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Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 10:33 pm
A steady buzz has been building around Don’t be Afraid of the Dark, the latest creature feature from the mind of Guillermo del Toro, whose overrated Pan’s Labyrinth put him on the map as f...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 02:37 pm
Vicious, violent and vividly realized, director Marcus Nispel’s Conan the Barbarian is the film fans of Robert E. Howard’s pulp hero have been waiting for. Far better than John Milius&rsqu...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 10:44 pm
Hollywood has never been shy about plundering its past in order to remake properties that have proven successful. Now referred to as “reboots,” as slightly modern spins are put on these do...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 12:28 pm
If there’s one thing Jesse Eisenberg needs to do right now, it’s fire his agent. The actor’s followup to widely praised The Social Network, ends up being a comedy with few laughs spo...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011 06:18 am
If nothing else, Tate Taylor’s film adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s bestseller The Help is full of good intentions. The director is intent on displaying the injustice of racism in the Dee...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 09:07 am
Putting the Tim Burton reboot debacle firmly behind them, 20th Century-Fox has produced a worthy prequel to their Planet of the Apes franchise with Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Spending virtually n...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 11:05 pm
Brilliant yet maddening, skillful yet pretentious, Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life is a polemic work if ever there was one. At once an examination of a Texas family during the 1950s, the film...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011 05:53 am
When Hollywood execs bandy about ideas like throwing malevolent aliens into a traditional western, it’s referred to as a “high concept.” Obviously, this proves that those in charge o...
Thursday, July 28, 2011 08:30 pm
Will Gluck’s Friends with Benefits is two – count ’em – two movies in one. The first is a lighthearted, “hip” urban comedy that tries hard to please but falls flat ...

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