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  • The Holiday

    The Holiday

    ★★

    Got an extra half star because Kate Winslet almost watched Punch-Drunk Love.

  • Argo

    Argo

    ★★★★½

    Argo, starring Ben Affleck, is one of this years best. Combining the right amount of drama and comedy (mostly in the beginning), this film successfully adds to Affleck's growing career as a director. Taking place during 1979 Iran hostage crisis, Argo never takes its foot off the peddle, always reminding you of the stakes and the background of the situation. More than a just a normal thriller, it takes you through different aspects of this rescue mission and allows different genres to peak in and add to this film, making it well rounded and entertaining.

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  • Dredd

    Dredd

    ★★★★½

    Adapted from the long-running comic series, Dredd stars Karl Urban as the titular character and Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson, his rookie partner. This film, despite having a few problems behind the scenes, really nails the look and feel of its source material. This is not a rehash of '95s Sylvester Stallone too-campy-for-its-own-good flick, but a bloody, stylized action film perfect for audiences looking to have a lawfully good time.