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Fool's Gold

Ever shirtless, ever silly
As for Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson, they should have a sit-down with their agents.
By: TOM MEEK  |  February 13, 2008

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Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert Tour in Disney Digital 3-D

Oodles of fun
TV force, tweener pop star, and daughter of country-music icon Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus gets the concert-tour-movie treatment, in 3-D no less.
By: TOM MEEK  |  February 06, 2008

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Rambo

Inadvertent camp
Let’s hope the fork has been firmly planted.
By: TOM MEEK  |  January 30, 2008

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Over Her Dead Body

No pulse
TV stars Eva Longoria Parker and Lake Bell find life after TV in this beyond-the-grave rom-com.
By: TOM MEEK  |  January 30, 2008

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Meet the Spartans

 A humorless turd
The steam has at last run out on the Jason Friedberg/Aaron Seltzer movie-spoofing machine.
By: TOM MEEK  |  January 30, 2008

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The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: A Veggietales Movie

Righteous and garden-fresh
From the Bible-hugging brain trust at Big Idea Productions comes another do-the-right-thing morality tale for kids.
By: TOM MEEK  |  January 16, 2008



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In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Silly confusion
In this chintzy exercise in mediæval conquest, taciturn martial-arts impresario Jason Statham takes on a maniacal Ray Liotta.
By: TOM MEEK  |  January 16, 2008

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One Missed Call

Cheap and flimsy
cheap silliness involves a cellphone exorcism, Margaret Cho playing it straight as a nay-saying detective, and a ghoul who haunts a burnt-out psych ward.
By: TOM MEEK  |  January 09, 2008

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National Treasure: Book of Secrets

Taut, but the pieces don't fit
In this follow-up to the 2004’s National Treasure , renowned relic hunter Benjamin Gage finds his family line linked to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
By: TOM MEEK  |  December 26, 2007

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The Perfect Holiday

A fruitcake of a film
Struggling songwriter Benjamin works part-time as a mall Santa.
By: TOM MEEK  |  December 12, 2007

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Darfur Now

A call to action
Theodore Braun’s probing documentary about the genocide crisis in Darfur takes a hopeful approach.
By: TOM MEEK  |  December 05, 2007



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Revolver

Call the script doc
Forget whatever you know about Guy Ritchie films.
By: TOM MEEK  |  December 05, 2007

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Hitman

Not quite the Bourne franchise
Timothy Olyphant, long a garnish in films like Go and Live Free or Die Hard , takes centerstage in this video-game-to-big-screen-actioneer.
By: TOM MEEK  |  November 20, 2007

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Beowulf

Full-blown FX
As Beowulf (mostly in voice), the reliable and paunchy Ray Winstone develops a digitally chiseled physique.
By: TOM MEEK  |  November 20, 2007

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P2

A sex-gore flop
Bentley and Nichols do wonders with a property otherwise as appealing as an empty parking garage on Christmas Eve.
By: TOM MEEK  |  November 14, 2007

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Jimmy Carter: Man from Plains

Hokey charms and convictions
Jonathan Demme’s latest documentary chronicles the controversial 2006 book tour by the former president.
By: TOM MEEK  |  October 31, 2007



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Saw IV

More gory pranks
Jigsaw has a new apprentice, and the apprentice has a battery of scratchy videotapes explaining how to escape if you wake up in an iron maiden or the like.
By: TOM MEEK  |  October 31, 2007

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Warren Miller’s Playground

Skiing in a relentlessly-cut-to-heavy-metal format
Playground loses the intimacy that the similarly fashioned Endless Summer surfer series achieved.
By: TOM MEEK  |  October 31, 2007

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The Comebacks

Racking up penalty yards
Long before the big game rolls around (the Toilet Bowl, I shit you not), and the film shows a touch of heart, the clock has run out.
By: TOM MEEK  |  October 24, 2007

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Music Within

A squad of sharply drawn outcast vets
Richard Pimentel has a lot put upon him: born to an interracial couple in the ’40s, he’s “the eighth miscarriage that lived."
By: TOM MEEK  |  October 24, 2007

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Things We Lost In the Fire

Haunting agony and angst
Too bad the bigger melodrama doesn’t equal its piquant parts.
By: TOM MEEK  |  October 17, 2007


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