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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows – Good, Bad & Ugly Review

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 68% (Critics) / 55% (Audience)
Directed By: Guy Ritchie
Written By: Kieran & Michele Mulroney
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Noomi Rapace, Rachel McAdams
Studio: Warner Brothers

Synopsis: Master detective Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick Dr. Watson return in an adventure that pits them against the greatest evil Holmes has ever faced in Prof. James Moriarity. Can Holmes outwit a villain who is every bit the genius he is?

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Snakes On A Plane

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 68% (Critics) / 55% (Audience)
Directed By: David R. Ellis
Written By: John Heffernan
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Marguiles, Nathan Phillips, Bobby Cannavale
Studio: New Line Cinema

Synopsis: An FBI agent has to save the passengers on a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii from the deadly snakes released on the plane as part of a plan to stop the witness under his protection from testifying against a mob boss.
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Immortals – Good, Bad & Ugly Review

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 36% (Critics) 57% (Audience)
Directed By: Tarsem Singh
Written By: Charley Parlapanides and Vlas Parlapanides
Starring: Henry Cavill, Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, Stephen Dorff
Studio: Relativity Media

Synopsis: The mad king Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), enraged at The Gods for allowing his family to die, seeks revenge on them and the world by unleashing the Titans to destroy them. Only the peasant Theseus (Henry Cavill) stands in Hyperion’s way but will even being under the watchful eye of Zeus (Luke Evans) be enough for Theseus to stop Hyperion’s plans?

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Tower Heist

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 68% (Critics) 60% (Audience)
Directed By: Brett Ratner
Written By: Ted Griffin, Jeff Nathanson, Adam Cooper, Bill Collage
Starring: Ben Stiller, Eddie Murphy, Alan Alda, Casey Affleck, MAtthew Broderick, Tea Leoni, Michael Pena, Gabourey Sidibe
Studio: Universal

Synopsis: After a crew of employees at a ritzy apartment building in New York are fleeced of their savings by one of the tenants, a wealthy businessman, in a Ponzi scheme, the working stiffs (with the help of a career criminal) plot to rob his penthouse to get their money back.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: The Thing (2011)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 35% (Critics) 51% (Audience)
Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Writers: Ronald D. Moore, Eric Heisserer
Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje and Ulrich Thomsen
Studio: Universal Pictures

Synopsis: The 1982 John Carpenter directed THE THING is one of the most revered horror movies in the history of horror movies. For my money it is the greatest achievement of Carpenter’s career and the best movie that Kurt Russell has ever had the pleasure of starring in. So it is with all of that heavy praise that the 2011 version of THE THING comes to movies screen across the country. The 2011 movie is a prequel that focuses on the doomed crew of the Norwegian research facility that is discovered by the equally doomed crew of the 1982 movie. The Norwegian’s discover a spaceship buried under the snow covered terrain and a single alien encased in ice. The alien in ice is the impetus for the head of the Norwegian science team to recruit an American paleontologist (Mary Elizabeth Winstead, SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD) to help with the discovery. Before you know it the shape-shifting alien breaks out of the ice and all hell breaks loose.

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Arena – Good, Bad & Ugly Review

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A (Critics) 25% (Audience)
Director: Jonah Loop
Writer: Tony Giglio and Michael Hultquist
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kellan Lutz and Johnny Messner
Studio: Stage 6 Films

Synopsis: ARENA is an action flick that finds TWILIGHT‘s Kellan Lutz as David Lord a former marine turned paramedic and semi-pro rugby player being forced into gladiatorial combat by Samuel L. Jackson, the nameless head of a “Fight Club to the death” show called Death Games that is broadcast online.

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The Descent – Good, Bad & Ugly Review

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 84% (Critics) 71% (Audience)
Director: Neil Marshall
Writer: Neil Marshall
Starring: Shauna MacDonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
Studio: Lionsgate

Synopsis: Upon first glance the best description of The Descent is that it’s about a bunch of lesbians who go spelunking but it’s more than that. A lot more. It’s about a bunch of lesbians who go spelunking and then get attacked by mutant mole men!

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