The 2013 Summer Movie Preview – Part 2

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Ok, everyone, here we go! The second half of the Summer slate for 2013! There’s plenty of big movies in store, and of course, a handful of DOAs.

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Movies That Everyone Should See: “The English Patient”

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Almásy: What do you love?

Katharine: What do I love?

Almásy: Say everything.

Katharine: Hm, let’s see… Water. Fish in it. And hedgehogs; I love hedgehogs.

Almásy: And what else?

Katharine: Marmite – I’m addicted. And baths. But not with other people. Islands. Your handwriting. I could go on all day.

Almásy: Go on all day.

Katharine: My husband.

Almásy: What do you hate most?

Katharine: A lie. What do you hate most?

Almásy: Ownership. Being owned. When you leave, you should forget me.

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Under the Radar?: “The Hunter”

“The Hunter” stars Willem Dafoe as a mercenary hunter who gets retained to do a highly sensitive mission for a biotechnology corporation. He’s to travel to Tasmania and investigate a recent sighting of a Tasmanian tiger, an animal thought to be extinct. Should he find the tiger, he’s to kill it and bring back its DNA to the company.

Under the cover story of  being a university professor, Dafoe obtains lodging with a local family and begins his forays into the wilderness. He faces staunch opposition from the locals – even threats. But the biggest challenge he faces is the truth.

When he eventually closes in on his prey, will he still be willing to see the assignment through?

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John Carter

Disney’s “John Carter” is a maddeningly inconsistent movie.

At times it’s adventurous, imaginative, and spectacular to watch. At others, it’s ponderous, clumsy, and even occasionally silly. For every moment of awe that is created by its lavish special effects, there’s an offset by a line of terrible dialogue. For every moment where the Martian culture and creatures make you think “Oh, that’s kind of cool”, there’s and offsetting moment that makes you go “Tsch… Come on…”

It’s certainly not a bad ticket purchase, but it’s a long way from living up to its potential.

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