Rebecca Cusey
Paramount Pictures

Megamind

Movie
by Rebecca Cusey
Posted 11/05/10, 04:32 am

Is it ever fair to judge a book by its cover? Can someone change? Can a villain with a big, blue, light-bulb-shaped head find love? The new children's animated movie Megamind aims to find out.

Megamind (voiced by Will Ferrell) escapes to Earth as a baby from a dying planet. Unfortunately, he arrives at the same time as Metro Man (Brad Pitt), a strong, flying, good-haired jewel of an interplanetary refugee. Metro Man fills the role of superhero, so Megamind is cast in the only remaining role: evil villain.

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Zodiak Entertainment

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Movie
by Rebecca Cusey
Posted 11/05/10, 04:32 am

Stieg Larsson's novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo dominates the New York Times bestseller list, along with the other two books in the series, The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Clearly, they've had an impact on American society.

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Conviction

Movie | Hilary Swank's portrayal of Betty Anne is likely to win her another Oscar nod
by Rebecca Cusey
Posted 10/22/10, 05:38 am

Every mistreated, abused, falsely accused, or wrongfully imprisoned person should be so blessed as to have a Betty Anne Waters on his side. Conviction, an Oscar-chasing movie about one sister's long but frantic struggle to rescue her brother from unjust imprisonment, is infused with a sense of righteous desperation that moves Betty Anne to action day after day for 18 years. Based on a true story, Conviction is rated R for bad language and a few graphic crime scene images.

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