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Mel Valentin

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Not an Easy Choice
By Mel Valentin (Dec 13, 2011)
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars. [/b]The Dilemma[/b], falters from the opening scene and never recovers, falling short on delivering the laughs promised by the involvement of Vince Vaughan and Kevin James. More »
Same old Song
By Mel Valentin (Dec 07, 2011)
Quality songwriting and, to a lesser extent, quality singing help to offset [b]Country Strong[/b]’s countless weaknesses. More »
An Unwanted Reunion
By Mel Valentin (Nov 22, 2010)
[b]Little Fockers[/b] flounders from one ill-connected scene to another, culminating in a birthday bash that reunites the Byrnes and Focker families. More »
A Worthy Western
By Mel Valentin (Nov 22, 2010)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars. For their adaptation of [b]True Grit[/b], the Coen Brothers went back to the Charles Portis novel, shifting the emphasis back to Mattie, the central character and narrator. More »
An Oscar Contender
By Mel Valentin (Nov 16, 2010)
Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars. It’s the battle outside the ring that elevates [b]The Fighter[/b] beyond the predictable limitations of the boxing/sports drama subgenre. More »
The Chronicles of Narnia
By Mel Valentin (Nov 09, 2010)
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars. [b]The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader[/b] arrives in movie theaters with little, if any, of the anticipation of its two predecessors. More »
Reluctant Prince Becomes King
By Mel Valentin (Nov 09, 2010)
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Directed by Tom Hooper, [b]The King’s Speech[/b] has all the qualities of an Oscar-worthy film. More »
Stuck in Neutral
By Mel Valentin (Oct 28, 2010)
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars. Action fans have been waiting seven years since [b]The Rundown[/b] for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to deliver on the promise as a next-gen action hero. More »
Score One for Disney
By Mel Valentin (Oct 25, 2010)
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. [b]Tangled[/b] offers a mix of old-school Disney storytelling with new-school animation techniques. More »
A Prison-Escape Thriller
By Mel Valentin (Oct 18, 2010)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars. With [b]The Next Three Days[/b], Paul Haggis leaves the messaging aside for a prison-escape thriller that’s every bit as entertaining as it is shallow. More »
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