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“Pain & Gain” Review

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“Pain & Gain” Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Michael Bay delivers a terrific, violent, funny heist movie. Wahlberg once again throws himself into the role without movie star ego. He’s fabulous – as it seems – always. I learned a lot about bodybuilders. No hackneyed robots! “PAIN & GAIN” is based on a true story […]

“K-11” Movie Review

“K-11” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander Las Vegas Informer Who knew there was a special K-11 inmate division for LGBT criminals to run the dormitory, take drugs, dress up and have sex with the guards? What is not to love here? It’s about she-men in jail ruled over by Mousey, played to the hilt by the insanely charismatic […]

“Trance” Movie Review

“Trance” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Convoluted and deliciously twisty but worth even a second viewing. I’ve been placed under hypnosis and it’s not like this at all. Why isn’t Vincent Cassel a huge star in the U.S.? Simon (James McAvoy) is a fashionable star fine art auctioneer. He explains the high-tech security […]

“ADMISSION” Movie Review

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“ADMISSION” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer  Tina Fey’s first big blunder. Cavalier and flippant regarding serious issues. Sloppy directing, terrible acting. Where is Helen Hunt when you need her? Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) has some mommy-daddy issues. Her feminist mother Susannah (Lily Tomlin), sporting a Bella Abzug tattoo, proudly keeps reminding her Princeton […]

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

By Sean Molloy, contributing writer Informer Media Group After seeing this very predictable comedy one thing is clear, Steve Carell needs to stop being the top billed actors in movies. Carell works best in a solid ensemble comedy. Anchorman, Crazy Stupid Love, and the 40 Year Old Virgin work because there is such a strong […]

“The Call” Movie Review

“The Call” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Thrilling, then it goes Hollywood stupid and then the best ending ever! Berry’s hair co-stars and chews the scenery. Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) is a 911 operator in L.A. This 911 center is called “The Hive” and the degree of technological skill displayed is reassuring. Let’s hope […]

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” Movie Review

“The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Jim Carrey walks off with the movie and he knows it. My bona fides: I live in Las Vegas, formerly the domain of Siegfried and Roy, now the Cirque du Soleil fiefdom. My husband and I are friends with many mentalists, illusionists, and magicians: alchemist and master […]

“Jack the Giant Slayer” Movie Review

“Jack the Giant Slayer” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander Las Vegas Informer Fee-fi-fo-fun! Singer has cleverly re-interpreted the fairy tale saving Jack’s reputation. I saw “JACK” in IMAX 3D and it was lots of fun. But if you are waiting to hear “Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman,” or see, as I was, the goose that lays the golden […]

“THE LAST STAND” Movie Review

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“THE LAST STAND” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer He’s not back quite yet. We don’t expect acting from Arnold Schwarzengger. We want to see a man with the determination of The Terminator. We certainly do not want to see him as a successful, highly-paid executive with a beautiful wife, children and a maid. With a […]

“Broken City” Review

“Broken City” Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer New Yorkers would never elect a man for mayor who wears bangs. New York City police officer Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) shoots a man on the street. Thing is, the guy is a rapist-murderer, who was let go on a technicality. Though Taggart’s explanation is hard to […]

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