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Meet the Browns

Posted in Movies with tags , , on March 21, 2008 by funofmovie

Like previous Tyler Perry movies, Meet the Browns was not screened for critics — at least not in the U.S. Philip Marchand of the Toronto Star either attended a press screening or a preview not intended for the likes of himself. “Viewers at the screening I attended laughed uproariously” at one of the character’s malapropisms, he writes. “To this hilarity I remained indifferent,” he added, “and [also] to Perry’s manipulation of plot for maximum emotional effect.” Nevertheless, he concludes, “It would take a stony critic, however, to dismiss entirely the movie’s tribute to the virtues of perseverance and generosity.”


Posted in Movies with tags on March 21, 2008 by funofmovie

21 FACTS!Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) is a math whiz studying at MIT who gets recruited into a shadowy group of equally talented nerds led by a former professor (Kevin Spacey). With their amazing ability to keep track of numbers, the group heads out to Las Vegas to take part in an elaborate blackjack-card-counting scheme that can potentially win them millions from the casios. Loosely based on the bestselling nonfiction book Bringing Down the House.

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