Articles tagged justin long

29 Oct 2009 // 10:00 PM

Drag Me to Hell

Sam Raimi’s attempted return to the horror/comedy genre that was his stock in trade for the early part of his career is neither particularly horrific nor all that funny.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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He’s Just Not That Into You

He’s Just Not That Into You is a standard chick flick, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing: it’s cute and comic and organized according to fixed, mostly ancient gender roles.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.

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2 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

Live Free or Die Hard

Bruce Willis' career may not have mandated a fourth trip into Die Hard territory. Who knew that action fans needed it so badly?

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17 Dec 2007 // 3:07 AM

Jason Lee yells ‘Al-vinnnnn!’

BURBANK, Calif. - It’s the last day of shooting on the “My Name is Earl” set in the San Fernando Valley. The Writers Guild

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14 Dec 2007 // 2:55 AM

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Without moral or emotional guidance, overworked and overpraised, the kids become preening, self-involved monsters.

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2 Jul 2007 // 11:00 PM

Die Hard Neocon

In yet another Die Hard film this summer, Bruce Willis will reprise his role as John McClane. But can the public stomach the implicit politics that animate him?

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29 Jun 2007 // 2:58 AM

If new ‘Die Hard’ is a hit, Timothy Olyphant can live free

MODESTO, Calif.—If you’re going to go big, go big. If you’re going to go bad, go bad. If you’re going to

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Bruce Willis talks about the tardy return of his tough-guy alter ego

Bruce Willis shoots into the hotel suite like a blue-eyed bullet, head shaved, T white, jeans pale as his orbs. The wiry actor is trim,

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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Bruce Willis as John McClane is back, recalling all the retro rightness and righteousness he first incarnated in 1988.

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14 Jun 2007 // 4:00 PM

Mr. Cool: Bruce Willis returning to ‘Die Hard’ after 12 years

"Fifty percent of the time I'm right, but 50 percent of the time I'm just as wrong," he says in response to a question about his knack for choosing projects like "Die Hard" (1988) and "The Sixth Sense" (1999).

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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 Jan 2007 // 9:00 PM

Dreamland (2006)

Though far from perfect, Dreamland is better than most, thanks to Bruckner's amazing intimacy with the camera and that peculiar face of hers; both plain and extraordinarily unique in its beauty.

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24 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)

Angela Robinson says the movie shows the 'scope and the joy of being a contender, more than winning, necessarily.' That Herbie allows this 'scope and joy' for a girl driver is mostly delightful.

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24 Jun 2005 // 1:00 AM

Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)

Whether or not you believe any angle of Lindsay Lohan's ever new image, she's certainly learned how to recycle, a useful skill in her chosen profession.

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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

The team is scrappy and determined, willing to endure repeated -- and I mean repeated -- batterings with wrenches and balls.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Jeepers Creepers (2001)

If these characters are tedious, what is most annoying about 'Jeepers Creepers' is The Creeper itself. Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer my slasher flick psycho killers to be decidedly human.

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Ten Great Criterion Titles: What to Watch and Why

// Short Ends and Leader

"As the Criterion Collection's ever-growing roster shows, there are simply too many great pictures out on home video to know what to do with.

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