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Jack Rico

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2015/10/30 at 3:05pm

Burnt (Movie Review)

10.30.2015 | By |

The 1-4-0: Compared to the great culinary films, #Burnt is a decent watch, but you can’t help ask why it wasn’t great. Fault the script, fault the script, fault the script. Read More

Felix Dalgo

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2015/08/31 at 11:12am

This Week In Movies… ‘The Transporter: Refueled,’ ‘Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos’

08.31.2015 | By |

We begin the month of September this week and Labor Day is almost upon us. With summer almost done, the new releases for the next several days will try to provide us with a good laugh, because this week the comedies are really taking over. With such films as: Addicted to Fresno, Break Point, Bloodsucking Bastards and a Walk in the Woods, you could have some good chuckles, but if you are in the mood for something more edgy and informative, the documentary A Sinner in Mecca will open your eyes to a world that not many people have seen, from the point of view of openly gay muslim director Parvez Sharma. Read More

Jack Rico

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2013/07/11 at 4:39pm

Watch the first trailer from Disney’s ‘Saving Mr. Banks’!

07.11.2013 | By |

How many times have you seen Mary Poppins? 5, 10? Ever wonder how it made it to the big screen? Disney’s brand new film, Saving Mr. Banks, will answer that question and we have the first trailer for you to see! Read More

Jack Rico

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2010/12/13 at 12:00am

Nanny McPhee Returns

12.13.2010 | By |

Rating: 4.0

Rated: PG for rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements.
Release Date: 2010-08-20
Starring: Emma Thompson
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Distributor:
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Country:UK | France | USA
Official Website: http://www.nannymcphee.co.uk/

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In today’s Hollywood spectrum it seems that the best family films are animated. There are some live action fare that reached critical praise such as Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Karate Kid, but none can be compared to what I believe to be the best family film of 2010 so far – ‘Nanny McPhee Returns’ starring Emma Thompson.

In this sequel, Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives once again to help a harried young mother, Mrs. Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), with running the family farm while her husband is away at war. With Mrs. Green’s children waging a personal war with their two spoiled rich cousins, Nanny McPhee comes to the rescue using her magical cane to teach the kids five important new lessons.

It might not seem that difficult to the novice eye, but blending in comedy, action, drama and special effects to create a family film with an affecting message is tougher than one might think. The original film, though sweet and endearing, was much more targeted to seven year olds while dismissing adults. Not so in this follow up where director Susanna White and screenwriter Emma Thompson delve death into the parameters of the story with panache and care.

It cannot go unsaid how remarkable the cast is, in particular the child actors Eros Vlahos and Rosie Taylor-Ritson who play the spoiled, rich cousins from London. Their acting skill is leagues apart from the rest of the young cast, which you could argue, might be a detriment to the picture. Nevertheless, it is rare to see actors this young being this good. It is a rare treat to see and enjoy. Maggie Gyllenhaal on her part, who is a true blue American, makes us forget she is from the States with an uncanny authentic British accent. It is perhaps better than Gwyneth Paltrow’s. Ewan McGregor is barely seen in the film but his scene is perhaps the most moving.

‘Nanny McPhee Returns’ is a delightful experience, but different than the original film, I believe adults will be able to indulge a bit more in the story. Leave no bones about it, kids are going to like this charming sequel.

Jack Rico

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2010/08/19 at 12:00am

Nanny McPhee Returns

08.19.2010 | By |

Nanny McPhee Returns

In today’s Hollywood spectrum it seems that the best family films are animated. There are some live action fare that reached critical praise such as Percy Jackson and the Olympians and The Karate Kid, but none can be compared to what I believe to be the best family film of 2010 so far – ‘Nanny McPhee Returns’ starring Emma Thompson.

In this sequel, Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson) arrives once again to help a harried young mother, Mrs. Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal), with running the family farm while her husband is away at war. With Mrs. Green’s children waging a personal war with their two spoiled rich cousins, Nanny McPhee comes to the rescue using her magical cane to teach the kids five important new lessons.

It might not seem that difficult to the novice eye, but blending in comedy, action, drama and special effects to create a family film with an affecting message is tougher than one might think. The original film, though sweet and endearing, was much more targeted to seven year olds while dismissing adults. Not so in this follow up where director Susanna White and screenwriter Emma Thompson delve death into the parameters of the story with panache and care.

It cannot go unsaid how remarkable the cast is, in particular the child actors Eros Vlahos and Rosie Taylor-Ritson who play the spoiled, rich cousins from London. Their acting skill is leagues apart from the rest of the young cast, which you could argue, might be a detriment to the picture. Nevertheless, it is rare to see actors this young being this good. It is a rare treat to see and enjoy. Maggie Gyllenhaal on her part, who is a true blue American, makes us forget she is from the States with an uncanny authentic British accent. It is perhaps better than Gwyneth Paltrow’s. Ewan McGregor is barely seen in the film but his scene is perhaps the most moving.

‘Nanny McPhee Returns’ is a delightful experience, but different than the original film, I believe adults will be able to indulge a bit more in the story. Leave no bones about it, kids are going to like this charming sequel.

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