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Tarantino meets Kaufman in the tale of a dognapping gone wrong

Nov 1, 2013 | One Comment | 1,268 views
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Nicholas Sparks adaptation by the once-great Lasse Hallstrom

Oct 23, 2013 | No Comments | 579 views
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All-star Ocean’s 11 with illusionists

Oct 23, 2013 | No Comments | 1,325 views
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Overall, a broken movie

Oct 15, 2013 | No Comments | 635 views
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The haunted house formula redefined by a master

Oct 10, 2013 | No Comments | 874 views
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Chap but efficient triller shot inside a real Soviet sub.

Oct 10, 2013 | No Comments | 542 views
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Robert Redford's tribute to ‘60s idealism

Oct 3, 2013 | No Comments | 2,069 views
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Drab kids-versus-commies fiasco

Oct 3, 2013 | No Comments | 862 views
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Marginally watchable and instantly forgettable cop flick

Oct 3, 2013 | No Comments | 2,055 views
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Before he would return from his forced exile from Apple

Sep 27, 2013 | No Comments | 1,122 views
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Abrupt, puzzlingly pointless ending

Sep 26, 2013 | No Comments | 558 views
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Three high school kids gain amazing abilities from a alien

Sep 26, 2013 | No Comments | 731 views
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Jeremy Irons takes us on a tour of global paradises

Sep 26, 2013 | No Comments | 475 views
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The fun story along with the rapid-fire sight gags

Sep 20, 2013 | No Comments | 1,398 views
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Look at it as an antidote to Twilight

Sep 20, 2013 | No Comments | 777 views
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Matt Damon stars in this thought-provoking sci-fi flick

Sep 19, 2013 | No Comments | 1,962 views
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Romance between a zombie and a human

Sep 19, 2013 | No Comments | 730 views
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Bill Murray as FDR grows on you

Sep 12, 2013 | No Comments | 2,950 views
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Surprisingly fun and refreshingly old-school superhero movie

Sep 12, 2013 | No Comments | 3,726 views
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Social commentary

Sep 6, 2013 | No Comments | 839 views
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Social outrage at Big Pharma into high-stakes gamesmanship and duplicity

Sep 6, 2013 | No Comments | 845 views
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Superman story just can’t be shoehorned into the dark

Sep 2, 2013 | No Comments | 924 views
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A major impact on American literature

Sep 2, 2013 | No Comments | 684 views
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A fun and satisfying blockbuster

Aug 27, 2013 | No Comments | 2,130 views
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A retired cat burglar with a failing memory

Aug 26, 2013 | No Comments | 2,301 views
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Trying to stem a zombie apocalypse

Aug 26, 2013 | No Comments | 919 views
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Beyond a cop-buddy movie

Aug 26, 2013 | No Comments | 641 views
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Predictable, misogynistic and dismaying

Aug 26, 2013 | No Comments | 512 views
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Big, dumb & loud disaster

Aug 20, 2013 | No Comments | 1,190 views
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Pure, soul-sucking ugliness

Aug 19, 2013 | No Comments | 693 views
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Love found and lost

Aug 19, 2013 | No Comments | 817 views
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Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut

Aug 19, 2013 | No Comments | 562 views
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A Maldives mini-Mandela

Aug 19, 2013 | No Comments | 583 views
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Transformers meets Godzilla

Aug 19, 2013 | No Comments | 1,530 views
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Like a Road Runner cartoon—except overlong and unfunny

Aug 3, 2013 | No Comments | 2,587 views
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Smart with a heart

Aug 3, 2013 | No Comments | 1 views
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Best enjoyed by drunk genre fans

Aug 3, 2013 | No Comments | 774 views
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Tommy Lee Jones delivers subtle, groundbreaking performance

Jul 30, 2013 | No Comments | 2,173 views
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So daring it’s boring

Jul 30, 2013 | No Comments | 719 views
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Spliff-glazed 96-minute promo

Jul 30, 2013 | No Comments | 541 views
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Jack Black in a groundbreaking, original role

Jul 19, 2013 | No Comments | 938 views
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Young directors try to squeeze more out of found-footage genre

Jul 19, 2013 | No Comments | 482 views
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Potent, primal

Jul 5, 2013 | No Comments | 1,110 views
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The further slide of once-great Pixar into Disney mediocrity

Jul 5, 2013 | No Comments | 2,055 views
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Compulsive, suspenseful and violently authentic

Jul 5, 2013 | No Comments | 823 views
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Another accounting office-mandated second sequel. But perhaps “sequel” is not the right term, since the first two were essentially the same, frat-friendly, retracing-our-drunken-steps movie. The bored-looking cast aside, this lazy, lame action/caper flick is completely unrelated to either of them. Giveaway: there’s no drinking, no bachelor party, no friggin’ hangover fer crissake… and no laughs ...

