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Doctor Strange dazzles

Friday, Nov. 4, 2016

Film is a mesmerizing visual delight Read story.

Antiheroes are no antidote for superficial “Suicide Squad”

Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016

By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer The superhero movie is at a strange crossroads. It generally either Read story.

"Alice Through the Looking Glass" doesn't heed the source

Friday, May 27, 2016

“Alice,” like its predecessor, owes very little to Lewis Carroll. Read story.

"Neighbors 2" is a funny, ill-conceived retread

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Heaven help the next generation of American women if "Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising" represents what Hollywood thinks of them. Read story.

“Nice Guys” doesn't finish first

Friday, May 20, 2016

It’s fun in a manic sort of way Read story.

App comes to life in "Angry Birds"

Friday, May 20, 2016

It’s definitely not terrible Read story.

Exciting cast reunion propels 'Fast Five'

Saturday, April 30, 2011

It's a great summer film, but "Fast Five" seems a bit confused as the audience it intends to reach: the gratuitous language from 2009's "Fast and Furious" is gone, the soundtrack is again a weak spot and the filming is at its lowest point in the franchise. Read story.

Cinematography makes fatally-flawed 'Sucker Punch' unforgettable

Monday, March 28, 2011

Snyder has described “Sucker Punch” as “‘Alice in Wonderland’ with machine guns.” I think a better analogy would be “‘Heavy Metal: The Movie’ sans the animation, gratuitous sex and nudity and Sammy Hagar tunes.” Read story.

'Unknown' explores concept of identity

Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

Unknown” is more of a “smart thriller,” driven by a plot rooted an age-old philosophical debate: How do our perceptions shape our reality? Read story.

Cher's 'Burlesque' falls short of a classic

Friday, Nov. 26, 2010

In truth, at almost two hours, "Burlesque" is about an hour-and-a-half too long. It'd make a great short film or extended music video. As a wide-release feature film, it falls short and does a disservice to the real world of burlesque. Read story.

Get to 'Get Him to the Greek'

Monday, June 7, 2010

"Get Him to the Greek" is a great summer movie and will become a staple of rockumentary collections. Read story.

Alice in Mediocre-land

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tim Burton makes another dark movie. Johnny Depp plays another crazy guy. Read story.

'Youth in Revolt' tells [familiar] awkward tale

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010

If you're someone who ever had to work the courage to have game, you'll get "Youth in Revolt."
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'Avatar' is film of genius

Friday, Dec. 18, 2009

Genius also takes almost three hours Read story.

Where the Lessons Are

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009

Childhood story makes beautiful transition to big screen Read story.

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