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'Tower Heist' review - Wow, Eddie Murphy is funny again

How the hell do you get Steve McQueen’s red Farrari out of the top of Trump Tower? That’s the conundrum facing Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy in Tower Heist. Their solution doesn’t make much sense, but it’s as practical as movies like these get. No one moment of Brett Ratner’s new comedy heist will blow you away, but it’s a surprisingly consistent and funny movie. And hey, it’s the first time Eddie Murphy has been funny outside a Shrek movie in more than a decade. Now that’s worth celebrating. 

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PRECIOUS is the best movie I've seen this year


There's a lot of hype about Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire. It was a huge winner at the Cannes and Sundance film festivals in January/February and the buzz has only grown louder since. Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry even joined the fray, announcing they would help fund a U.S. theatrical release for the film. I must now ask you to forget the hype. Hype is never a good thing to take into a picture. Ignore what you know and try to enter fresh and clean. This likely isn't the movie you've imagined.

Precious defied my expectations. I was expecting something more like My Sister's Keeper, a film designed to make everyone cry; something more Hollywood. I thought Precious might have it hard, but have a secret gift, like a beautiful singing voice, that would help her rise out of poverty. Fortunately, Precious rises above by staying grounded.

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