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The Last Mimzy (2007) [PG] -- W.I.P. Scale™ Rating: $11.50
Review-lite: The Last Mimzy resounds the cry once again, via a science fiction tale of children saving the world, for we humans to set things right just now and save our future. The story begins innocently enough with a brother, Noah (Chris O'Neill), and sister, Emma (Rhiannon Leigh Wryn), discovering a unique package containing strange objects inside. Over time, the objects give them special powers and insights into the world and the future. Of course, their parents are bewildered, as is the nefarious government agency charged with discovering the source of the threat to national security that arises when Noah inadvertently darkens the entire Pacific Northwest when he combines two of the objects into some strange sort of power generator. While still worth a look, unfortunately, the film folds in on itself with cliché villains, stereotypically ill-equipped parents, and a babysitter that believes the entire family is not of this world. (click for full review)

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The Last Mimzy (Widescreen Version) [DVD](2007)

The Last Mimzy [DVD](2007)

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The Astronaut Farmer (2007) [PG] -- W.I.P. Scale™ Rating: $13.00
Review-lite: Previews give an odd impression of what The Astronaut Farmer will be about. A farmer, played by Billy Bob Thornton, builds a rocket in his barn with the intention of launching himself into space, and the government intends to stand squarely in his way? If you can get over the preview, what you will find is an inspirational film that will touch your heart and, perhaps, reignite a long-lost passion of your own. The actors are credible and believable. The Polish brothers, Mark and twin Michael, have taken a story whose power lies in its metaphor for all family life and made a very decent and entertaining, family film. The outcome, in the end is quite predictable, but necessary. Just be prepared for a shocking and stunning tragedy much like the spotting of E.T.'s battered and broken body at the bottom of the ravine in E.T. the Extra-terrestrial. (click for full review)

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