Jul 5, 2013 | No Comments | 681 views
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Delivers the advertised goods

Jul 5, 2013 | No Comments | 915 views
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Workmanlike and spooky-ish

Jul 5, 2013 | No Comments | 870 views
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Makes Oblivion look good

Jun 20, 2013 | No Comments | 1,707 views
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For people who considered The Hangover too mature

Jun 20, 2013 | One Comment | 738 views
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Confusing ugly with art

Jun 13, 2013 | One Comment | 1,395 views
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One disgusting movie

Jun 13, 2013 | No Comments | 841 views
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Allen blends the plausible with the surreal in a scenic postcard

Jun 7, 2013 | No Comments | 1,426 views
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Allen blends the plausible with the surreal in a scenic postcard

Jun 7, 2013 | No Comments | 1,426 views
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Plays like a superhero movie. A very bad one

Jun 7, 2013 | No Comments | 981 views
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Sporadically entertaining, completely forgettable sledgehammer

Jun 7, 2013 | No Comments | 1,617 views
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Will remind you of many better movies

May 30, 2013 | One Comment | 1,958 views
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It’s a little sad

May 28, 2013 | No Comments | 984 views
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A romantic dramedy that flaunts formula. And is funny

May 25, 2013 | No Comments | 1,138 views
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A cinematic achievement that’s fresh and original

May 23, 2013 | No Comments | 1,475 views
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It looks like it’s funny—but something’s missing

May 17, 2013 | One Comment | 1,539 views
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A credible Hawke holds it together

May 12, 2013 | One Comment | 1,116 views
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Must-see for designers

May 11, 2013 | No Comments | 1,370 views
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A fun, stylish and male-baffling documentary

May 9, 2013 | No Comments | 1,178 views
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Dim-witted celebration of righteous bloodshed

May 3, 2013 | No Comments | 1,082 views
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Gedding too auld for dis

Apr 30, 2013 | No Comments | 850 views
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Sideways look at the daily business of being a hood

Apr 30, 2013 | No Comments | 1,149 views
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Joyful, challenging and life-affirming

Apr 30, 2013 | No Comments | 953 views
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No History Channel biopic

Apr 17, 2013 | No Comments | 1,288 views
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Recommendation: rent the 1960 film first

Apr 3, 2013 | No Comments | 1,222 views
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Brilliantly alive

Mar 29, 2013 | One Comment | 1,528 views
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Decidedly less inspiring

Mar 29, 2013 | No Comments | 913 views
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Cult fave in the making

Mar 21, 2013 | No Comments | 1,619 views
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Toy Story for GenXers

Mar 21, 2013 | No Comments | 1,481 views
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Slow kids will find it diverting

Mar 18, 2013 | One Comment | 1,523 views
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Tense and believable, keeps you guessing and involved

Mar 18, 2013 | One Comment | 1,481 views
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No fun

Mar 18, 2013 | No Comments | 1,245 views
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Wicked smart movie that subverts cliché

Mar 8, 2013 | No Comments | 1,458 views
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Stone should know better

Mar 8, 2013 | No Comments | 1,827 views
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Relegated to forgettable hokum

Mar 8, 2013 | No Comments | 870 views
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Not a shot fired, but one of the best war movies you’re likely to see

Mar 5, 2013 | No Comments | 760 views
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SFX dazzle-over-substance extravaganza

Mar 5, 2013 | No Comments | 1,229 views
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Tarantino unchained

Mar 1, 2013 | No Comments | 2,326 views
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A comedy of bad manners

Mar 1, 2013 | No Comments | 1,378 views
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Best depiction of alcoholism since 1963

