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Review: A Dog's Purpose

PLOT: A dog lives several different lifetimes, with several different owners, bringing a measure of happiness to each of them. But what is its true purpose in this world? REVIEW: "A Dog's Purpose" is, evidently, to kick your heart into submission. As a film, A DOG'S PURPOSE is emotional torture porn, a movie that knows it will absolutely get sympathetic...
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Universal cancels premiere of A Dog's Purpose in the wake of leaked video

You may remember seeing a trailer for A DOG'S PURPOSE that followed (you guessed it) a dog looking to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners. The film is set to be released on January 27th and looks to offer up your usual family fare that comes out this time of year. Recently, a video was "leaked" to TMZ that showed a scene from the...
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A Dog's Purpose trailer takes talking animal movies to a whole new level

It's National Dog Day today apparently, as learned via the numerous posts about it clogging up my Twitter feed. As a result, Universal saw this as the perfect opportunity to serve up a trailer for A DOG'S PURPOSE, the latest in a long tradition of talking animal movies. However, upon closer look at Lasse Hallström's film, there's something more going on here...
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Will Ferrell to star in comedy drama Tom's Dad for director Lasse Hallstrom

There have been some stunning dramatic performances from actors known for comedy: Robin Williams , Jim Carrey , Adam Sandler , and even Will Ferrell . With roles in movies like STRANGER THAN FICTION, EVERYTHING MUST GO, and WINTER PASSING, Ferrell has shown his prowess for more than dick jokes. Teaming with acclaimed filmmaker Lasse Halstrom, Ferrell is going to bring his acting chops...
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Review: The Hundred-Foot Journey

PLOT : When the Kadam family finds themselves looking for a new life in France, they decide to set up a restaurant just across the street from one that has already been established. The family clashes with the neighboring restaurateur – an arrogant woman named Madame Mallory - even while their talented son falls for one of the rivaling employees. REVIEW : The title of THE...
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Review: Safe Haven

PLOT: Katie ( Julianne Hough ) is a young woman on the run, who lands in a sleepy North Carolina town, and tries to start a new life. She quickly falls for Alex ( Josh Duhamel ) - a widowed father of two- but their bliss is threatened by Katie’s past. REVIEW: SAFE HAVEN is a return to the Nicholas Sparks well for director Lasse Hallstrom , after making DEAR JOHN...
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Your next Nicholas Sparks date movie has arrived! The trailer for Safe Haven with Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel

Get ready for the sap!  The trailer for SAFE HAVEN is here! Every year or so we get a new Nicholas Spark's adaptation that exists primarily to swoon the panties off the ladies and create face-palm imprints on most men's foreheads.  It can be a painful experience if you resist or tolerable if you focus on the positives.  So, let's do that, shall we?  First off, we have Julianne Hough, who is...
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