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“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.

Remember its name: ‘Fame’

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009

It lit up the sky like a flame Read story.

Tarantino's 'Basterds' is bloody, glorious

Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009

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


Monday, July 13, 2009

Lots of graphic sex, little humor Read story.

Racial stereotypes aside, 'Transformers 2' is great

Thursday, June 25, 2009

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

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