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Wednesday, January 23 2013

The Worst Films of 2012

When movies are mediocre, they're maddening. But when they are as bad as the selections here, you can't help but question the artform's overall validity.


Sunday, November 4 2012

'SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden' on National Geographic Channel

We see bits and pieces of the team's motivation, the televised tragedy that lingers for everyone, the digital archive that will never be lost and might always be used for shifting ends.

Tuesday, May 1 2012

Dark Night, Dark Sea, Dark Wetsuits: 'Dark Tide'

You're better off just watching Shark Week.

Thursday, November 30 2006

Turistas (2006)

The so-called Third World wreaks vengeance on a bevy of beautiful Caucasians in Turistas.

Thursday, September 29 2005

Into the Blue (2005)

Jessica Alba looks fabulous.

Wednesday, August 14 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).

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