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Tuesday, April 7 2009

Furious over ‘Fast’ success


Friday, April 3 2009

Fast & Furious

Fast & Furious is everything it sounds like: crass, unoriginal, and mostly tiresome.


Friday, September 19 2008

Battle in Seattle

Even as various people try to "do their jobs" in Battle in Seattle, they are repeatedly boxed in by lack of information and lack of power.


Monday, September 8 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: September 2008

From wars both past and present to a number of nail-biting thrillers, September is sizing up as a potentially profitable one.


Friday, January 13 2006

BloodRayne (2006)

The main special effect is something called the slash and spray -- a sword slice across the torso that causes a fountain-like torrent of arterial goodness.


Wednesday, September 8 2004

Resident Evil: Deluxe Edition (2002)

Resident Evil opens at a moment that might be best described as mid-psychosis, that is, the titular evil is overtaking the 'residence'.


Tuesday, January 13 2004

S.W.A.T. (2003)

S.W.A.T. knows what it is, namely, an expensive, hyper-actionated, CD-selling, multi-raced and multi-buddied flick.


Thursday, August 7 2003

S.W.A.T. (2003)

S.W.A.T. knows what it is, namely, an expensive, hyper-actionated, cd-selling, multi-raced and multi-buddied flick.


Thursday, August 15 2002

Blue Crush (2002)

Big fat super-popular boy power movies don't rely on plot, so it probably makes sense that this pulse-pounding girl power movie doesn't either (and like most boy movies, this one is about a stunningly beautiful white protagonist surrounded by a multi-culti crew).


Thursday, August 1 2002

Resident Evil (2002)

Look again, and it opens up into a morass of narrative fractures.


Resident Evil (2002) (Reviews) [14.Mar.02]
Girlfight (2000) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
The Fast and the Furious (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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