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Harald Zwart

Features

Monday, May 3 2010

2010 Summer Movie Preview - June

After May's gangbusters' start, June settles down with The A-Team, Toy Story 3, and more Twilight.


Reviews

Wednesday, December 11 2013

'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones' Is Proof That Rule-Making Isn't the Same as World-Building

The two-disc, Blu-Ray release of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones really, really wants you to be absorbed in that world.


Friday, June 11 2010

'The Karate Kid': Eveything Is Kung Fu

In The Karate Kid, Mr. Han and Dre deserve each other, in a good way.


Thursday, February 5 2009

The Pink Panther 2

Much of the “comedy” in The Pink Panther 2 is a rehashing of the jokes from the first film.


Wednesday, March 12 2003

Agent Cody Banks (2003)

Cody Banks' first assignment is to 'get close' to a popular girl whose scientist father is involved with a nanotechnology-based plot to, like, destroy the world and stuff.


Saturday, December 31 1994

One Night at McCool's (2001)

Any movie that offers proud big bully Andrew Dice Clay as a walking joke, however self-knowing or smug, is starting at a disadvantage. Andrew Dice Clay already made that joke himself, you know, and more than a few years ago.


Blogs

Friday, August 23 2013

Fan Fiction Fail - 'The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones'

It's all pathetic and piecemeal, like a mix tape made by someone else but that you take credit for.


Monday, June 14 2010

Beat on the Brat: Age and the 'Karate Kid'

It's the notion of having an 11-year-old boy mercilessly beaten (and then even further physically damaged during the finale) that has some critics seeing People's Republic red.


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