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“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 […]

“Teddy Bear” Review

“Teddy Bear” Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer “TEDDY BEAR’s” breakout star, Kim Kold, began a career as a competing amateur bodybuilder in 1996. Kold gained some fame after winning several bodybuilding competitions around Europe until he was chosen by a casting agent for a short film, “DENNIS.” The incredible YouTube success of “DENNIS” led […]

“Lincoln” Movie Review

“Lincoln” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Long, cheesy political monologues and crucifies the Lincoln legacy. What a torture! Director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner turn the hallowed figure of Abraham Lincoln into a dreary sop. The list of well-established actors who show up in cameos must have quickly sized up Daniel Day-Lewis’s […]

“Skyfall” Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Skyfall keeps mocking 007 as old and out-of-touch. Bond is stripped of his aristocratic manners, womanizing and gadgets. He goes unshaven and fails his physical! The ice-cold erotic charge of an immaculately groomed Bond is dead. Ian Fleming’s ‘blunt instrument’ has bad knees. He’s one of us now. Thank […]

“Chasing Mavericks” Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer At best, Butler (as the Mr. Miyagi of surfing) got to learn how to surf from a professional. How could a film be marketed as an ”inspirational true story” when the surfing phenom-legend Jay dies in 2001 at age 22 after drowning while “free diving” in the […]

“Alex Cross” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander Film Critic Matthew Fox is terrifying and awesome while Perry proves he cannot act, especially in emotional close-ups. I did like the phantasmagoric story. Who wants a hulking, fat action star clearly having a stunt double do his running in the opening scene? Considering what Detective Dr. Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) actually […]

“The Master” Movie Review

“The Master” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander Film Critic Homoerotic obsession with a very dangerous man. Hoffman plays a seductive, likeable Master. I remember the Lifespring terror tactics in the 80s. The criticism identifies Lancaster “The Master” Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) as a con man in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson brilliant film. The trailer’s crucial line “Don’t you know he’s making it all […]

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