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October 22 & 24, 2010

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Rated PG
95 minutes

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format: 35mm

Despicable Me (2010)

October 22, 2010 at 7:00 and 10:00 pm in 26-100
October 24, 2010 at 4:00 and 7:00 pm in 26-100

In a happy suburban neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbors, hidden beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. Surrounded by a small army of minions, we discover Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. He is going to steal the moon (Yes, the moon!) in Universal's new CGI feature, Despicable Me. Gru delights in all things wicked. Armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential dad. The world's greatest villain has just met his greatest challenge: three little girls named Margo, Edith and Agnes. [www.rottentomatoes.com]

Despicable Me has a sense of mirth, telling its story in slapstick kinetics -- the very thing missing from recent Hollywood animation.
      -- Armond White, NY Press. Read this review.


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