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Movie: Captain America: The First Avenger
Starring: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, and Toby Jones.
Released Nationwide: July 22, 2011
Stars: 3 1/2

This film is based on the comic book about Captain America, a soldier during WWII who is routinely turned away from joining the army because of multiple issues with him not being physically desirable to be a soldier. However, he is picked to be a part of a program to turn him into the perfect soldier. Soon after he is changed by the program, sabotage takes the whole thing down and kills the scientist who is in charge of the research. After becoming the army's tool, the cap takes matters into his own hands and begins going after the man who is responsible for the killing of the scientist (and who is trying to kill pretty much everyone).

Here there be spoilers )

This one is worth the check-out, even if you have to pay the full price for it.
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Movie: The King's Speech
Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter
Opened Nationwide: December 10, 2010
Stars: 4

This is the story of George VI (king of England from December 11, 1936 to February 6, 1952) and the process in which he began to really learn how to overcome a stutter. After he becomes frustrated with the doctors who have been no help to him, Elizabeth (the mother of the present Queen Elizabeth) goes to seek the help of Lionel Logue (a speech therapist from Australia). There is resistance from the prince in the beginning, and many unnecessary rules put on Logue in the manner in which he is allowed to help the prince. But along the way, the two men become friends, and there is a great deal of success in helping to relieve the stutter.

Here there be spoilers )

All in all, this is worth the price of admission (as well as the price of the DVD when it comes out).


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