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I haven’t seen the original Despicable Me film, but even though I’m a newbie to the super-villainous animated franchise, and was just a little lost with the initial set-up for this sequel, Despicable Me 2 is fiendishly funny and a fantastic film for the whole family. I enjoyed this movie so much that I’m definitely going to be seeking out the first one on video and I’m also already looking forward to next year’s prequel, Minions (which is currently slated for December, 2014.)
Since I was born in 1995, I missed the 1980s by almost five and a half years, and if Adam Shankman’s “Rock of Ages” is any indication, I certainly didn’t miss much except for big hair and really loud music.
It's a huge week for movie-goers. Not only is there is slew of films opening, but April 1 also marks the start of the Arizona International Film Festival, now in its 20th year here in Tucson. It provides Tucsonans with the unique opportunity to meet with independent filmmakers and view movies long before they make it to your local multiplex or art house.
Rated: PG. Running time: 1 hour, 35 minutes. 3 stars.
'Get Him to the Greek'
Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures, Jonah Hill stars as Aaron Greenberg and Russell Brand stars as Aldous Snow in Universal Pictures' "Get Him to the Greek."
Four candidates running for Congress took the solemn pledge Thursday, when the Northwest Republicans hosted a debate among hopefuls in Congressional District 8.
Rated PG-13 for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking. 167 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four.