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Friday, Jun 19, 2009
by Rene Rodriguez / McClatchy Newspapers (MCT)

Opening Wednesday in wide release:


TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (PG-13): This is the big one, the big kahuna, the movie expected to rule the summer box office. Director Michael Bay follows up his surprisingly effective smash hit from the summer of 2007 with the second of an expected trilogy of films about giant robots from outer space that can turn into cars and the befuddled teenager (Shia LaBeouf) who befriends them.



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Thursday, Jun 18, 2009

The new MGM remake of Fame releases September 25 and the studio has just put out a new trailer. I must confess to loving the original show and movie… yeah, I was a kid at the time, but still it was great fun. Not so sure about the remake and the trailer doesn’t even include the classic song. Undoubtedly, I’ll be seeing it though given that I’m a sucker for musicals, but some classics are perhaps better left alone.



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Thursday, Jun 18, 2009

Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog) returns in this timely feminist tale set in Iran.



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Thursday, Jun 18, 2009

Now this is just plain nuts!
To crib a line from the Borg, “resistance if futile.”


 


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Thursday, Jun 18, 2009

With echoes of everything from Possession to Let the Right One In (we’ll not mention that other vampire franchise here), Korean master Park Chan-wook’s newest chiller was also inspired partly by Therese Raquin. The film, which debuted at Cannes, opens in limited release July 31.



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