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Miranda Foresman

Ever the skeptic Miranda Foresman wonders what movie she will watch next….

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Movie review: The Artist, silence is golden

By Miranda Foresman Ever the skeptic, I questioned the critical hullabaloo when I heard about The Artist and all of its splendor. This weekend, courtesy of the Fair Oaks Theater in Arroyo Grande, I became a believer. The novelty of the antiquity of presenting a silent film in black and white is just so fitting […]... (Continue Reading)

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Movie review: Safe House

By MIRANDA FORESMAN Denzel Washington could make a banana perform as if it were Carmen Miranda in the flesh. He just brings out the best in his costars that way. In his latest release, Safe House, he even manages to make Ryan Reynolds appear as if he wants to act. (Sorry Ryan, I’m still epically […]... (Continue Reading)

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Movie review: Contraband

BY MIRANDA FORESMAN Take some thrills, some suspense, and a great deal of illegal activity, blend them thoroughly and place aboard a container ship, and you’ve got yourself a crime-thriller. Contraband, while not hugely original, entertains enough with fairly good performances from a reputable cast. Mark Wahlberg leads the film as Chris Farraday, a retired […]... (Continue Reading)

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Movie Review: I Don’t Know How She Does It

By MIRANDA FORESMAN Dear Readers, consider yourselves warned. This weekend I saw a film that I genuinely lament having seen. I wouldn’t fork out cash for I Don’t Know How She Does It unless you are actively hiding from vicious ninjas who happen to be allergic to Sarah Jessica Parker. In response to the title […]... (Continue Reading)

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DVD Rewind: A Single Man (2009)

By MIRANDA FORESMAN After a summer of movies in theaters, I’d like to try something a little different (and more economical for most). With “DVD Rewind”, I’ll introduce you to films that I have found worth thinking about, talking about, and sharing. Hopefully we can discover something new (that’s old) together! This past weekend I […]... (Continue Reading)

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Movie Review: Cowboys & Aliens

By MIRANDA FORESMAN This year’s summer movies are made of comic books, big names, and huge budgets. Cowboys & Aliens has the proper ingredients, but, alas, the end result feels way over-baked. Inspired by a graphic novel, Cowboys & Aliens has the appearance of a movie that had about a dozen too many puppeteers trying […]... (Continue Reading)

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Movie Review: Horrible Bosses

By MIRANDA FORESMAN Leave the kids at home. Have a responsible glass of wine or bottle of beer. Go to the cinema, get good seats, and see the most depraved good time you can have in a movie theater this season. Watch Horrible Bosses, and if you don’t laugh out loud at least once, your […]... (Continue Reading)

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Movie Review: Larry Crowne

BY MIRANDA FORESMAN There is something nice about getting out of your own life and visiting someone else’s for a few hours. Larry Crowne is a nice enough getaway, but I just don’t feel like it got far enough away. With subjects such as the layoff of a good man, a teacher who drinks quite […]... (Continue Reading)

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Movie review: X-Men First Class

By MIRANDA FORESMAN Prequels have a reputation for being less than satisfying. After all, who goes back and reads the prologue after reading through the book? The allure for X-Men: First Class is not solely the story but more so the fresh cast of characters and the big action visual effects. By those standards it […]... (Continue Reading)

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Movie Review: Pirates of the Caribbean 4

BY MIRANDA FORESMAN Johnny Depp may never play anyone else as well as he does Jack Sparrow. Captain Jack Sparrow, to be precise. In Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, he does what only Depp can do: make a Disney movie cool. Not that the entire film is about Depp, just the best parts. […]... (Continue Reading)

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