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Mike Mike has a degree in Film from The University of Texas at Austin. He has worked in the entertainment industry for the past 25 years and sees two to four new movies in the theatre a week. Mike has a weekly movie blog where he reviews films both present and past at:

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Opening this week at a theatre near you:

Playing for Keeps (2012)

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Source: Fox Searchlight

George (Gerald Butler) was once a pro soccer player and was on top of the world with lots of money and women. His past life slipped away, and now he wants to make up for lost time by winning back his ex-wife (Jessica Biel) and his son. He starts by coaching his son’s soccer team, but it’s going to be hard to resist the soccer moms who find him so darn attractive. Playing For Keeps Website

What to Watch For: Judy Greer, Uma Thurman and Catherine Zeta-Jones play some of the soccer moms who are after George.

Word on the Street: Director Gabriele Muccino’s English language films have been rather sober up to this point (“Seven Pounds,” “The Pursuit of Happyness”), so it seems strange that he was picked to helm this romantic comedy.

My Take: Gerald Butler needs a hit, as his last non-animated films haven’t done much at the box office (“Chasing Mavericks,” “Machine Gun Preacher,” “The Bounty Hunter”).

If you can’t make it to the theatre this week, stay at home and watch movies on CW69.

Saturday 12/8

1 pm
An All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998) Your favorite dogs, Itchy (Dom DeLuise), Charlie (Steven Weber) and Sasha (Sheena Easton) are back in this animated retelling of Dickens’ “Christmas Carol.” Carface (Ernest Borgnine) has stolen all the Christmas gifts from Itchy and Charlie. Now the Ghosts of Christmas Past/Present/Future visit Carface to teach him the true meaning of Christmas giving.

2:30 pm
Starship Troopers (1997) Dizzy (Dina Meyer), Carmen (Denise Richards) and Johnny (Casper Van Dien) are high school friends, who after graduation, enlist in the Federation military unit. Their courage and strength will be tested as the Federation is at war with a distant planet named Klendathu, a planet inhabited by giant, deadly bugs.

Sunday 12/9

1 pm
Starship Troopers (1997) Dizzy (Dina Meyer), Carmen (Denise Richards) and Johnny (Casper Van Dien) are high school friends, who after graduation, enlist in the Federation military unit. Their courage and strength will be tested as the Federation is at war with a distant planet named Klendathu, a planet inhabited by giant, deadly bugs.

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