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Features

Tuesday, April 28 2009

Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.


Reviews

Thursday, July 8 2010

'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief' Needs a Bit More Voltage

This is a rare case of a film that could have used another 15-minutes to build its characters and emotional relationships.


Sunday, February 14 2010

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief

While Grover is loyal and intelligent and even, on occasion, right, he is also the black kid, reduced to vernacular and other stereotyping.


Thursday, July 9 2009

I Love You, Beth Cooper

I Love You, Beth Cooper is yet another in the long line of shameless knock-offs being shoveled into theaters near you.


Tuesday, April 15 2008

Mrs. Doubtfire

This film about a charmingly warped, desperate, and divorced dad in drag has held up well 15 years after its original release.


Tuesday, November 22 2005

Rent (2005)

The song, 'Rent', names its own dilemma, how to make melodrama and artifice compelling when experience has turned so sensational and illusory?"


Blogs

Monday, November 15 2010

Pottering Around

The Star Wars and Lord of the Rings film franchises are revered by millions. Harry Potter? Not so much. The question, of course, is 'why?'


Saturday, February 20 2010

'Percy Jackson' is Slick, Superficial...and Subpar

Ah, Chris Columbus, you interminable franchise-mongerer. Having done nothing of real worth, commercially or in terms of entertainment, since the first two Harry Potter movies,


Thursday, July 9 2009

You'll Hate 'Beth Cooper'

Apparently, previous accomplishments and past reputation mean nothing in the "what have you done for me lately" world of Hollywood hackdom. Just because you've made


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