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Mel Valentin

SF Station Writer

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Out to Sea
By Mel Valentin (Aug 23, 2010)
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars. Taking the indie route, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s feature-film debut as a director, [b]Jack Goes Boating[/b], is an adaptation of Bob Glaudini’s stage play. More »
A Poignant, Resonant Romantic Drama
By Mel Valentin (Aug 23, 2010)
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. Mark Romanek and Alex Garland’s debut their adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s critically acclaimed, bestselling 2005 novel. More »
Virtual Meets Reality
By Mel Valentin (Aug 17, 2010)
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. Catfish blurs the lines of reality with the story of an Internet romance that takes a disquieting turn. More »
Leave it to the Wolves
By Mel Valentin (Aug 16, 2010)
Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars. [b]Alpha and Omega[/b] centers on Humphrey (voiced by Justin Long), a bottom-dwelling caste member, in a wolf pack led by Winston (Danny Glover). More »
Clooney Takes a Hit
By Mel Valentin (Aug 01, 2010)
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars. [b]The American[/b] is a pared-down, slow burn, non-cautionary tale about an aging hitman at a moral and spiritual crossroads. More »
Mostly for the Under-10 Set
By Mel Valentin (Jul 22, 2010)
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars. Preteen children will probably find much to like in Nancy McPhee Returns. More »
Surprisingly Engaging
By Mel Valentin (Jul 19, 2010)
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. Jason Bateman's role makes The Switch a surprisingly worthwhile moviegoing experience. More »
An Over-Indulgent Travelogue
By Mel Valentin (Jul 13, 2010)
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars. [b]Eat Pray Love[/b] provides an over-expensive travelogue with clumsy voice-over narration and a personal journey that’s everything except enlightening. More »
Style vs. Substance
By Mel Valentin (Jul 13, 2010)
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. [b]Scott Pilgrim vs. the World[/b] centers on a twenty-something slacker who has few interests beyond playing bass guitar. More »
An Action Comedy That Scores
By Mel Valentin (Jul 06, 2010)
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. [b]The Other Guys[/b], starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg, provides a mostly satisfying mix of laughs and action. More »
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