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In Review: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and This Means War

 

It's romantic comedy time -- one that's delightful and one that's downright creepy.

 

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

The premise is preposterous. A Yemeni sheikh (Amr Waked) thinks his favorite pastime of salmon fishing—which he enjoys when staying at his palatial manor in Scotland—would bring peace and unity to the embattled people of his homeland. His arid homeland.

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This Means War

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In Review: Big Miracle, Man on a Ledge, and Flowers of War

 

My take on recent films about folks who are trapped -- whales in an ice ridge, a man on a ledge, and a group of prostitutes in a cathedral during the Rape of Nanking.

 

Big Miracle

It's funny the things that bring warring parties together. In October 1988, it was a family of three whales—a dad, mom, and baby—who found themselves trapped off the coast of Barrow, Alaska, by the early arrival of ice around the Arctic Circle. The trio, who became known as Fred, Wilma, and Bamm-Bamm, was separated from the ocean by too many miles of unbroken ice—not enough to let these giant mammals breathe along the way to freedom. Read more . . .

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In Review: The Iron Lady

 

Meryl Streep in an Oscar-worthy role -- within a film that tries to do a bit too much.

 

The Iron Lady

British biopics have been a steady favorite in recent years, offering both compelling character studies and standout performances. Think The Queen (about Queen Elizabeth II) and The King's Speech (about King George VI). The latest British leader to be added to this growing genre is Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

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In Review: The Artist and New Year's Eve

 

These two films couldn't be more different from one another. One is a surprisingly delightful Oscar contender and the other feels like an overstuffed episode of Entertainment Tonight.

 

The Artist

The Artist is an absurdly anachronistic film in our age of 3-D cinematic assault. It's silent. It's black and white. And it's delightful.

The film is set in 1927 Hollywood, where George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) is a silent movie star—the speechless George Clooney of his day.

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In Review: 50/50

 

If Beaches and Superbad got together and had a love child, this film would be it.

 

50/50

Twenty-seven-year-old Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is fine. He has an attractive girlfriend, Rachael (Bryce Dallas Howard). A good job with Seattle public radio. And a loyal best friend, Kyle (Seth Rogan). Adam follows the rules. He doesn't smoke. He recycles.

And then he gets diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, and is given a 50/50 chance of making it.

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