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Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief – Movie Review

Posted: February 12, 2010 at 8:20 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Heavy is the head that seeks the Harry Potter crown.  So it is for the cumbersomely titled Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.  With visions of franchise-driven dollar […]

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The Wolfman – Movie Review

Posted: February 12, 2010 at 7:50 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Universal Studios attempts, yet again, to resurrect its legendary Universal Monsters franchise with The Wolfman.  While the studio struck gold with The Mummy franchise, it had more in common with […]

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Valentine’s Day – Movie Review

Posted: February 12, 2010 at 7:50 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

An all star cast joins forces to celebrate love in the new Garry Marshall film Valentine’s Day.  It’s a cast so star-studded, it has to be listed alphabetically to sooth […]

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Dear John – Movie Review

Posted: February 5, 2010 at 8:28 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

What John Grisham is to legal thrillers, Nicholas Sparks has become to chaste romantic weepies about star-crossed lovers. The latest film based on his work is Dear John. Starring Amanda […]

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From Paris With Love – Movie Review

Posted: February 5, 2010 at 8:25 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

In the 1988 cinematic masterpiece They Live, Roddy Piper uttered the classic line, “I’ve come to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubblegum.”  So it is with […]

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Edge of Darkness – Movie Review

Posted: February 1, 2010 at 8:29 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Mel Gibson returns to acting with his first role since 2003’s The Singing Detective in the new action-thriller Edge of Darkness.  He stars as Tommy Craven, a by-the-book Boston police […]

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Extraordinary Measures – Movie Review

Posted: January 22, 2010 at 8:32 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

“Hey kids! Let’s put on a show!”  Throughout the late ‘30s and early ‘40s Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland starred in a series of films that immortalized that line; a […]

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A Single Man – Movie Review

Posted: January 15, 2010 at 8:43 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Based on a novel of the same name, A Single Man stars Colin Firth as George, a middle-aged homosexual English professor.  Set in 1963, the film takes place over the […]

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The Lovely Bones – Movie Review

Posted: January 15, 2010 at 8:41 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Based on the runaway bestselling novel, The Lovely Bones tells the story of Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan), a 14-year old girl murdered in the early ‘70s.  Susie narrates her story […]

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The Book of Eli – Movie Review

Posted: January 15, 2010 at 8:38 pm   /   Local, Tom O'Keefe Movie Reviews

Denzel Washington’s latest film The Book of Eli provides me with yet another opportunity to use the phrase “post-apocalyptic”.  (It seems like recently I’ve used it so frequently I’d be […]

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