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MovieStyle: If I had a hammer …

By The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was published November 7, 2013 at 11:01 a.m.

Oscar watchers might rejoice, for one of the years more anticipated releases opens this Friday. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave is perhaps the year’s most buzzed about films, and our Piers Marchant saw it at the Toronto Film Festival a couple of months ago. He finally shares his opinion in this week’s MovieStyle.

It’s no spoiler to say some have found the movie’s depiction of slavery in America difficult to watch. For those with more of a taste for popcorn, Thor’s back, with his mighty hammer.

In other news. Philip Martin reviews Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now, which isn’t your average adaptation of a young adult romance, and Dan Lybarger reviews the latest rom-com bauble from Richard Curtis, About Time. For Dan’s takes on Man of Tai Chi and 22 Bullets, check out

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette MovieStyle section for full details.

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