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Preview: George Thomas and Chris Hewitt Movie Reviews

George Thomas and Chris Hewitt Movie Reviews



Movie reviews



Published: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 11:30:00 -0500

Last Build Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 11:30:00 -0500

Copyright: Copyright 2006
 



Accepted

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 11:30:00 -0500

Review of Accepted. Plot: When a high school burnout discovers he's been rejected from every college he's applied to, he creates a fake university in order to fool his overzealous parents. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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The Illusionist

Thu, 17 Aug 2006 11:30:00 -0500

Review of The Illusionist. Plot: In turn-of-the-century Vienna, a magician (Edward Norton) uses his abilities to secure the love of a woman far above his social standing. Also starring Paul Giamatti. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/illusionist.mp3




The Descent

Thu, 03 Aug 2006 11:45:00 -0500

Movie review of The Descent. Plot: A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Thu, 03 Aug 2006 11:45:00 -0500

Movie review of Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. Plot: #1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. (Reilly). But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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The Night Listener

Thu, 03 Aug 2006 11:45:00 -0500

Movie review of The Night Listener. Plot: In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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Barnyard: The Original Party Animals

Thu, 03 Aug 2006 11:45:00 -0500

Movie review of Barnyard: The Original Party Animals. Plot: When the farmer's away, all the animals play ... and sing, and dance. Eventually, though, someone has to step in and run things, a responsibility that ends up going to Otis (James), a carefree cow. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/barnyard.mp3




World Trade Center

Thu, 03 Aug 2006 11:45:00 -0500

Movie review of World Trade Center. Plot: Two Port Authority police officers become trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/WTC.mp3




Little Miss Sunshine

Thu, 03 Aug 2006 11:45:00 -0500

Movie review of Little Miss Sunshine. Plot: A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/little_miss_sunshine.mp3




Scoop

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 11:30:00 -0500

Movie review of Scoop. Plot: In this Woddy Allen movie, an American journalism student (Scarlett Johansson) in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat (Hugh Jackman) as the incident unfurls. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/scoop.mp3




The Ant Bully

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 11:30:00 -0500

Movie review of The Ant Bully. Plot: After Lucas Nickle floods an ant colony with his watergun, he's magically shrunken down to insect size and sentenced to hard labor in the ruins. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/ant_bully.mp3




John Tucker Must Die

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 11:30:00 -0500

Movie review of John Tucker Must Die. Plot: Three ex-girlfriends of a serial cheater set up their former lover to fall for the new girl in town so they can watch him get his heart broken. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/john_tucker_must_die.mp3




Miami Vice

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 11:30:00 -0500

Movie review of Miami Vice. Plot: Based on the 1980's TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/miami_vice.mp3




Once in a Lifetime

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 11:30:00 -0500

Review of Once in a Lifetime. A documentary about the rise and fall of the N.Y. Cosmos, the soccer team that brought Pele to America; against the backdrop of N.Y. City in the 70's. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/once_in_a_lifetime.mp3




The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green

Thu, 27 Jul 2006 11:30:00 -0500

Review of The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green. Plot: The story of Ethan Green, a 26 year-old professional 'assistant' looking for love in all the wrong places. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/most_unfabulous_social-life_of_ethan_green.mp3




Clerks II interview

Fri, 14 Jul 2006 15:45:00 -0500

An interview with Clerks and Clerks II stars Brian O’Halloran (Dante) and Jeff Anderson (Randal) by George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/thomas/clerks_interview.mp3




You, Me and Dupree

Thu, 13 Jul 2006 15:30:00 -0500

Movie review of You, Me and Dupree. Plot: A best man (Owen Wilson) stays on as a houseguest with the newlyweds, much to the couple's annoyance. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/you_me_dupree.mp3




Little Man

Thu, 13 Jul 2006 15:30:00 -0500

Movie review of Little Man. Plot: A wannabe dad (Shawn Wayans) mistakes a vertically challenged criminal on the lam (Marlon Wayans) as his newly adopted son. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/little_man.mp3




Who Killed the Electric Car?