Feb 26, 2013 | No Comments | 1,073 views
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Gets it all right

Feb 20, 2013 | No Comments | 1,475 views
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The glaring drawback is the face

Feb 20, 2013 | No Comments | 1,045 views
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Bleeds authenticity to a fault

Feb 20, 2013 | No Comments | 701 views
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Will shake you up and then follow you home

Feb 20, 2013 | No Comments | 792 views
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Not a very scary tiger

Feb 20, 2013 | No Comments | 1,339 views
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Three self-absorbed, boozing, coke-snorting shrews

Feb 20, 2013 | No Comments | 855 views
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Excellent date movie

Feb 17, 2013 | No Comments | 1,075 views
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Cross-dressing comic actor Tyler Perry may not be the best choice for a cinematic reboot of formulaic author James Patterson’s forensic-psychologist super-detective franchise (Morgan Freeman has played Cross twice), but he certainly is the worst. Madea chasing bad guys would have been more believable, not to mention less painful to watch. This dismal, disjointed mess ...

Feb 17, 2013 | No Comments | 680 views
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Respects its audience’s intelligence

Feb 13, 2013 | No Comments | 1,916 views
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Statham remakes his movie—this time with J.Lo

Feb 8, 2013 | No Comments | 1,049 views
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Don’t be thinking Boogie Nights

Feb 8, 2013 | No Comments | 1,482 views
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Drink your blood from a boot

Jan 30, 2013 | One Comment | 1,818 views
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Went direct to DVD for several good reasons

Jan 30, 2013 | No Comments | 1,843 views
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Juvenile interspecies bromantic comedy

Jan 18, 2013 | No Comments | 2,050 views
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50 Cent making Steven Seagal look like Daniel Day-Lewis

Jan 8, 2013 | No Comments | 1,336 views
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A celebration of a life well lived

Dec 26, 2012 | No Comments | 1,786 views
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A campy riot of screensaver SFX

Dec 26, 2012 | No Comments | 1,944 views
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Sounds a little nerdy—it’s anything but

Dec 19, 2012 | No Comments | 2,009 views
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Insult, anger, or bore

Dec 19, 2012 | No Comments | 459 views
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So unfunny it’s sad

Dec 19, 2012 | No Comments | 1,045 views
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Torture porn with a culinary motif

Dec 19, 2012 | No Comments | 2,080 views
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Gentle, harsh, uplifting and wrenching

Dec 13, 2012 | One Comment | 3,016 views
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The book is non-fiction. The flick is non-entertainment

Dec 13, 2012 | No Comments | 1,036 views
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Impossible to dislike

Dec 13, 2012 | No Comments | 1,434 views
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Wes Anderson’s most accessible to date

Dec 5, 2012 | One Comment | 1,356 views
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Comically unfrightening sci-fi slog

Nov 28, 2012 | No Comments | 1,081 views
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No particular reason

Nov 28, 2012 | No Comments | 1,004 views
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Surprisingly emotional

Nov 28, 2012 | No Comments | 807 views
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Ballet documentary uniformly moving

Nov 28, 2012 | No Comments | 1,936 views
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Whiffle ball that telegraphs every pitch

Nov 21, 2012 | No Comments | 2,168 views
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The bigger mystery is how...

Nov 21, 2012 | No Comments | 903 views
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Pile of pointless pretentiousness

Nov 21, 2012 | No Comments | 1,253 views
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Former actor Nicolas Cage dismantles his career further

Nov 14, 2012 | No Comments | 842 views
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Van Damme is still back

Nov 14, 2012 | No Comments | 1,930 views
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An enigma we’re fortunate to have

Nov 7, 2012 | No Comments | 1,447 views
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Too inured to being visually fooled?

Nov 7, 2012 | No Comments | 1,424 views
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Affleck’s best directorial effort

Oct 31, 2012 | No Comments | 4,507 views
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Pure, simple—and pretentious—trash

Oct 31, 2012 | No Comments | 1,655 views
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Merchandise

Oct 31, 2012 | No Comments | 1,300 views
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No mere fanboy love letter

Oct 31, 2012 | No Comments | 725 views
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High concept

Oct 28, 2012 | No Comments | 1,696 views
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Literate, thoughtful, well-acted, and...

