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Friday, April 26 2013

Manning Up in ‘Pain & Gain’

The kidnappers are caught up in a mutual druggy, aspirational haze: when any one of them feels apprehensive, the nearest buddy encourages him to "get a pump", as they lose themselves in frenzy of bicep-curling and self-distraction.


Tuesday, August 23 2011

‘Entourage: The Complete Seventh Season’: What the Eagles Warned You About

The players of Entourage wield words like weapons, their acidic bon mots the equivalent of machine gun fire.


Tuesday, March 24 2009

Part 3: The Sixth Sense to Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.


Wednesday, January 14 2009

OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!


Sunday, November 9 2008

The Happening

Watching this is rather like watching the grass grow. And blow in the wind. And trees. Bushes. Hedges. Blowing. You get the idea.


Tuesday, September 9 2008

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.


Friday, June 13 2008

The Happening

The Happening features an effectively stylized physical environment: rarely have clouds drifting overhead and wind blowing through trees and a sunny day been filmed so ominously.


Monday, April 28 2008

The Return of the Popcorn Circus: June 2008

If May almost tent-poled itself out of existence, June will be even worse. After all, are audiences really ready for 13 major release in less than two months -- with more to come?


Friday, October 12 2007

We Own the Night

You can see -- though the brothers take a few more scenes to catch up -- that each envies the other: Joe wants Bobby's seeming independence, Bobby wants daddy's approval.


Part 5: The Return of the Auteur (Features) [21.Jun.07]
Shooter (2007) (Reviews) [23.Mar.07]
Shallow Graves (Features) [21.Feb.07]
The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006 (Features) [10.Jan.07]
The Departed (2006) (Reviews) [6.Oct.06]
Invincible (2006) (Reviews) [24.Aug.06]
Four Brothers (2005) (Reviews) [5.Jan.06]
Four Brothers (2005) (Reviews) [12.Aug.05]
I Heart Huckabees (2004) (Reviews) [1.Oct.04]
The Italian Job (2003) (Reviews) [29.Aug.03]
The Italian Job (2003) (Reviews) [29.May.03]
The Truth About Charlie (2002) (Reviews) [31.Oct.02]
The Yards (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Three Kings (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Rock Star (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Planet of the Apes (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Planet of the Apes (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Perfect Storm (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Perfect Storm (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Corruptor (1999) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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