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How Hollywood Saved Itself (Again) at the Summer 2017 Box Office
4 Sep 2017 // 9:59 PM
The Summer Box Office of 2017 does not represent the death of the Hollywood. It simply represents the changing face of Hollywood accounting.
The Worst Films of 2009
6 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM
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.
'Spring Breakers', 'Pain & Gain' and Postmodern Folly at the Movies
9 May 2013 // 6:30 PM
Rather than exercise judgment or critical perspective on crime and punishment, Spring Breakers and Pain & Gain share their characters’ self-indulgence, making narcissism seem like a palatable or practical means to achieve goals.
Recent History Reduced to '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi'
14 Jun 2016 // 4:30 AM
13 Hours takes a politically fraught event and turns it into another Michael Bay shoot-out
Heroes and Politics in '13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi'
15 Jan 2016 // 5:00 AM
The world in this version of Benghazi is both awful and glorious, outsized and shrinking, poignant and repetitive.
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's 10 Best Film Roles
8 Apr 2015 // 5:00 AM
He may seem like nothing more than muscles and machismo, but this former WWE superstar is on path to be an equally popular player in feature films.
Jumping Off the Bay-Wagon
7 Jul 2014 // 6:00 AM
With his picture postcard imagery and similarly shorthanded scripting, Michael Bay's movies may be nothing more than a colorful crib mobile.
Battle of Benghazi Rages in Michael Bay's '13 Hours'
14 Jan 2016 // 5:20 AM
Michael Bay has taken a break from Autobots and Decepticons to tell of a different battle: between half a dozen CIA contractors protecting U.S. compounds and paramilitary groups who attacked them on the anniversary of Sept. 11.
Will the new 'Transformers' film have 'The Touch'?
2 Jul 2007 // 11:29 PM
As someone who spent much of his childhood collecting and breaking Transformers, I'm approaching next week's movie version with a feeling that veers back and