesn't sit well with either kid's folks.

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Cars 2 Movie Review

Cars 2 Movie Review

There's an astounding level of detail in the animation of this sequel to Pixar's iffy...

Cars 2 Trailer

Cars 2 Trailer

Lightning McQueen knows he's the best and fastest race car in the world and when...

Cougar Club Movie Review

Cougar Club Movie Review

What movie do Faye Dunaway, Carrie Fisher, and Joe Mantegna have in common? That's right:...

Edmond Movie Review

Edmond Movie Review

There's a slight chance, very slight, that David Mamet is a genius. As a writer,...

Celebrity Movie Review

Celebrity Movie Review

Another fall, another movie from the Woodman.Shot in black and white and filled with about...

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