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Magic dance – The Incredible Burt Wonderstone review

By Simon Miraudo March 13, 2013 The Incredible Burt Wonderstone gets a lot of mileage out of its stars’ increasingly ridiculous hairdos. I’m not proud to say that they kept me giggling throughout, but they did, and I have to live with that. If a lot of effort was put into hair and makeup, not […]

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The spy stays in the picture – Argo review

Argo – Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, and John Goodman. Directed by Ben Affleck. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Here’s a story so strange and unlikely I can scarcely believe it’s true. No, I’m not referring to the tale of Argo, in which the CIA attempted to sneak six American hostages out of Iran by […]

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Trailer Debut: Argo

The trailer for Argo, Ben Affleck‘s directorial follow-up to The Town, has debuted online. Affleck stars in the film as CIA “exfiltration” specialist Tony Mendez, who is tasked with rescuing six U.S. citizens from Iran during the 1979 hostage crisis. The CIA’s plot – which remained classified for decades – was to enter Iran under […]

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Time for a switcheroo – The Change-Up review

The Change-Up – Starring Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds and Leslie Mann. Directed by David Dobkin. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. For a film called The Change-Up, this thing is pretty damn stale. Forget the fact this is a body swap comedy (a genre that went out fashion with shoulder pads and Ken Done sweaters, despite […]

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