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Wednesday, January 6 2010

The Worst Films of 2009

What does it say about the last 12 months that two of the year's biggest blockbusters also find residence near the top of our annual compilation of cinematic abominations? Oh, and the rest are pretty rotten as well.


Reviews

Thursday, February 16 2012

'This Means War' Is Built to Exasperate

Angela Basset's role as Collins raises all kinds of questions, not least being McG's own self-image as a Hollywood player committed to "diversity" casting.


Wednesday, August 4 2010

'Charlie's Angels' Is Where 'The Matrix' Meets 'Spice World'

On the heels of the overblown Mission: Impossible II, Charlie's Angels detonated the megabudget TV-adaptation lark and glued it back into something fun: a weightless series of dress-ups, undress-ups, and hair-flips.


Sunday, December 13 2009

Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation:The future begins? The future might have been better left a looming threat.


Wednesday, May 20 2009

Terminator Salvation

It's late in Terminator Salvation when Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his much-hyped non-appearance.


Thursday, December 21 2006

We Are Marshall (2006)

The film manages a complex range of feelings with a series of hackneyed characters, plot turns, and montages. Lots of montages.


Blogs

Friday, February 21 2014

'3 Days to Kill' is Okay if You Have 100 Minutes to Lose

Kevin Costner may be on some kind of career comeback, but 3 Days to Kill won't bring him to where he once was before. It's acceptable, if unexceptional entertainment.


Wednesday, May 20 2009

Fourth 'Terminator' Fumbles the Franchise

A Terminator movie is not a Terminator movie without a Terminator acting as the threat.


Wednesday, May 20 2009

Terminator Salvation: Humanity's Eve of Destruction … Again

Salvation, as dirty and battle-scarred as it might look, is a much more optimistic piece of work. In this more straightforward telling, good seems much more likely to prevail, as does the continuation of the series.


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