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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.

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.

Review: The Lincoln Lawyer
Tuesday, March 8 by

A perfectly average legal drama.

Review: Take Me Home Tonight
Friday, March 4 by

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

Review: Beastly
Friday, March 4 by

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

Review: The Adjustment Bureau
Wednesday, March 2 by

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

Review: Rango
Tuesday, March 1 by

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

Review: Drive Angry 3D
Friday, February 25 by

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

Review: Hall Pass
Friday, February 25 by

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sundance Review: Homework
Tuesday, January 25 by

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

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.

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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