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Sunday, January 22 2012

The 40 Best Films of 2011

2011 was a year of good, not necessarily great, films, though the amazing choices by our staff might argue against such a overall cinematic classification.


Tuesday, January 11 2011

The Best Films of 2010

Among this year's winners include a fake documentary, a comedy about Jihad, a vampire story NOT dealing with tacky tween romance, a haunting hillbilly noir, and an elegant tale about clones. Not necessarily the usual cinematic suspects.


Tuesday, January 4 2011

The Best Female Film Performances of 2010

The ladies really lit up the big screen, delivering the kind of brilliant acting work that makes picking a mere 20 that much more difficult, let alone unearthing a clear number one.


Monday, January 3 2011

The Guilty Pleasure Films of 2010

A collection of 10 films that make us feel bad for loving them so - though we can easily defend each and every one... we think.


Thursday, May 3 2007

Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.


Columns

Sunday, May 22 2011

Comics Superheroes Leap Across the Great Cultural Divide

Bounding from the pages of comic books onto the screens of films and TV, our superheroes unite formerly divided interests -- comics geeks vs. everyone else.


Reviews

Sunday, September 18 2011

All the Better for All the Fassbending Going on: 'X-Men: First Class'

With so many characters shoved in, it's no surprise that only a select few have any emotional lift. That said, the ones that do -- especially the ones played by Michael Fassbender -- prove to be powerfully intriguing.


Sunday, September 12 2010

'Stardust' Is, as It Promises... Magical

Unlike typical fantasy productions which are often bloated and overreaching in their epic scale, Stardust is a refreshingly original modern fairy tale with a personality all to its own.


Thursday, April 15 2010

Kick-Ass

Serving as Kick-Ass' mentor, savior, and inspiration, Hit Girl is a perfect and perverse fantasy -- abused and abusive, tearfully vulnerable and ingeniously cruel.


Saturday, August 18 2007

Stardust

Where and when, exactly, did Neil Gaiman earn all his geek love credentials?


Thursday, August 9 2007

Stardust

What Stardust wields in star power, it lacks in original, or even interesting, storytelling.


Layer Cake (2004) [27.May.05]

Blogs

Monday, June 6 2011

X-Meh: The Meaning of $56 Million

There is no room for compromise, no value in differing ideals. For (the fanbase), X2 is the standard... all other attempts (including this one) have failed.


Wednesday, November 10 2010

2010: The Year of the Misunderstood Movie

If it goes down as anything, 2010 will be seen as the year of the misunderstood movie, an artistic anomaly which saw at least four fine films fall by the commercial wayside.


Thursday, August 5 2010

Taking Names and Chewing Geek Gum: Kick-Ass

Few films can walk the comic book walk and chew genre gum at the same time. Kick-Ass does that - and a lot, lot more.


Monday, April 19 2010

Lame-Ass: The Meaning of $19 Million

In a typical January to April malaise, Tinseltown is pegging you as a disappointment, and if the bottom line is the only factor used to determined such a dynamic, they are right.


Thursday, April 15 2010

Killer Kid: Kick-Ass' "Controversial" Hit-Girl

Stop all your whining you wannabe makers of taste. Hit-Girl is not a pariah. She's a shockingly strident breath of fresh air.


We Have Seen the Superhero, and He Is Us (Short Ends and Leader) [14.Apr.10]

News

Friday, August 10 2007

'Stardust' creator reflects on flights of movie fancy

If there were ever a moment the moviegoing public might suffer from a case of pixie-dust poisoning, now's the time. With Hogwarts, hobbits and all


Wednesday, August 8 2007

Michelle Pfeiffer winning acclaim for her recent work

Michelle Pfeiffer has been bracing herself for it all summer, that moment when a reporter would use "the c-word" to describe her re-emergence in the


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