Reviews - Page 6

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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.

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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.