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Wall*E

Wall*E

Plot: Wall*E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) is a robot stuck on what is left of Earth. It’s a garbage planet and has been for nearly 700 years. His life suddenly takes a shift from beyond collecting junk when Eve, another robot, makes a trip to the planet. Suddenly Wall*E finds himself trying to save Earth, humanity and the love of his life.

Who’s It For? It doesn’t matter who you are, Wall*E is for everyone. The one thing you have to make sure of is that you can appreciate the concept of a musical. There are no song and dance numbers performed per se, but an ongoing theme does include Hello Dolly.

Expectations: Hmm… Short Circuit and a little E.T. in outer space didn’t seem like much. Plus, I

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The Love Guru

The Love Guru

Plot: Deepak Chopra, looks like you have company. Guru Pitka (Mike Myers) is the love guru and needs to work his magic on hockey all-star Darren Roanke (Romany Malco), but he also falls for the team owner, Jane Bullard (Jessica Alba).

Who’s It For? It’s a lowbrow comedy with many jokes consisting of a play on words, or someone getting punched in the nuts. Myers isn’t a guarantee any more and he is most certainly front and center in this film.

Expectations: My favorite Myers film is still So I Married an Axe Murderer? with Austin Powers being a close second. Those films seem a long way off and Myers’ charm has faded. I assumed I

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The Happening

The Happening

Plot: A science teacher (Mark Wahlberg) and his wife (Zooey Deschanel) leave Philadelphia and go on the run from an apocalyptic crisis that is killing everyone in its path, making its way through the Northeast.

Who’s It For? If you are a die-hard M. Night Shyamalan fan, then no matter what I say, you’re seeing this flick. Even though this is a horror film, and there are some disturbing images, most of the violence and gore is left to the imagination.

Expectations: I was hoping. That’s all I could muster for M. after Lady in the Water and The Village.

SCORECARD (1-10)

Actors:
Mark Wahlberg as Elliot Moore: It just didn’t fit. Elliot is a

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The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk

Plot: Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) is back and along with him is his angry green giant that lurches within. Bruce is on the run from the military who want to harvest him as a weapon, while all he wants to do is get rid of the beast.

Who’s It For? Comic book fans should be a little more inclined with this version of Hulk compared with Ang Lee’s 2003 adaptation. But ladies, the romance doesn’t work, so if that’s your only reason for going, you can stay at home.

Expectations: I love Norton. He’s easily in my top 5 right now. But saying that, Hulk is a tough sell because of the CGI factor. Plus, rumors swirled about Norton refusing to do press for the film because they wouldn’t agree to 10

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