Oct 26, 2012 | No Comments | 900 views
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Vroom

Oct 18, 2012 | One Comment | 1,110 views
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What its target audience expects

Oct 18, 2012 | No Comments | 1,657 views
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Really a gay fantasy

Oct 18, 2012 | No Comments | 2,161 views
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Statham stays solid

Oct 11, 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,287 views
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A valid first step toward Mel’s return to form.

Oct 9, 2012 | No Comments | 1,526 views
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Bordering on torpid

Oct 4, 2012 | No Comments | 1,656 views
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Padding blander than usual

Oct 4, 2012 | No Comments | 2,556 views
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Twilight it ain’t

Sep 26, 2012 | One Comment | 1,697 views
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Above-average if not quite inspired

Sep 26, 2012 | No Comments | 1,514 views
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Nine annoying people trapped together

Sep 26, 2012 | No Comments | 1,396 views
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Docu-concert/inflated origin story

Sep 26, 2012 | No Comments | 1,012 views
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Overlong celebrity karaoke party

Sep 19, 2012 | No Comments | 1,312 views
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Cookie-cutter brain-eater

Sep 17, 2012 | No Comments | 1,274 views
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Doesn’t live up to sumptuous settings

Sep 12, 2012 | No Comments | 2,040 views
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Sly and witty

Sep 4, 2012 | No Comments | 2,074 views
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Laugh, cry, think

Aug 15, 2012 | No Comments | 1,739 views
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A superhuman juggling act

Aug 15, 2012 | One Comment | 2,220 views
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Poetic study of the will to live

Aug 15, 2012 | No Comments | 1,194 views
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Leading auteur goes moronic

Aug 9, 2012 | No Comments | 1,524 views
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Would have been engaging

Aug 2, 2012 | No Comments | 862 views
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Happy Meal

Jul 26, 2012 | No Comments | 1,534 views
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Wickedly hilarious

Jul 26, 2012 | No Comments | 1,759 views
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Spiritless sequel

Jul 19, 2012 | No Comments | 1,632 views
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Get it together, Pixar

Jul 19, 2012 | One Comment | 2,005 views
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Rudderless, cast-attrition sharksploitation

Jul 17, 2012 | No Comments | 2,058 views
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Adroit adaptation of Connelly page-turner

Jul 17, 2012 | No Comments | 1,698 views
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Is your Spider sense tingling?

Jul 12, 2012 | No Comments | 1,536 views
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A great film about the end of the Hawaiian monarchy?

Jul 6, 2012 | No Comments | 1,372 views
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Hunter S. adaptation unfinished?

Jun 27, 2012 | No Comments | 2,018 views
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“I live. I love. I slay. I am content.”

Jun 27, 2012 | No Comments | 958 views
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How did they make three gifted comics so dull?

Jun 27, 2012 | No Comments | 1,436 views
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Six very bad twenty-something actors

Jun 21, 2012 | No Comments | 2,069 views
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Most of the dialogue is yelled

Jun 21, 2012 | No Comments | 1,048 views
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A compact LOTR

Jun 14, 2012 | No Comments | 2,431 views
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Cage continues career-destroying habit

Jun 14, 2012 | No Comments | 803 views
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Good for the board

Jun 14, 2012 | No Comments | 819 views
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Worst offender is the star

Jun 14, 2012 | No Comments | 701 views
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Mumblecore meander is wildly creative

Jun 14, 2012 | No Comments | 1,256 views
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Human beings might find it a tad contrived

Jun 13, 2012 | No Comments | 861 views
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It’ll make you smile

Jun 6, 2012 | No Comments | 1,403 views
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It’s hard to criticize a movie about a one-armed surfer, but...

Jun 6, 2012 | No Comments | 2,823 views
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A worthy adaptation by Cary Fukunaga of the Charlotte Brontë classic often considered to be one of the first examples of feminist Western literature. It focuses, as have most of its 27 filmed versions, on the time the young title governess spends at the gloomy Thornfield Hall, where things go bump in the night, and ...

Jun 6, 2012 | No Comments | 1,375 views
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Vacuous feature-length sitcom

Jun 6, 2012 | No Comments | 1,157 views
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What are the filmmaker$ up to?