Thu, 13 Jul 2006 15:30:00 -0500

Review of Who Killed the Electric Car? A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/who_killed_the_electric_car.mp3




A Scanner Darkly

Thu, 13 Jul 2006 15:30:00 -0500

Movie review of A Scanner Darkly. starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/scanner_darkly.mp3




The Heart of the Game

Thu, 06 Jul 2006 13:15:00 -0500

Review of The Heart of the Game. A documentary Roosevelt Roughriders, a girls' high-school basketball team in Seattle, and one player's fight to regain her eligibility to play. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/heart_of_the_game.mp3




Strangers with Candy

Thu, 06 Jul 2006 13:15:00 -0500

Movie review of Strangers with Candy. Plot: A prequel to the critically acclaimed series featuring Jerri Blank, a 46 year-old ex-junkie, ex-con who returns to high school in a bid to start her life over Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/strangers_with_candy.mp3




Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Thu, 06 Jul 2006 13:15:00 -0500

Movie review of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. Plot: Jack owes an unpaid debt to Davy Jones and his army of sea-phantoms...his soul. Now, he must find a way to save himself from becoming one of them, and suffering forever. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/pirates_of_the_caribbean.mp3




Superman - Bryan Singer Interview

Tue, 27 Jun 2006 01:05:00 -0500

George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, interviews Superman directory Bryan Singer.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/thomas/bryan_singer_interview.mp3




Superman

Tue, 27 Jun 2006 01:05:00 -0500

George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, and Rich Heldenfels, the Beacon's TV writer, discuss their passion for Superman.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/thomas/superman.mp3




Superman Returns

Thu, 22 Jun 2006 12:05:00 -0500

Movie review of Superman Returns. Plot: After a long visit to the lost remains of the planet Krypton, the Man of Steel returns to earth to become the peoples savior once again and reclaim the love of Lois Lane Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/superman_returns.mp3




Click

Thu, 22 Jun 2006 12:05:00 -0500

Movie review of Click. Plot: "Click" (starring Adam Sandler) focuses on a workaholic architect who finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/click.mp3




Nacho Libre

Thu, 15 Jun 2006 12:35:00 -0500

Review of Nacho Libre. Plot: In order to save an orphanage from closure, a priest (Jack Black) dons a masks and moonlights as a luchador. Written and directed by Jared Hess of Napoleon Dynamite fame. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Thu, 15 Jun 2006 12:35:00 -0500

Review of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. Plot: In order to avoid a jail sentence, Sean Boswell heads to Tokyo to live with his military officer uncle. In a low-rent section of the city, Shaun gets caught up in the underground world of drift racing. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/fast_furious.mp3




Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

Thu, 15 Jun 2006 12:35:00 -0500

Review of Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties. Plot: Jon Arbuckle (Meyer) travels to the United Kingdom, and he brings his cat, Garfield (voiced by Murray), along for the trip. A case of mistaken cat identity finds Garfield ruling over a castle, but his reign is soon jeopardized by the nefarious Lord Dargis (Connolly), who has designs on the estate. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/garfield.mp3




The Lake House

Thu, 15 Jun 2006 12:35:00 -0500

Review of The Lake House. Plot: A lonely doctor (Sandra Bullock) who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, a frustrated architect (Keanu Reeves). When they discover that they're actually living two years apart, they must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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An Inconvenient Truth

Thu, 08 Jun 2006 11:35:00 -0500

Review of An Inconvenient Truth. A documentary on Al Gore's campaign to make the issue of global warming a recognized problem worldwide. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/inconvenient_truth.mp3




Cars

Thu, 08 Jun 2006 11:35:00 -0500

Movie review of Cars. Plot: Pixar animated film. Cars Is the saga of Lightning McQueen, a hot-shot animated stock-car voiced by actor Owen Wilson. In route to a big race, the cocky McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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A Prairie Home Companion

Thu, 08 Jun 2006 11:35:00 -0500

Movie review of A Prairie Home Companion. Plot: A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren (Streep), and a host of others hold court. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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The Omen

Mon, 05 Jun 2006 11:45:00 -0500

Movie review of The Omen. Plot: A remake of the 1976 horror classic The Omen (1976), an American official realizes that his young son may literally be the devil incarnate. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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The Break-Up

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 12:10:00 -0500

Movie review of The Break-Up. Plot: After Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary (Vince Vaughn), neither person is willing to move out of the condo they share. Taking the advice of their repsective friends and confidants (and a few total strangers), they both engage in mental warfare designed to force the other person to flee the premises -- until they both realize they might be fighting to keep their relationship alive. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/the_breakup.mp3




Keeping Up with the Steins

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 12:10:00 -0500

Movie review of Keeping Up with the Steins. Plot: Lucky is the story of a 13-year-old boy who uses his upcoming bar mitzvah to reconcile the strained relationship between his father and grandfather. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/keeping_up_with_the_steins.mp3




