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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Exciting cast reunion propels 'Fast Five'

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.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cinematography makes fatally-flawed 'Sucker Punch' unforgettable

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.

Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

'Unknown' explores concept of identity

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.

Friday, Nov. 26, 2010

Cher's 'Burlesque' falls short of a classic

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.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Get to 'Get Him to the Greek'

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

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Alice in Mediocre-land

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

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010

'Youth in Revolt' tells [familiar] awkward tale

If you're someone who ever had to work the courage to have game, you'll get "Youth in Revolt."
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Friday, Dec. 18, 2009

'Avatar' is film of genius

Genius also takes almost three hours Read story.

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009

Where the Lessons Are

Childhood story makes beautiful transition to big screen Read story.

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009

Remember its name: ‘Fame’

It lit up the sky like a flame Read story.

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009

Tarantino's 'Basterds' is bloody, glorious

Brad Pitt's character makes his living scalping Nazis. Read story.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Bruno...Meh.

Lots of graphic sex, little humor Read story.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Racial stereotypes aside, 'Transformers 2' is great

"Revenge of the Fallen" is a perfect summer flick: Innumerable explosions, hot girls and sweet cars. Read story.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

'Star Trek' pleases old and new audiences

'Star Trek' manages to feel like home to fans; albeit, a very welcoming home for guests Read story.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Original parts can't restore Fast and Furious franchise

CGI-heavy "Fast and Furious" won't make car chase hall of fame Read story.

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