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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. [19.Aug.14]
'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. [19.Aug.14]
'The Expendables 3': More Action, Less Sequence
As a movie, The Expendables 3 is kind of a shambles. As part of a never-ending retirement party, it's kind of a gas. [19.Aug.14]
'Hercules' Lives in the Netherworld of Good Enough
Hercules is a Disney animated film that shows the studio riding the wave of its '90's renaissance, but not reaching the heights of earlier classics. [19.Aug.14]
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? [18.Aug.14]
Reviews
Hercules is a Disney animated film that shows the studio riding the wave of its '90's renaissance, but not reaching the heights of earlier classics. [18.Aug.14]
As a movie, The Expendables 3 is kind of a shambles. As part of a never-ending retirement party, it's kind of a gas. [19.Aug.14]
This film is entertaining and fun, while maintaining an emotional component throughout, making it a classic Disney film rightfully getting its due in this restored master. [17.Aug.14]
Dinosaur 13 traces the emotional and legal dilemmas emerging with the discovery of a T-Rex called Sue. [15.Aug.14]
The Giver is too much like today's other YA dystopias, but without a cool girl at its center. [15.Aug.14]
By Gina Kim
A Five Star Life challenges the dichotomies of stasis and movement, and of mobility and being tethered down. [15.Aug.14]
DVD Reviews
Hercules is a Disney animated film that shows the studio riding the wave of its '90's renaissance, but not reaching the heights of earlier classics. [18.Aug.14]
This film is entertaining and fun, while maintaining an emotional component throughout, making it a classic Disney film rightfully getting its due in this restored master. [17.Aug.14]
Mixed Media
News
By Steven Zeitchik
The last year of Robin Williams’ professional life was a microcosm of his larger career — a mix of independent drama, animated voice work, studio comedy and even a TV sitcom. [15.Aug.14]
Features
He has been the host and head writer of both Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax, and now takes on his biggest comedy challenge yet: riffing 1998's Godzilla in front of a live audience. [12.Aug.14]
There's a lot to look forward to in August, including another amazing Marvel movie, a return of everyone's favorite "heroes on the half-shell", and a welcome return of a certain Sin City. [31.Jul.14]
Columns
The Next Reel
After the best-selling novel La Planète des Singes and the hit film Planet of the Apes, the series found itself in hairy times. How did the saga regain its glory? [10.Aug.14]
On Principle
By grounding the violence of his barely veiled speculative fiction in the here-and-now, James DeMonaco risks inciting an audience beyond the walls of the cinema. [06.Aug.14]
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