Jun 5, 2012 | No Comments | 918 views
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Nostalgia is better than it used to be

May 25, 2012 | No Comments | 2,586 views
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Nostalgia is better than it used to be

May 25, 2012 | No Comments | 2,586 views
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Must see

May 25, 2012 | No Comments | 2,416 views
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Cheerful hagiography

May 25, 2012 | No Comments | 1 views
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Unique supernatural sex scene

May 22, 2012 | No Comments | 2,142 views
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Vinny D does pretty good

May 21, 2012 | No Comments | 1,870 views
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Vinny D does pretty good

May 21, 2012 | No Comments | 1,870 views
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Mah na mah na!

May 18, 2012 | No Comments | 1,169 views
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Dorff is solid, but credibility erodes

May 18, 2012 | No Comments | 616 views
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Another freight train of a pro wrestler turns to the movies

May 18, 2012 | No Comments | 1,064 views
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Mean-spirited, obvious and flaccid

May 18, 2012 | No Comments | 1,497 views
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The most unpleasant 82 minutes of blunt trauma you’ll ever...

May 18, 2012 | No Comments | 1,116 views
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Hopelessly bland

May 11, 2012 | No Comments | 1,021 views
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Another Payneian insight on the human condition

May 11, 2012 | No Comments | 1,382 views
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What makes people...

May 11, 2012 | No Comments | 1,129 views
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Can’t wait to see what he does next

Apr 27, 2012 | No Comments | 1,411 views
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Pop songs in choir robes

Apr 27, 2012 | No Comments | 1,565 views
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Even moving

Apr 27, 2012 | No Comments | 600 views
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Okay, I took some flak recently for going easy on a couple of rom-coms. (I just can’t help it—sniffle—they’re so fulfilling!) Well, it gets worse, because here comes an endorsement of a chick flick. As you might surmise, this distaff Hangover is about a wedding; more specifically about the mismatched mess of misfits chosen by ...

Apr 27, 2012 | No Comments | 1,275 views
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You’ll leave the theater spitting.

Apr 20, 2012 | No Comments | 1,165 views
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There’s a lot to be said for lowered expectations

Apr 20, 2012 | No Comments | 1,589 views
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Scary because it’s true

Apr 11, 2012 | No Comments | 1,302 views
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For $350 million you’d expect something more than “not terrible”

Apr 11, 2012 | No Comments | 1,177 views
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Rom-zom

Apr 11, 2012 | No Comments | 1,507 views
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Big snore unless you’re 10

Apr 11, 2012 | One Comment | 2,181 views
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Pulp Fiction rip-off that never leaves the diner scene

Apr 6, 2012 | No Comments | 1,187 views
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Delightful, star-studded—if somewhat formulaic—doc

Apr 6, 2012 | No Comments | 941 views
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Stylish noir-actioner for thinking people

Mar 29, 2012 | No Comments | 2,007 views
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Deeply cynical and disturbingly truthful

Mar 28, 2012 | No Comments | 1,453 views
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Moronic cobbling

Mar 28, 2012 | No Comments | 1,092 views
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Beautiful and insightful

Mar 23, 2012 | No Comments | 1,080 views
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Original, enigmatic movie

Mar 23, 2012 | No Comments | 825 views
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Clever, kinetic, and cute as hell

Mar 17, 2012 | No Comments | 2,203 views
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A vampire Hitler can't save this one

Mar 17, 2012 | No Comments | 1,979 views
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The only corn is in the script

Mar 17, 2012 | No Comments | 1,713 views
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Compared to what Conan Doyle wrote more than a century ago...

Mar 8, 2012 | No Comments | 1,439 views
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Predictable, repetitive and dull as dirt

Mar 8, 2012 | No Comments | 1,374 views
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Good, old-fashioned movie magic

Feb 29, 2012 | No Comments | 1,469 views
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A fine substitute for never getting in there

Feb 29, 2012 | No Comments | 1,433 views
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Drink a lot and laugh at with friends

Feb 29, 2012 | No Comments | 1,439 views
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A reminder of why we go to the movies

Feb 23, 2012 | No Comments | 2,008 views
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Outdated Cold War potboiler

Feb 23, 2012 | No Comments | 1,265 views
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What was the rea$on the saga was split in two?

