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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.

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Sundance Review: Vampire
Thursday, January 27 by

You can make a movie about human losers trying to be cool like vampires, but it has to be better than Vampire.

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Sundance Review: Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey
Thursday, January 27 by

If you’ve ever been a kid watching “Sesame Street,” Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey is pure nostalgia.

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Sundance Review: My Idiot Brother
Thursday, January 27 by

Seemed more like the average studio comedy than a Sundance movie. There were a few inspired moments but mostly embarrassing misfires.

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Sundance Review: The Convincer
Wednesday, January 26 by

Wants to be a quirky indie comedy, but it’s so unlikeable that even the clever parts don’t work.

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Sundance Review: Margin Call
Wednesday, January 26 by

It’s not really a detailing of the factors in the economic crisis. It’s more of a drama about the people dealing with it.

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Sundance Review: Cedar Rapids
Wednesday, January 26 by

Midwesterners going wild may not sound like an original idea for a comedy, but they really become a team.

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Review: The Mechanic
Wednesday, January 26 by

The characters take it all seriously, but the story just goes wildly over the top for the sake of creating awesome set pieces.

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Sundance Review: Homework
Tuesday, January 25 by

There’s nothing offensive about it, I just found it completely unmoving.

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Sundance Review: I Melt With You
Tuesday, January 25 by

Exactly the kind of indie movie I was worried about seeing at Sundance. 46 people walked out during the press and industry screening.

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Sundance Review: Red State
Monday, January 24 by

Would be a great film if anyone had made it but it’s no surprise to me that it came from Kevin Smith.

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Sundance Review: ‘The Greatest Movie Ever Sold’
Sunday, January 23 by

Explains how product placement works, by trying to make an all product placement movie. I’m still left with a few questions, but the film ultimately succeeds.

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Sundance Review: Like Crazy
Sunday, January 23 by

This relationship study is raw, honest and brutal, yet beautiful.

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Sundance Review: The Music Never Stopped
Saturday, January 22 by

Really a TV movie of the week, but it manages to work on levels above just an interesting disease.

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Sundance Review: Hobo With A Shotgun
Saturday, January 22 by

Exactly the kind of movie I want out of cinema. Take a high concept and just do the hell out of it.

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Sundance Review: Kaboom
Friday, January 21 by

The plot in this one is just an excuse to linger on lots of sex scenes with beautifully shot naked bodies.

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Sundance Review: The Ledge
Friday, January 21 by

The Ledge is a big misdirect. You think it’s going to be a standoff movie where a cop has to talk a jumper down. That’s really just the hook.