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Jon Turteltaub


Tuesday, May 4 2010

2010 Summer Movie Preview - July

In July, Christopher Nolan unleashes his eagerly awaited new film Inception, M. Night Shyamalan returns with The Last Airbender and Adrien Brody stars in a Predator remake.


Friday, November 1 2013

A Glimmer of Salvation Is Found in 'Last Vegas'

This does best during its nicely understated climax, where the glimmers of the characters' fears -- of aging, of becoming irrelevant -- are most visible and closest to poignant, if only briefly.

Sunday, August 5 2012

'Phenomenon': Or, How to Make Use of Good Manure

Sometime before being dismissed as out of his gourd, John Travolta made a film more than suggestive of his growing attraction to the marriage of the worlds of spiritualism and science fiction.

Tuesday, July 13 2010

'The Sorcerer's Apprentice': What Boys Want

No matter how urgent that whole saving the world thing might be, the sorcerer's apprentice finds ways to follow or meet up with the object of his desire, a pretty girl named Becky.

Thursday, December 20 2007

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

The primary draw in the National Treasures is Nic Cage, odd and spasmodic, undeniably charismatic.


Sunday, November 28 2010

It's a Shame About Jay: 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' (Blu-ray)

If the geek inherits the Earth, Jay Baruchel will be among their bequeathed number... all irritating turns in this lame 2010 summer popcorn slop aside.

Wednesday, July 14 2010

This 'Sorcerer' Fails to Conjure Up Much Magic

Successful tales of the high seas are one thing. The Sorcerer's Apprentice proves that when it comes to reinventing the corporate catalog, the House of Mouse is more a House of Lousy Movies.

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