X-Men: The Last Stand

Thu, 25 May 2006 11:45:00 -0500

Movie review of X-Men: The Last Stand. Plot: When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier (Stewart), and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto (McKellen). Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/xmen_last-stand.mp3




The Proposition

Thu, 25 May 2006 11:45:00 -0500

Movie review of The Proposition. Plot: Rural Australia in the late nineteenth century: Capt. Stanley and his men capture two of the four Burns brothers, Charlie and Mike. Their gang is held responsible for attacking the Hopkins farm, raping pregnant Mrs. Hopkins and murdering the whole family. Arthur Burns, the eldest brother and the gang's mastermind, remains at large has and has retreated to a mountain hideout. Capt. Stanley's proposition to Charlie is to gain pardon and - more importantly - save his beloved younger brother Mike from the gallows by finding and killing Arthur within nine days. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/the_proposition.mp3




The Celestine Prophecy

Thu, 25 May 2006 11:45:00 -0500

Movie review of The Celestine Prophecy. Plot: Disillusioned and temporarily rudderless, John Woodson is about to experience a dramatic and profound metamorphosis. Through a mysterious set of coincidences, he finds himself on an adventure to Peru in search of ancient scrolls, known as the Celestine Prophecy. The prophecy and its nine key insights, predict a new awakening that redefines human life and provides a glimpse into a completely spiritual culture on earth. Resistant at first, skeptical and unsure, John finds that each step he takes, each person he encounters leads him to a new awakening. It is only in this letting go that he finds his destiny and comes to understand the meaning that had escaped him when his adventure began. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/celestine_phrophecy.mp3




The Da Vinci Code

Thu, 18 May 2006 11:15:00 -0500

Movie review of The Da Vinci Code. Plot: A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/davinci_code.mp3




Over the Hedge

Thu, 18 May 2006 11:15:00 -0500

Movie review of Over the Hedge. Plot: A mischievous raccoon and his sensitive best-buddy turtle along with other forest creatures try to resist the evils and temptations of encroaching suburbia. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/over_the_hedge.mp3




The Lost City

Thu, 18 May 2006 11:15:00 -0500

Movie review of The Lost City. Plot: Set in Havana, Cuba, during the 50's, a club owner is caught in the turbulent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ultimately leads the club owner to flee to New York. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/the_lost_city.mp3




Summer Movie Preview part 1 (Best)

Thu, 11 May 2006 13:25:00 -0500

Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal talk about the summer movies they are most looking forward to seeing.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/summer_movies_good.mp3




Summer Movie Preview part 2 (Worst)

Thu, 11 May 2006 13:25:00 -0500

Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal talk about the summer movies they are LEAST looking forward to seeing.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/summer_movie_preview_bad.mp3




Water

Thu, 11 May 2006 13:25:00 -0500

Movie review of Water. Plot: Set in the 1930s during the rise of the independence struggles against British colonial rule, the film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from a lower caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/water.mp3




Art School Confidential

Thu, 11 May 2006 13:25:00 -0500

Movie review of Art School Confidential. Plot: Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/art_school_confidential.mp3




Just My Luck

Thu, 11 May 2006 13:25:00 -0500

Movie review of Just My Luck. Plot: Manhattanite Ashley (Lindsay Lohan) is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man (Chris Pine), however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/just_my_luck.mp3




Poseidon

Thu, 11 May 2006 13:25:00 -0500

Movie review of Poseidon. Plot: In this remake of the 1972 disaster classic 'The Poseidon Adventure' (1972) , a luxury ocean liner capsizes from a colossal tidal wave, leaving its survivors to fend for themselves as they find a way out. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/poseidon.mp3




Mission: Impossible III

Thu, 04 May 2006 13:25:00 -0500

Movie review of Mission: Impossible III. Plot: IMF leader Ethan Hunt comes face to face with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer while trying to keep his identity secret in order to protect his girlfriend. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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Akeelah and the Bee

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 22:40:00 -0500

Movie review of Akeelah and the Bee. Plot: A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/akeelah_and_the_bee.mp3




United 93

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 22:40:00 -0500

Movie review of United 93. Plot: A real time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/united93.mp3




R.V.

