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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 // 7:10 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 // 3:35 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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29 Apr 2008 // 3:03 AM

Shark

Shark's return is boosted by the specter of Jimmy Woods and Michael Rooker locked in a stare-down, as they display their weird-and-creepy chops.

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Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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14 Jun 2007 // 11:46 AM

The Movie Masochist: Television for women and serial killers

If you have cable, you’ve probably seen programs on (or commercials for) Lifetime TV, the network that once marketed itself as “television for women.”

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Costner ignores naysayers, embraces challenges of ‘Mr. Brooks’

A lot of people thought that Kevin Costner should have passed on “Mr. Brooks.” You’re playing a serial killer, they said, and your fans

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1 Jun 2007 // 5:00 AM

Mr. Brooks (2007)

Even as you're wondering just how tedious the movie might get, William Hurt pops up to offer his snarky, sniffy version of "advice," and Mr. Brooks turns into something else.

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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21 Sep 2006 // 3:23 AM

Shark (CBS)

Shark opens on James Woods. This is right, for he is the reason to watch.

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29 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sky High (2005)

Though Layla brings some sense of complexity to the proceedings, she's generally undermined by the film's straightforward charging.

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29 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Sky High (2005)

This cartoony coming out story soon gives way to a cartoony straightening out story.

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