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August 2014

‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Is Almost Lightining in a Bottle

Is two-thirds of a decent Sin City sequel enough? After nine years of waiting, almost.


‘Are You Here?’ If So, I Feel Sorry for You…

This is a horribly unfunny comedy by someone celebrated for reinventing the TV drama.


‘Good Sam’ Is Anything But a Feel-Good HIt

Good Sam juxtaposes the reality its characters live in with a sort of Shirley Temple optimism.


‘Frank’: Ambition Collides With Mental Illness

Frank is an enjoyable, offbeat comedy about the least approachable band ever, the Soronprfbs, and how their newest member aspires to make them more likeable.


‘Four of the Apocalypse’ Is Unrelenting in its Mournful and Mesmerizing Moodiness

Four of the Apocalypse's stereotypical and almost satirical character depictions and its pilgrimage structured plot-line chronicles a voyage to redemption.


Disney’s Best Heroes… and Villains

They're the reason to cheer or the inspiration for a jeer—and nobody does them better than Disney.


‘The Trip to Italy’ Leaves You Hungry for More

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are reinvesting the so-called buddy comedy with the concept that, sometimes, friendship is not enough.


Did Piracy and/or a PG-13 Rating Doom ‘The Expendables 3’?

Was online "availability" and a anti-hard "R" stance the real reasons this third film in the action franchise failed?


‘Septic Man’ Finds Meaning among the Sewage

If Cook and Burgess are setting us up for a continuing series of mutant monster superhero takedowns, this movie is a decent start.


‘The Expendables 3’ Is Nothing More than a Few Fantastic Action Scenes

What The Expendables 3 lacks is the kind of exuberant pizzazz which made these particular performers ripe for rediscovery in the first place.


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