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 22:40:00 -0500

Movie review of R.V. Plot: Bob Munro (Robin Williams) and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a road trip to the Colorado Rockies, where they ultimately have to contend with a bizarre community of campers. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/RV.mp3




Stick It

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 22:40:00 -0500

Movie review of Stick It. Plot: After a run-in with the law, Haley Graham is forced to return to the world from which she fled some years ago. Enrolled in an elite gymnastics program run by the legendary Burt Vickerman (Jeff Bridges), Haley's rebellious attitude gives way to something that just might be called team spirit. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/stick_it.mp3




Hard Candy

Thu, 27 Apr 2006 22:40:00 -0500

Movie review of Hard Candy. Plot: A provocative drama about a 32-year-old man who takes home a 14-year-old girl he meets on the Internet--with surprising consequences. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/hardcandy.mp3




Kinky Boots

Thu, 20 Apr 2006 15:25:00 -0500

Movie review of Kinky Boots. Plot: A man finds an unlikely ally in Lola, a brassy cabaret singer, in his effort to save his father's shoe factory. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/kinky_boots.mp3




American Dreamz

Thu, 20 Apr 2006 15:25:00 -0500

Movie review of American Dreamz. Plot: The new season of "American Dreamz," the wildly popular television singing contest, has captured the country's attention, as the competition looks to be between a young Midwestern gal (Mandy Moore) and a showtunes-loving young man from Orange County (Sam Golzari). Recently awakened President Staton (Dennis Quaid) even wants in on the craze, as he signs up for the potential explosive season finale. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/american_dreamz.mp3




The Sentinel

Thu, 20 Apr 2006 15:25:00 -0500

Movie review of The Sentinel. Plot: A disgraced special agent to the White House (Michael Douglas) endeavors to foil a conspiracy to assassinate the U.S. President. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/the_sentinel.mp3




Friends with Money

Thu, 12 Apr 2006 23:10:00 -0500

Movie review of Friends with Money. Plot: A drama about three married women, their husbands, and their lone single friend. Starring Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener and Frances McDormand. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/friends_with_money.mp3




Lonesome Jim

Thu, 12 Apr 2006 23:10:00 -0500

Movie review of Lonesome Jim. Plot: Failing to make it on his own, 27-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations. Directed by Steve Buscemi. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/lonesome_jim.mp3




The Wild

Thu, 12 Apr 2006 23:10:00 -0500

Movie review of The Wild. Plot: A adolescent lion (Greg Cipes) is accidentally shipped from the New York Zoo to Africa. Now running free, his zoo pals must put aside their differences to help bring him back. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


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http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/the_wild.mp3




Scary Movie 4

Thu, 12 Apr 2006 17:15:00 -0500

Movie review of Scary Movie 4. Plot: Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/scary_movie4.mp3




Thank You for Smoking

Thu, 06 Apr 2006 12:45:00 -0500

Movie review of Thank You for Smoking. Plot: Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/thank_you_for_smoking.mp3




Lucky Number Slevin

Thu, 06 Apr 2006 12:45:00 -0500

Movie review of Lucky Number Slevin. Plot: A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin (Josh Hartnett) into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi (Ben Kingsley) and The Boss (Morgan Freeman). Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski (Stanley Tucci) as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat (Bruce Willis) and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/lucky_number_slevin.mp3




Take the Lead

Thu, 06 Apr 2006 12:45:00 -0500

Movie review of Take the Lead. Plot: A former professional dancer (Antonio Banderas) volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/take_the_lead.mp3




Brick

Thu, 06 Apr 2006 12:45:00 -0500

Movie review of Brick. Plot: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/brick.mp3




Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School

Thu, 06 Apr 2006 12:45:00 -0500

Movie review of Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School. Plot: A widowed man's life turns upside down when he embarks on a journey to find a dying man's long lost love. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/Marilyn_Hotchkiss.mp3




Don't Come Knocking

Thu, 06 Apr 2006 12:45:00 -0500

Movie review of Don't Come Knocking. Plot: Howard Spence (Sam Shepard) has seen better days. Once a big Western movie star, he now drowns his disgust. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/don't_come_knocking.mp3




C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America and reviews of the Oscar shorts for animation and live action

Thu, 23 Mar 2006 15:05:00 -0500

Movie review of C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America. Plot: Through the eyes of a british "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War. Also, reviews of the Oscar shorts for animation and live action playing in theaters. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/csa-oscars.mp3




Inside Man

Thu, 23 Mar 2006 14:50:00 -0500

Movie review of Inside Man. Plot: A cop has to talk down a bank robber after the criminal's perfect heist spirals into a hostage situation. Starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/inside_man.mp3




