Reviews - Page 6

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SXSW Review: Septien
Tuesday, March 15 by

I won’t be watching Septien again, but I could recommend it if you’re interested in film festivals and wondering what sort of movies are winning slots

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SXSW Review: The Innkeepers
Monday, March 14 by

A good campfire style horror movie. The scares are light and fun, not deep horrific terror.

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SXSW Review: Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop
Monday, March 14 by

It is an outstanding portrait of an artist that just lets us be in Conan’s world, the one we don’t get to see between late night episodes.

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SXSW Review: ‘Bridesmaids’ Work Print
Monday, March 14 by

Follows the same plot as all “outrageous wedding” movies.

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SXSW Review: Paul
Sunday, March 13 by

Paul is like all those comedies I used to like, the kind where they were just plain good.

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SXSW Review: Super
Sunday, March 13 by

It’s darkly comical and it has something to say.

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SXSW: ‘Insidious’ Preview
Saturday, March 12 by

SXSW offered a first look at the premiere of the new James Wan/Leigh Whannell film.

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SXSW Review: Source Code
Saturday, March 12 by

An intelligent sci-fi with thoughtful themes.

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Review: Mars Needs Moms
Friday, March 11 by

This will not be one of the animated movies you enjoy in spite of being grown up.

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Review: Red Riding Hood
Friday, March 11 by

There is a kick ass way to redo this fairy tale. Instead this is all the boring parts of a teen romance.

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Review: Win Win
Thursday, March 10 by

Now that winning means something entirely different these days, I hope a movie like Win Win can remind people what victory truly is.

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Review: Battle: Los Angeles
Wednesday, March 9 by

Exactly what you expect it to be and it delivers on that: Team of marines all with their personal issues, some civilians for the heart, rah rah patriotism and big explosions.

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Review: The Lincoln Lawyer
Tuesday, March 8 by

A perfectly average legal drama.

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Review: Take Me Home Tonight
Friday, March 4 by

Boy, they just don’t make ‘80s movies like they used to.

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Review: Beastly
Friday, March 4 by

I was about halfway to recommending this one before it wussed out.

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Review: The Adjustment Bureau
Wednesday, March 2 by

Has some good ideas if it would only dig a little deeper.

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Review: Rango
Tuesday, March 1 by

Rango is so weird I can’t believe they got to make this movie.

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Review: Drive Angry 3D
Friday, February 25 by

It’s like a whole movie of the bear suit scene from Wicker Man.

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Review: Hall Pass
Friday, February 25 by

It’s not golden era Farrellys like Kingpin but it’s good.

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Review: Unknown
Thursday, February 17 by

Unknown is not just a mediocre action movie. It’s actually bad. The thinking must have been: Liam Neeson was awesome in Taken. Let’s put him in another one.

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Review: Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
Friday, February 11 by

I wanted to succumb to Bieber Fever and the movie never got me there.

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Review: The Eagle
Friday, February 11 by

Perhaps the nonsense would be okay if there were some impressive battles to speak of, but the action is terrible.

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Review: Just Go With It
Thursday, February 10 by

Just Go With It isn’t nearly as bad as Grown-Ups. Just Go With It is just stupid. It’s not mean or hateful.

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Review: Sanctum
Friday, February 4 by

It uses a disaster to work through daddy issues. So does every disaster movie. Sanctum is just so dire it’s no fun.

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Sundance Review: Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same
Sunday, January 30 by

For a Sundance midnight movie, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same is just adorable.

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Sundance Review: Sound Of My Voice
Saturday, January 29 by

Marling fans can revel in her performance as Maggie, but the Marling magic isn’t in the script.

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Sundance Review: Corman’s World
Friday, January 28 by

Tells the Roger Corman story, in his words and, even better, in the words of his famous employees.

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Sundance Review: Life In A Day
Friday, January 28 by

Life in a Day was made by asking YouTube filmmakers to submit footage about what their day was like on July 24, 2010. I would assume that such an endeavor would generate a lot of really pretentious footage. If you’re like me, you would be right.

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Sundance Review: Another Earth
Thursday, January 27 by

May be the kind of sci-fi movie die-hards revel in, because it is just about the ideas.

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Sundance Review: The Details
Thursday, January 27 by

Refreshingly, it’s not a comedy about big, broad set pieces. The humor is, appropriately, just in the details.