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Imagine you’re married and your wife decides to give you a hall pass. One week off from marriage. You’re free to do anything you want!

Based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, the movie follows the life of Barney Panofsky (Giamatti) as we watch him through 3 marriages, a popular TV show and a possible murder rap.

Sometimes I walk out of a movie not really knowing what to think. I mean I know whether I liked it or not but I don’t know whether I love it, you know?

Yes, I admit it: I have a man-crush on Colin Firth – acting wise, I mean. Have you ever seen him put in a bad performance?I haven’t and his work in The King’s Speech is no different.

Wow, this movie is bad. Like, “this shouldn’t suck because there’s so much great talent, but it does” bad.

Say what you will, but Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway have great chemistry together and in Love and Other Drugs, it’s on full display.

It’s all Ethan Suplee’s fault. Thanks to his character’s laziness, we have Denzel Washington and Chris Pine risking their lives to save a small Pennsylvania town from a speeding, Unstoppable train loaded with deadly chemicals.

Roger Michele directed one of my favorite movies, Notting Hill (yeah, I’m not afraind to admit that), so I was looking forward to his latest film, Morning Glory.

And this is where James Franco takes over the film. He’s excellent in the role. He’s on-screen by himself (save for a few hallucinations) and never once do you wish the film moved faster. He is perfect.

Robert Downey, Jr is Peter Highman, an architect stranded in Atlanta desperate to get back to his pregnant wife (Michelle Monaghan) in LA. He catches a ride with the also stranded Ethan (Zach Galifianakis) and the road trip from hell begins.

Based on the D.C. Comics graphic novels by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner, RED is a completely entertaining action-comedy starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren.

Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) and Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) are both wonderful. Their scenes together are touching, real and the heart of the film. These are two kids who have found what they are missing in each other.

The opening scene of The Social Network starts off mid-conversation with Erica (Rooney Mara) trying to dig into the brain of Mark Zuckerberk (Eisenberg).

As you can probably guess, it doesn’t go well.

As I was watching I’m Still Here, the Casey Affleck directed documentary about Joaquin Phoenix’s attempt to ditch his acting career to begin a hip-hop career, I was excited to see where this was going to take me.

The Savvy Actor Career Manual bills itself as ‘The Most Comprehensive Actor’s Business Guide Ever’ and while that’s a pretty big claim, it gets pretty close.

Michael Cera again plays Michael Cera, but if you’re successful at something, why rock the boat? And you’re going to love the rest of the cast, especially Kieran Culkin; he’s always got something quick and funny to say. Winstead is pretty perfect as the unattainable girl and Mark Webber, Alison Pill and Johnny Simmons are hilarious as the band.