V for Vendetta

Thu, 16 Mar 2006 13:05:00 -0500

Movie review of V for Vendetta. Plot: A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally. Reviewed by Robert Philpot, entertainment writer for the Forth Worth Star-Telegram, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/V_for_Vendetta.mp3




The Hills Have Eyes

Thu, 09 Mar 2006 18:36:00 -0500

Movie review of The Hills Have Eyes. Plot: A suburban American Family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/hills_have_eyes.mp3




Failure to Launch

Thu, 09 Mar 2006 18:21:00 -0500

Movie review of Failure to Launch. Plot: A thirtysomething slacker suspects his parents of setting him up with his dream girl so he'll finally vacate their home. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/failure_to_launch.mp3




The Libertine

Thu, 09 Mar 2006 18:21:00 -0500

Movie review of The Libertine. Plot: The story of John Wilmot (Johnny Depp), a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/libertine.mp3




The Shaggy Dog

Thu, 09 Mar 2006 18:21:00 -0500

Movie review of The Shaggy Dog. Plot: A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/shaggy_dog.mp3




After Innocence

Thu, 09 Mar 2006 18:21:00 -0500

Movie review of After Innocence. Plot: A film that follows wrongfully convicted men freed by DNA evidence after decades in prison as they struggle to transition back into society. Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/after_innocence.mp3




Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Thu, 09 Mar 2006 18:21:00 -0500

Movie review of Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story. Plot: Director Michael Winterbottom (Northam) attempts to shoot the adaptation of Laurence Sterne's essentially unfilmable novel, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman." Reviewed by Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/tristram_shandy.mp3




Oscar telecast/awards critique

Wed, 06 Mar 2006 00:40:00 -0500

Akron Beacon Journal movie writer George Thomas and TV writer Rich Heldenfels discuss the Oscars telecast; everything from the awards to Jon Stewart as host and even the fashion.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/oscars2005/post_oscars.mp3




16 Blocks Movie Review

Wed, 02 Mar 2006 13:10:00 -0500

Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, review 16 Blocks. Plot: An aging cop (Bruce Willis) is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness (Mos Def) from police custody to a courthouse. There are however forces at work trying to stop prevent them from making it.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/16_blocks.mp3




Night Watch Movie Review

Wed, 02 Mar 2006 13:10:00 -0500

Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, review Night Watch: Nochnoi Dozor. Plot: A fantasy-thriller set in present-day Moscow where the respective forces that control daytime and nighttime do battle.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/night_watch.mp3




Dave Chappelle's Block Party

Wed, 02 Mar 2006 13:10:00 -0500

Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, review Dave Chappelle's Block Party. Plot: A mix of Dave Chappelle's sketch comedy and musical interludes, inspired in part by the 1973 documentary Wattstax.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/dave_chappelle_block_party.mp3




Aquamarine Movie Review

Wed, 02 Mar 2006 13:10:00 -0500

Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, review Aquamarine. Plot: Two teenage girls discover a mermaid in their beach club's swimming pool.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/aquamarine.mp3




Academy Awards Host - Toughest Job in Showbiz?

Wed, 01 Mar 2006 18:20:00 -0500

Knight Ridder movie critics discuss the toughest job in show business: hosting the Oscars.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/oscars2005/host.mp3




Academy Awards Best Film Category

Wed, 01 Mar 2006 18:20:00 -0500

Knight Ridder movie critics discuss the best film category for the 2005 Oscars. Critics in this discussion are Carrie Rickey of the Philadelphia Inquirer; Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald-Leader; Chris Hewitt of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and George Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/oscars2005/best_film.mp3




The Oscars as a TV event

Wed, 01 Mar 2006 11:57:00 -0500

Rich Heldenfels, the TV writer for the Akron Beacon Journal, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, on what makes the Oscars telecast a spectacle.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/oscars2005/heldenfels_thomas_prechat.mp3




Running Scared review

Thu, 23 Feb 2006 13:20:00 -0500

Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, review Running Scared. Plot: Joey Gazelle (Paul Walker) is a low level mob flunkie whose role is to dispose of "hot" guns from mob killings.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/running_scared.mp3




Why We Fight review

Thu, 23 Feb 2006 13:20:00 -0500

Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press reviews the Eugene Jarecki documentary Why We Fight. Plot: Is American foreign policy dominated by the idea of military supremacy? Has the military become too important in American life? Jarecki's shrewd and intelligent polemic would seem to give an affirmative answer to each of these questions.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/why_we_fight.mp3




