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Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Green Lantern’

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Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan in scene from movie "Green Lantern", Warner Bros. Pictures graphic element. (AP)

Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan in scene from movie “Green Lantern”, Warner Bros. Pictures graphic element. (AP)

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(KCBS) – KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the latest superhero film starring Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, and Peter Sarsgaard.

GREEN LANTERN (PG-13)

Nobody was more surprised than I was to give my highest rating of four hats to X-Men: First Class..it is a genre (superheroes, comic books) that usually bores me. But it is smart, fun and even historical, in a superhero sort of way. This latest superhero movie, The Green Lantern, is a reminder of how dull and repetitive these films can be. Ryan Reynolds is a fighter pilot who gets past a childhood tragedy by having the power to create intergalactic order. He faces off enemies, wears a nice gaudy ring, and has a childhood sweetheart who may be a pilot too but asks vapid and too weak to blow dry her own hair..Blake Lively..drama school calling. Ignore this one, get to the new X-Men if you want a hot of real superhero storytelling. No hats.

JUST LIKE US (not rated)

This is something very different…stand up comics go to Dubai, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. We get a good look at how audiences all over the world need to laugh. This does what good docs do..present us with a unique world with a new perspective. Too long, but still worth seeing.
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MAKING THE BOYS (not rated)

This fine film explores the drama, struggle and legacy of the first gay play to reach a mainstream Hollywood audience: The Boys in the Band. New interviews with perspective and personal impact include Carson Kressley, Paul Rudnick, Terrence McNally and others. A reminder of where this vital, important Community has been and how it has both changed and endured.
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COMPANY (Not rated)

Neil Patrick Harris leads a strong cast in this Stephen Sondheim play about a confirmed bachelor reflecting on his own life..and the lives led by his married friends. Steven Colbert, Christina Hendrix, Jon Cryer, Patty LaPone, Martha Plimpton all lend their talents..pretend you’re visiting a Broadway show without the travel and expense! (Oscar time I hope for Harris and Hugh Jackman as co-hosts)
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SEE NOW: MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, BEGINNERS

DVD/HOME VIDEO: TRUE GRIT (2010), THE KING’S SPEECH (2010), THE COMPANY MEN

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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