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The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Movie Review

IN THE May 5 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This weekend The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opened to mixed reviews but was top at the box office for the weekend. I have always loved super heroes, but I have to admit I’ve read very few comic books so I can’t attest to the accuracy of this reboot as compared to the comics–I can only judge this move on its own merits.

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Gangster Squad: Movie Review

IN THE January 21 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



I have been interested in the Mafia and organized crime for years now–no I’m not involved in it, I just write about it in my mystery novels. So whenever a new gangster movie comes out I’m always curious and try to go see it if the trailers make it look like it could be good. From the first trailer I saw months ago, I felt like Gangster Squad had the potential to be a good movie so we headed out to see it this weekend.

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The Amazing Spider-Man: Movie Review

IN THE July 9 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


We finally made it to see The Amazing Spider-Man this Sunday and I must say it was worth the wait. First off I must confess I don’t read comic books, though I do love comic book superheroes. I can’t tell you whether or not this reboot of Spider-Man is completely accurate to the comic books, but I can tell you whether or not it’s a good movie. And it is!

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The Help: Movie Review

IN THE August 15 ISSUE

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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The Help is about a young female journalist in the south who decides to write about life from the perspective of the black women in her town who have been serving southern society families for years; never realizing how this will turn her town and her life upside down.

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Easy A: Movie Review

IN THE October 9 ISSUE

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by Aimee Lewis



In high school, did you ever feel like you would have to do something outrageous just to be noticed? In the movie Easy A – starring Emma Stone (Olive), Penn Badgly (Todd) and Amanda Bynes (Marianne) – Olive Penderghast thought just that.

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