Feb 23, 2012 | No Comments | 1,141 views
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Oily villain performance worth your ticket price

Feb 23, 2012 | No Comments | 1,088 views
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Well worth your time

Feb 23, 2012 | No Comments | 1,542 views
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Save your money by putting your head in a metal wastebasket

Feb 23, 2012 | No Comments | 1,035 views
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Are you willing to pay 109 minutes?

Feb 18, 2012 | No Comments | 1,372 views
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Cathartic, illuminating and honestly (mostly) moving

Feb 15, 2012 | One Comment | 2,073 views
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Preposterous predicament

Feb 14, 2012 | No Comments | 1,940 views
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Preposterous predicament

Feb 14, 2012 | No Comments | 1,940 views
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The book’s still better

Feb 10, 2012 | No Comments | 1,956 views
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Don never thought he’d enjoy a spatter flick

Feb 10, 2012 | No Comments | 1,086 views
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Action, drama and a socially conscious message—done not particularly well

Feb 2, 2012 | No Comments | 1,725 views
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Honest tale of both romantic and filial love

Feb 2, 2012 | No Comments | 2,543 views
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Lives up to its name

Feb 2, 2012 | No Comments | 1,398 views
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Kind of works as a screwball caper comedy

Feb 2, 2012 | No Comments | 1,073 views
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A sensitive handling of a complex character

Jan 26, 2012 | No Comments | 1,801 views
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Scarier-than-most effort from Guillermo del Toro

Jan 19, 2012 | No Comments | 2,625 views
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Pointless, half-baked psychodrama

Jan 19, 2012 | No Comments | 2,322 views
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Al Pacino needs a new agent

Jan 19, 2012 | No Comments | 1,944 views
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Enigmatic and haunting hall of mirrors

Jan 13, 2012 | No Comments | 1,396 views
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A bit twee, self-conscious and morbidly cute

Dec 22, 2011 | No Comments | 1 views
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Uncle Don’s tips for improving your New Year’s Eve

Dec 22, 2011 | No Comments | 1 views
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You want a cancer comedy? Go see 50/50

Dec 16, 2011 | No Comments | 1,965 views
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Someone blows up the Kremlin and frames the IMF, resulting in the activation of the title protocol, shutting down the entire organization and leaving Ethan (Tom Cruise) and co. (Paula Patton, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner) to save the world and clear the group’s name, all without support. It’s the best M:I flick of the ...

Dec 16, 2011 | No Comments | 3,052 views
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Walking the cancer/comedy cusp is a slick trick

Nov 29, 2011 | No Comments | 2,253 views
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With a real actor, a focused director, and fewer contrivances, this could have been a nice little indie

Nov 25, 2011 | No Comments | 1,033 views
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Iraq War corpse runs rampage with ensuing hilarity

Nov 21, 2011 | No Comments | 1,302 views
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A 1970 film about 1968 student anti-war protestors

Nov 21, 2011 | One Comment | 1,982 views
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Fails.

Nov 21, 2011 | No Comments | 1,450 views
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Forgettable B-movie

Nov 21, 2011 | No Comments | 1,468 views
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Leave the theater feeling well and truly entertained

Nov 20, 2011 | No Comments | 1,259 views
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The most soulful statistics-based movie you're going to see

Nov 10, 2011 | No Comments | 1,286 views
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Shouted dialog, funny hats, and 3-D

Nov 10, 2011 | No Comments | 1,770 views
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Finely observed story adapted from Pulitzer-winning play

Nov 3, 2011 | No Comments | 1,404 views
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Depends on the audience’s continuing tolerance

Nov 3, 2011 | No Comments | 1,355 views
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Shriekquel, screamake, whatever

Oct 27, 2011 | No Comments | 2,728 views
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Profane, juvenile, and pretty good

Oct 27, 2011 | No Comments | 1,717 views
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One of the best thrillers you’re likely to see this year

Oct 27, 2011 | No Comments | 1,706 views
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A sophisticated, wonderfully weird computer animation for smart people

Oct 20, 2011 | No Comments | 1,028 views
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Not-as-bad-as-some example of superhero genre

