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Popcorn Bob's Movie Magic

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  • | 4:00 a.m. September 16, 2013
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Popcorn Key
One Popcorn: Flop
Two Popcorns: Wait till it’s on video
Three Popcorns: Go see it
Four Popcorns: Standing ovation

Three Popcorns

Genre: Sci-Fi, Action/Adventure
Cast: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine
Director: David N. Twohy
Rating: R

Comment: A surprisingly entertaining and creative film. Great CGI monsters though hokey dialogue from time to time. Very exciting overall.

'Hannah Arendt'
Three Popcorns

Genre: Biopic Drama
Cast: Barbara Sukowa, Axel Milberg, Janet McTeer
Director: Margarethe von Trotta
Rating: NR

Comment: A thinking person's picture depicting political therorist/writer Hanna Arendt's controversial struggle to make sense of the evil behind Adolf Eichmann and those like him involved in enabling the Holocaust. Outstanding performance by Sukowa!

'The Family'
Three Popcorns

Genre: Drama, Action/Adventure
Cast: Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tommy Lee Jones, Dianna Argon, John D'Leo
Director: Luc Besson
Rating: R

Comment: This world-class cast, understandably, drives unreasonably high expectations. However, this film does deliver an entertaining experience. Some serious violence is laced with some good comedy and suspense.