Academy Awards Best Director Category

Thu, 23 Feb 2006 00:30:00 -0500

Knight Ridder movie critics Randy Myers from the Contra Costa Times, Bob Curtright from the Wichita Eagle and Chris Kelly from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram discuss the Best Director category


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/oscars2005/best_director.mp3




Academy Awards Foreign Film

Thu, 23 Feb 2006 00:30:00 -0500

Knight Ridder movie critics discuss the foreign film category for the 2005 Oscars. Critics in this discussion are Carrie Rickey of the Philadelphia Inquirer; Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald-Leader; Chris Hewitt of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and George Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/oscars2005/foreign_film.mp3




Neil Young: Heart of Gold review

Thu, 16 Feb 2006 12:50:00 -0500

Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, reviews Neil Young: Heart of Gold. Plot: A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium by Jonathan Demme.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/neil_young_heart-of-gold.mp3




Eight Below movie review

Thu, 16 Feb 2006 12:50:00 -0500

Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, review Eight Below. Plot: Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/8below.mp3




Freedomland movie review

Thu, 16 Feb 2006 12:50:00 -0500

Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, review Freedomland. Plot: When her son disappears and is believed to be dead, a single mother blames an African-American man from the projects for the kidnapping.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/freedomland.mp3




Richard Price (Freedomland) interview

Wed, 15 Feb 2006 23:25:00 -0500

George Thomas, Beacon Journal movie writer, interviews Richard Price, who wrote the book and screenplay Freedomland.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/thomas/richard_price_interview.mp3




Academy Awards Documentary Feature Category

Wed, 15 Feb 2006 15:00:00 -0500

Knight Ridder movie critics Randy Myers from the Contra Costa Times, Bob Curtright from the Wichita Eagle and Chris Kelly from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram discuss the Documentary Feature category


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/oscars2005/documentary_feature.mp3




Academy Awards Leading Actress Category

Wed, 15 Feb 2006 11:25:00 -0500

Knight Ridder movie critics discuss the actress in a leading role category for the 2005 Oscars. Critics in this discussion are Carrie Rickey of the Philadelphia Inquirer; Rich Copley of the Lexington Herald-Leader; Chris Hewitt of the St. Paul Pioneer Press and George Thomas of the Akron Beacon Journal


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/oscars2005/leading_actress.mp3




Imagine Me & You movie review

Sat, 11 Feb 2006 11:03:00 -0500

Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, and George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, review Imagine Me & You. Plot: Heck and Rachel are a young couple about to embark on life together when an unexpected meeting turns Rachel's world upside down.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/imagine_me_and_you.mp3




Cache movie review

Thu, 09 Feb 2006 23:50:00 -0500

Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, reviews Cache. Plot: A married couple are terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/cache.mp3




Curious George movie review

Thu, 09 Feb 2006 23:50:00 -0500

George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, and Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, review the animated film Curious George. Plot: Will Ferrell stars as The Man in the Yellow Hat, a gentleman who looks after his pet monkey - an inquisitive and wonderful creature whose enthusiasm often gets the best of him.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/curious_george.mp3




Pink Panther movie review

Thu, 09 Feb 2006 23:50:00 -0500

George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, and Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, review Steve Martin in The Pink Panther. Plot: A prequel to the 1964 Peter Sellers original film, where the detective must solve the murder of a famous soccer coach and find out who stole the infamous Pink Panther diamond.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/pink_panther.mp3




Final Destination 3 movie review

Thu, 09 Feb 2006 23:50:00 -0500

George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, and Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, review Final Destination 3. Plot: After a high school senior, Wendy Christenson (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), has a fatal premonition of a disastrous roller-coaster accident that involves her and her friends, she warns everyone and luckily gets herself and many of her friends and others off the roller-coaster before it sets off, after they get off and the roller-coaster starts off, it crashes just like in her premonition, soon she teams up with a friend, Kevin Fischer (Ryan Merriman) as well as many other people, some including Erin (Alexz Johnson) and Ian (Kris Lemche) to try and cheat death.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/final_destination_3.mp3




Firewall movie review

Thu, 09 Feb 2006 23:50:00 -0500

George Thomas, movie critic of the Akron Beacon Journal, and Chris Hewitt, movie critic for The Pioneer Press, review Harrison Ford in Firewall. Plot: A security specialist is forced into robbing the bank that he's protecting, as a bid to pay off his family's ransom.


Media Files:
http://www.ohiomm.com/podcasts/movies/network/firewall.mp3