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Review: The A-Team
We love it when a plan comes together
This fun big-screen reboot takes the quartet of fugitive vigilantes-for-hire into the digital era, and it succeeds because director Joe Carnahan doesn't let technology overpower personality.
| June 18, 2010
Review: Birdemic: Shock and Terror
Campy, no-budget homage to Hitchcock
Birdemic: Shock and Terror begs to be judged on the compellingness of its awfulness — if not by its creator, James Nguyen, then by its distributor. So here goes.
| June 20, 2010
From one of Saturday Night Live ’s lamest recurring sketches comes one of its funniest spinoffs.
| May 28, 2010
Review: OSS 117: Lost In Rio
Eyebrow Arch of Triumph
This sequel to the hilarious OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies supplies the further adventures of Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath, a secret agent so chauvinistic, he pities anyone not lucky enough to be French.
| May 19, 2010
Review: The Runaways
Doesn't quite take them back home
The mid 1970s was a time of tight pants and even tighter radio playlists.
| April 08, 2010
A double-wide in the woods
With obesity now a pop-culture as well as a medical issue, Lbs. offers insight — as well as laughs and heartstring tugging — into the struggles of a food addict.
| April 06, 2010
Review: Mystery Team
Those meddling kids
Indie comedy has it tough in the marketplace, so though it's no fun to pan the first feature by the Derrick Comedy troupe, neither was it fun to watch Mystery Team .
| January 26, 2010
Review: A Town Called Panic
Bilge from Belgium
This stop-motion comedy from Belgian filmmakers Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar is the anti– Fantastic Mr. Fox — its lack of visual and psychological nuance is, merci, quite deliberate.
| January 20, 2010
Review: Chelsea on the Rocks
Abel Ferrara paints an affectionate portrait
Manhattan’s Chelsea Hotel has been the roost of artists, writers, musicians, actors — and a lot of wanna-bes.
| October 14, 2009
Review: World's Greatest Dad
Bobcat Goldthwait gets dark and deep
Robin Williams is Will Hunting good in Bobcat Goldthwait's dark comedy about a failed novelist whose fantasy of becoming a literary lion comes true in a way that's just plain wrong.
| September 04, 2009
Interview: Bobcat Goldthwait
Bobcat unleashes another not-so-funny comedy
"Not many people may know of my films, but I think they may have more legs than, like, a Kate Hudson movie."
| September 01, 2009
Review: Not Quite Hollywood
A peek into Australia's seedy cinematic underbelly
Not Quite Hollywood is about the empowerment of a people — through exuberant if excruciatingly cheesy movies.
| August 19, 2009
Review: Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg
The woman behind the big heart
The Goldbergs debuted in 1929 as radio's first domestic sit-com; it moved to TV in 1949. As part of her series on Jewish heroes, Aviva Kempner ( The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg ) spotlights the show's star, Gertrude Berg, who few realized was its writer/producer.
| August 04, 2009
Gives you your money's worth
In this Israeli-Australian production, Sydney apartment dwellers culled from stories by Etgar Keret pursue (or avoid) various duties and desires, intersecting in elevator encounters.
| June 24, 2009
Review: Drag Me To Hell
Proving you don't need buckets of blood to scare the bejabbers out of an audience.
Sam Raimi and producer Rob Tapert here return to the gonzo slapstick horror of their classic Evil Dead trio.
| June 02, 2009
Review: My Life in Ruins
It's hard to imagine Donald Petrie's film appealing to anyone but diehard fans of the single-woman-gets-her-groove-back-in-exotic-locale genre.
| June 03, 2009
Paul Dano gains stature
Of the recent spate of young-man-finding-himself movies, Adventureland may be the most fun, but Gigantic sticks to the ribs.
| April 21, 2009
Review: 12 Rounds
Wrestling star John Cena fairly bounces off the lens
As if New Orleans doesn't have enough problems.
| April 01, 2009
Review: Spinning Into Butter
Terrific actors acting like boobs
The title of this relevant but strained drama comes from the tale of Little Black Sambo, who's invoked in a series of anonymous threats to a black student at a progressive Vermont college.
| March 25, 2009
Review: Miss March
The boys directed and co-scripted, so there's no one else to blame.
Miss March gives us one of cinema's more annoying innocent-plus-crazy-id-best-friend pairings.
| March 11, 2009
Review: Bride Wars
Chixploitation at its creative nadir
There are no pleasant surprises in this partly-Boston-shot Gary Winick film.
| January 13, 2009
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