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Beauty and the Beast

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Beauty and the Beast fall for each other

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  • Kill the Messenger (2014)

    Don't Kill Jeremy Renner Review by Robert Denerstein: When the hero becomes the goat...

  • Chef (2014)

    Favreau and friends in the Chef truck Review by Robert Denerstein: Measured by the "good-time factor," Chef is a success

  • X-Men: First Class (2011)

    Bacon chews through the First Class Review by Marty Mapes: Reboot brings youth, wisdom, and a politically open mind to the summer action flick

    Review by Robert Denerstein: This prequel offers a good deal of fun

  • 2012 (2009)

    Harrelson prophesizes destruction in 2012 Review by Robert Denerstein: When it comes to global mayhem, Emmerich doesn't disappoint, but 2012 is too long

  • Frost/Nixon (2008)

    David tries to Frost Nixon Review by Marty Mapes: The best boxing movie of 2008; with words and wits instead of gloves and fists

  • Loverboy (2006)

    Review by Anand "Andy" Ramachandran: A new degree of Kevin Bacon: director

  • Casanova (2005)

    Ledger loves 'em as Casanova Review by Marty Mapes: Those who grew up with Three's Company reruns will recognize the story

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: A nice looking, but shallow, bit of fluff

  • Pieces of April (2003)

    Katie Holmes portrays Pieces of April Review by Marty Mapes: Great performances of well observed characters lift the movie above its one-note ending

  • Don't Say a Word (2001)

    Review by Matt Anderson: The source of enough forehead smacking to give Brett Favre a concussion

  • Simon Birch (1998)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Funny Bones (1995)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Not wacky or hilarious, but a great drama about comedy