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March 26, 2009
  April films make for a mixed bagPDF files may take a moment to load

Maybe it's because of the advent of spring, but movies feel somewhat fresher and wider ranging at this time of year, even if they aren't. The slate feels as if it's been wiped clean and expectations are wide open. Or maybe we're just more tolerant with the prospect of fair weather? Upon closer investigation, overall there's not too much to be excited about save the potential to be diverted by mostly fluffy and just fairly decent movies.

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February 26, 2009
  Post-Oscar films to enjoy in MarchPDF files may take a moment to load

Emerging from all the hullabaloo and buzz of the Academy Awards, one realizes that other than a few upcoming "majorly anticipated" movies, what else is there? Not that anything else is less than worthy of our collective attention, but there hasn't been much circulating around other than Watchmen trailers. Well, the Oscars have been awarded now, and according to the adverts at the end of the show on the U.S. feed, we need to push forward on the movie front.

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January 22, 2009
  Upcoming movies a sea of dullPDF files may take a moment to load

Alas, it's January, so gird yourselves for the new semester, as well as a month that will offer little in the way of good escapism, new movie-wise. It sounds rather bleak, but take comfort in the fact that there are still plenty of award-nominated and critically-acclaimed films still in theatres.

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November 27, 2008
  Holiday season on the silver screenPDF files may take a moment to load

Like a very welcome and comforting cup of Lady Grey on a cold day, holiday movie season has arrived. Higher quality films are starting to settle in, hoping to pique Academy voter interests as well as rake in the dough from people getting their yearly reprieve from work. Fear not lovers of irony, and those who just don't know any better, as some crap is also headed straight for your gullets.

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October 23, 2008
  Spooky flicks send us into winterPDF files may take a moment to load

Hark! Good movies be on the horizon! Almost! It's getting closer to American Thanksgiving, that time of year when studios begin to roll out their finest fillies for award season. But sadly, it is always darkest before the dawn, and before we can see such gems The Soloist, starring Robert Downey Jr., and The Road, a post-apocalyptic film based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy-- both of which were inexplicably pushed back from Nov. 21-- we have to make do with the Halloween movie season.

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September 25, 2008
  Fall flicks hit the silver screenPDF files may take a moment to load

The early fall season is sort of a thankless time for movies, being wedged in between summer blockbuster season and the award-worthy movie season in December. Like January, early fall is the time when a lot of studio afterthoughts are put out, and a time where low-quality fare might actually get some notice and make a buck, for example obviously horrible kiddie-fare such as Beverly Hills Chihuahua, coming out Oct. 3, and the money-making machine that is the third installment of the High School Musical franchise set for Oct. 24.

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