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Cloudy with a chance of deception

Have you heard this one? A couple walks into a community-based assistance office seeking advice on securing a mortgage without declaring income or filing income taxes because they engage in a profession that is exclusively paid for with cash. As some of the advisers work furtively with this situation so that the young couple can finally become homeowners, it’s clear that this is a pimp and his prostitute.

A district for a critic

District 9

Starring Sharlto Copley, Jason Cope, David James, Vanessa Haywood, Mandla Gaduka
Directed by Neill Blomkamp

Canned films

The Goods:
Live Hard, Sell Hard

Starring Jeremy Piven, Ving Rhames,
James Brolin
Directed by Neal Brennan

Adam
Starring Hugh Dancy, Rose Byrne, Peter Gallagher, Amy Irving
Directed by Max Meyer

Taking Woodstock
Starring Demetri Martin, Imelda Staunton, Emile Hirsh
Directed by Ang Lee

Rating: Just in time for back-to-school, these three films feel like they were made by students for students — sort of like those bygone After School Specials.

Reviews about reviews of films about films being filmed

“Politi-flix” received a tip that its film critic, Doug Young, was seen recently in various art house movie theaters throughout Denver. Our sources in fact saw him as he entered the Landmark’s Esquire and Chez Artiste theaters to catch some obscure offering about some esoteric topic. We were unable to verify if he purchased any treats from the concession stand as our cameras were not allowed inside.

H2O / (C6H10O5)n + CH3CO

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

An animated film starring the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Simon Pegg, Queen Latifah, Denis Leary; Directed by Calos Saldanha and Mike Thurmeier

Rating: Kids are being blinded by non-science.

Oooh, how shocking!

View Doug Young's review of Bruno as a PDF.

Harry Potter’s window on our world

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emily Watson, Rupert Grint, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman; Directed by David Yates

A film about bombs that doesn't 'bomb'

The Hurt Locker

Starring Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Ralph Fiennes
Directed by Katherine Bigelow

Wanted by the FBI

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