Oct 13, 2011 | No Comments | 1,989 views
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Pity that CG tech teams are not eligible for Best Actor Oscars

Oct 6, 2011 | No Comments | 2,485 views
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Doc about self-congratulatory wonk especially irritating for being right

Oct 6, 2011 | No Comments | 1,516 views
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Pseudo-SF, paranoid thriller is a briskly-paced, fun head trip

Sep 29, 2011 | One Comment | 2,217 views
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Unspeakably lame

Sep 29, 2011 | No Comments | 1,578 views
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An interesting skewer on the FD theme

Sep 29, 2011 | No Comments | 1,332 views
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Can you withstand a volley of pulpy war clichés?

Sep 29, 2011 | No Comments | 1,880 views
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The likeable leads' chemistry make a formulaic rom com work

Sep 29, 2011 | No Comments | 2,135 views
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The most grounded of the Fast and Furious flicks

Sep 29, 2011 | No Comments | 1,347 views
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Flawed-but-solid entertainment

Sep 22, 2011 | No Comments | 1,786 views
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Flawed-but-solid entertainment

Sep 22, 2011 | No Comments | 1,786 views
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Excellent performances almost save it

Sep 22, 2011 | No Comments | 1,740 views
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Gauzy romantic drama for swoony moviegoers

Sep 22, 2011 | No Comments | 1,482 views
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Campy fun if you have a few drinks first

Sep 22, 2011 | No Comments | 1,195 views
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A competently filmed man-against-nature flick

Sep 15, 2011 | No Comments | 1,958 views
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A competently filmed man-against-nature flick

Sep 15, 2011 | No Comments | 1,958 views
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The movie Sucker Punch wanted to be

Sep 15, 2011 | No Comments | 1,518 views
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Good-naturedly tongue-in-cheek green-screen flick

Sep 15, 2011 | No Comments | 2,387 views
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Adorably cloying

Sep 6, 2011 | No Comments | 1,443 views
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Butts-in-seats $uperhero formula

Sep 6, 2011 | No Comments | 1,473 views
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An unconventional approach to what makes rock… rock

Sep 6, 2011 | No Comments | 1,654 views
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An earnest plea for nuclear disarmament

Sep 1, 2011 | One Comment | 1,773 views
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The bear is back

Sep 1, 2011 | No Comments | 1,296 views
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Makes up in “boo!” moments for what it lacks in originality

Aug 25, 2011 | No Comments | 1,863 views
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Cool concert doc about David Byrne's all singin'-all dancin' tour

Aug 25, 2011 | No Comments | 966 views
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Soft-core campy remake of 1978’s Piranha, itself a rip-off of Jaws

Aug 25, 2011 | No Comments | 1,640 views
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Wahlberg makes the perfect foil for Ferrell in this skit-form film

Aug 18, 2011 | No Comments | 1,431 views
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Self-important, engorged romantic melodrama

Aug 18, 2011 | No Comments | 2,179 views
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Lame talking animal flick

Aug 18, 2011 | No Comments | 1,378 views
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An energetic, slightly darker continuation of the wonderful first movie

Aug 16, 2011 | No Comments | 1,899 views
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Family story imbued with a new perspective

Aug 11, 2011 | No Comments | 2,912 views
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Jason Statham's latest meathead movie

Aug 11, 2011 | No Comments | 1,176 views
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PBS doc on John & Yoko's antics in the Apple

Aug 11, 2011 | No Comments | 1,330 views
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An over-the-top homage to grindhouse supernatural revenge films

Aug 4, 2011 | No Comments | 2,229 views
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The invading Americans once banned anything related to traditional Hawaiian language and culture, but it is flourishing now, thanks to efforts such as the Kamehameha Schools Song Contest, in which thousands of students compete with songs written in the islands’ own language. The film follows a handful of “student directors,” as they prepare and rehearse ...

Aug 4, 2011 | No Comments | 1,065 views
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The transformation from loser to super hero... again

Jul 28, 2011 | No Comments | 1,782 views
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I read somewhere that poor judgment in investing is what’s forcing Nicolas Cage to appear in cheap hooey like this. Sad, but preferable to believing that it’s poor judgment in role selection. During the Crusades, Nic and Ron Perlman are tasked with delivering a young maybe-witch (a good Claire Foy) through a dark forest to ...

