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Review – Real Steel (Blu-ray)

Real Steel Release Date: January 24, 2012 Director: Shawn Levy Writers: John Gatins (screenplay), Dan Gilroy and Jeremy Leven (story) Stars: Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly and Dakota Goyo MPAA Rating: PG-13 HoboTrashcan’s Rating: If you’ve ever wanted to see a robot square off against a bull at

Review – Red Tails

Red Tails Release Date: January 20, 2012 Director: Anthony Hemingway Writers: John Ridley (story/screenplay) and Aaron McGruder (screenplay) Stars: Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney and David Oyelowo MPAA Rating: PG-13 HoboTrashcan’s Rating: Promoting Red Tails, George Lucas told the New York Times that he wanted

Review – Contraband

Contraband Release Date: January 13, 2012 Director: Baltasar Kormákur Writers:Aaron Guzikowski (screenplay), Arnaldur Indriðason (film Reykjavik-Rotterdam) and Óskar Jónasson (film Reykjavik-Rotterdam) Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi and Kate Beckinsale MPAA Rating: R HoboTrashcan’s Rating: January is the bleakest month for movies. The studios tend to launch their

Review – Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Release Date: January 6, 2012 Director: Tomas Alfredson Writers: Bridget O’Connor & Peter Straughan (screenplay), John le Carré (novel) Stars: Gary Oldman, Colin Firth and Tom Hardy MPAA Rating: R HoboTrashcan’s Rating: “I’ll tell you a secret. The last act makes a film.

Review – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Release Date: December 20, 2011 Director: David Fincher Writers: Steven Zaillian (screenplay), Stieg Larsson (novel) Stars: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and Christopher Plummer MPAA Rating: R HoboTrashcan’s Rating: Even before last year’s Academy Award nominations for The Social Network, David Fincher

Review – Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Release Date: December 16, 2011 Director: Guy Ritchie Writers: Michele Mulroney & Kieran Mulroney (written by), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (characters: Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson) Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law and Jared Harris MPAA Rating: PG-13 HoboTrashcan’s Rating: Sherlock Holmes:

Review – New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve Release Date: December 9, 2011 Director: Garry Marshall Writer: Katherine Fugate Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher MPAA Rating: PG-13 HoboTrashcan’s Rating: The opening lines of the traditional New Year’s Eve song “Auld Lang Syne” poses the question: “Should old acquaintance

Review – The Artist

The Artist Release Date: TBD (currently in limited release) Director: Michel Hazanavicius Writer: Michel Hazanavicius Stars: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo and John Goodman MPAA Rating: PG-13 HoboTrashcan’s Rating: Mainstream movies today are typically a strange cocktail of CGI special effects, 3D technology and blaring THX surround sound.

Review – The Muppets

The Muppets Release Date: November 23, 2011 Director: James Bobin Writers: Jim Henson (characters), Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller (screenplay) Stars: Amy Adams, Jason Segel and Chris Cooper MPAA Rating: PG HoboTrashcan’s Rating: There have been a number of Muppet films to come along in the post-Jim

Review – The Descendants

The Descendants Release Date: November 23, 2011 Director: Alexander Payne Writers: Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (screenplay), Kaui Hart Hemmings (novel) Stars:George Clooney, Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller MPAA Rating: R HoboTrashcan’s Rating: The Descendants is an odd film that isn’t quite sure what it