Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Everyone's a Critic

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Everyone's a Critic

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STATE OF PLAY

Russell Crowe, a reporter for the Washington Globe, is suddenly drawn into a murder/mystery plot that involves his longtime friend, Congressman Affleck. Affleck seems to be a good guy caught in a scheme to stop his investigation by killing his assistant/mistress. Crowe has the look of the old detective, Peter Falk, complete with beat-up car. Crowe is outstanding in solving this very complex mystery and making his very nervous editor's deadline.

OBSERVE AND REPORT

The creators of "Superbad" have given us the year's sleeper hit. While the film is hysterical, it is also about love, love lost and love found again, and how the greatest adventure of any lifetime will come in the most unexpected places. If you don't laugh one minute and then cry the next, then just go and get your pulse checked because it doesn't matter who you are or where you come from, there's no way you won't be able to relate to this one.

Jason Greathouse, 31, Orange Park

17 AGAIN

Having not yet had the Zac Efron Experience, I was curious what all the fuss was about. Must every pre-teen girl in America be in love with him? It didn't take long for me to "get" it, as this movie is nothing more than a vehicle to showcase Zac Efron's adorability. The hair, the moves, the smile - it's all shrewdly calculated to make you like him. What a sap I am - I fell for it!

Pat Crandall, 58, West Beaches

I LOVE YOU, MAN

As Best Bro flicks go, this one is off the beat, but on the money. Paul Rudd plays the just-misses-being-cool, about-to-be-married guy to Jason Segal's confirmed-bachelor-you'd-like-to-hang-with guy to perfection. The relationship is so awkwardly funny that even projectile vomiting works in this context! And what's not to like when Lou Ferrigno cameos as himself and Segal provokes him to go all Hulk on him? We laughed a lot!

Pat Crandall, 58, West Beaches

GOLDEN BOYS

I don't usually get excited about a film. …

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