Jul 28, 2011 | No Comments | 1,388 views
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I chuckle at those who gush that this vapid, morally idiotic, unabashedly mindless mess is the “best Transformers movie yet!” There was a good one? It does have a marginally more cohesive plot than T2 (hardly difficult), starting with the intriguing idea that one of the Apollo missions was actually to check out an alien ...

Jul 28, 2011 | No Comments | 2,569 views
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A rusty Mel Gibson takes a break from drunken anti-Semitism to make this disappointing, less-than-thrilling revenge thriller (his first film in eight years), adapting (cramming) a six-hour BBC miniseries into a single gloomy, poorly paced movie. The twenty-something daughter of a Boston cop is shotgunned on his front porch. The shooters are initially thought to ...

Jul 28, 2011 | No Comments | 1,323 views
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Go for a ride with Pixar... and Don Morton

Jul 28, 2011 | No Comments | 1,772 views
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Indifferently directed hokum produced and written by M. Night Shyamalan has five thinly drawn characters trapped in a stalled elevator. One of them is the title character, who injures or kills one of the others each time the lights go out (the movie’s most interesting moments). Little atmosphere or suspense for a stalled-elevator flick, it’s ...

Jul 15, 2011 | No Comments | 1,413 views
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L.A. Frenchman Thierry Guetta one day picked up a video camera and began to document the inherently impermanent street art movement. He traveled the world recording and frequently assisting the likes of Shepard Fairey, Invader, and the legendary anonymous Brit known only as Banksy. He said he was making a movie, but it turns out ...

Jul 15, 2011 | No Comments | 1,644 views
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A cop (Channing Tatum) is assigned to the same working-class Queens neighborhood where he grew up in the projects, and by the way killed a couple of crack addicts. The deaths were covered up by the police because his cop dad had just been killed in the line of duty. Now someone who Knows has ...

Jul 14, 2011 | No Comments | 1,482 views
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The reason this flashy, witless, Michael Bay-produced action/adventure/romance/sci-fi/teen drama/superhero/monster movie manages to cram in so much is that it’s cobbled together from the best bits of a dozen better movies. Mainly Twilight, substituting moody teenage aliens for moody teenage vampires. Yet still it fails. Mysterious hunk (of wood) Alex Pettyfer, the new guy in school, ...

Jul 12, 2011 | No Comments | 2,239 views
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The plot in this slow-burn, deliberately paced art house Euro-thriller is not new: A cold-blooded, soul-weary professional assassin preparing for One Last Job is inspired through his interactions with a priest and a hooker to re-examine his hollow life and begins the slow journey back to humanity. But (co-producer) George Clooney, acting against type, puts ...

Jun 30, 2011 | No Comments | 2,116 views
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A mad German scientist kidnaps three tourists, one a Japanese. He then offers them a quaint AV lecture on what he plans to do with them, namely join them, mouth-to-anus, to create the title creature. Then he does so. If this seems remotely entertaining to you, get some help. The outrageousness of the concept alone ...

Jun 30, 2011 | No Comments | 1,964 views
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Natalie Portman portrays Emilia, a woman mired in grief over the death of her baby daughter at the age of three days. She’s also having problems relating to her young stepson, which are not being helped by the machinations of her husband’s first wife. Yes, Emilia is a home wrecker, the other woman, and is ...

Jun 30, 2011 | No Comments | 1,540 views
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A ham-fisted editing together of the first few episodes of Steven Seagal’s low-rent TV show, a formulaic cop opera imitating far better programs. You know, the ones with the wise, middle-aged team leader (usually an over-the-hill movie actor) guiding his/her band of young but talented undercover cops. There’s little cohesion (or logic, or intelligence), and ...

Jun 30, 2011 | No Comments | 2,021 views
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Concert footage from the 1981 Rolling Stones tour, directed for some reason by Hal Ashby (Harold and Maude; Being There; Shampoo). The brief, soundless glimpses backstage only served to make me wish I were watching a documentary, perhaps on the state of the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” at that time, already ...

Jun 30, 2011 | No Comments | 2,167 views
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