Articles tagged aaron yoo

Movie execs finally discover that audiences want to be entertained

Why does Hollywood make so many comic-book movies like “The Dark Knight” and “Watchmen?” Why does Hollywood make so many silly comedies like “Madea Goes

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Defending ‘Friday the 13th’ (2009)

Outcasts rarely have a bully pulpit from which to preach. For the most part, those so afar from the maddening crowd are meant to stay

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16 Feb 2009 // 6:10 AM

Horror gets its groove back with ‘Friday the 13th’ remake

In the almost 30 years since he first leapt out of Crystal Lake at the end of 1980’s “Friday the 13th,” the hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees

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Why Marcus Nispel Should Direct Every Horror Remake

Do few genre filmmakers “get it” that when a true artisan comes along, their presence can be initially perplexing - especially when he or she

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13 Feb 2009 // 2:35 AM

Friday the 13th

Chewie knows his place in this determinedly un-new Friday the 13th: Asian Nerd About to Die.

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Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist

A little cute, sure, but strikingly real -- or at least faked with a lot of heart.

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2 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

At its heart, Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist is a fairy tale, a collective delusion about the here and now.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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21

28 Mar 2008 // 2:00 AM

21

Even if card counting is legal, this gangster-style brutality plainly cannot be, yet it provides long minutes of hackneyed menace, a B-movie plot point that only underlines 21's unoriginality.

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3 Feb 2008 // 8:59 PM

Rocket Science

Though Blitz hasn't the crossover clout of some of his contemporaries, he does process a marked talent for dialogue and quirky scenarios.

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16 Aug 2007 // 2:10 AM

‘Rocket Science’: Truth, but embellished

There’s an element of autobiography in most directors’ first movies, and Jeffrey Blitz’s absurdist coming-of-age tale, “Rocket Science,” is no exception. Set in

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15 Aug 2007 // 9:58 PM

Disturbia

Similar to the way Blade Runner effortlessly channels the archetypes of noir inside the wholly original world of a futuristic LA.

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10 Aug 2007 // 12:30 AM

Rocket Science

As in other nerd-love films, Hal will come of age, with angst and a modicum of ingenuity.

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‘Pastime’ blends love, baseball and World War II internment

The score is tied as the runner leads off third base, the batter tenses and the pitcher gets ready to deliver. The crowd in the

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‘Disturbia’ star Shia LaBeouf was destined for an acting career

"When you look into his eyes, you can see an old soul," said "Disturbia" director D.J. Caruso.

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13 Apr 2007 // 2:05 AM

Disturbia (2007)

For all its revisiting of Rear Window's basic themes, however, Disturbia is most effective when it points to the differences between then and now.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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