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17 Aug 2007 // 4:20 AM

Superbad

The focus remains unchanged: scared, eager boys make their clumsy ways toward a semblance of self-awareness.

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17 Aug 2007 // 4:00 AM

Death at a Funeral

Bodies show up everywhere they shouldn't, making public what usually remains repressed: death, defecation, desire.

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17 Aug 2007 // 4:00 AM

The Invasion (2007)

Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel (who made the impressive Downfall), the film goes from sharp paranoid thriller to noisy action flick.

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16 Aug 2007 // 4:45 AM

The 11th Hour

Debates over policy, resources, and money are and will be shaped by campaigns, images, and celebrities. The 11th Hour understands that, and makes its case accordingly.

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15 Aug 2007 // 4:30 AM

If I Didnt Care

The noir protagonist Davis tends to watch and wait, in a predictably opportunistic and mindless manner.

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14 Aug 2007 // 4:11 AM

Summercamp!

Respectful and perceptive, Summercamp! isn't quite what you expect.

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13 Aug 2007 // 2:00 AM

Skinwalkers

In Skinwalkers, there are two kinds of skinwalkers. Some see their bloodlust as a curse, and others, more colorfully, "embrace the power of the beast."

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10 Aug 2007 // 3:30 AM

Rush Hour 3

Disjointed and hyperbolic, the film's many chases and showdowns pit Carter and Lee against an array of forces -- again.

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10 Aug 2007 // 1:30 AM

Rocket Science

As in other nerd-love films, Hal will come of age, with angst and a modicum of ingenuity.

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10 Aug 2007 // 1:30 AM

Stardust

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

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10 Aug 2007 // 1:00 AM

2 Days in Paris

This mostly comic study of two people coming apart is by turns lumpy and lovely, perverse and prosaic.

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9 Aug 2007 // 2:00 AM

I Know Who Killed Me

Even if you accept the premise that viewers want to see their celebrities punished, the violence against Aubrey is extreme.

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8 Aug 2007 // 2:00 AM

Molière

Molière's antics underline his resilient self-regard, which is the film's focus.

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6 Aug 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Ten

Despite the sight gags, recurring characters, amusing references, and genuine chuckles it elicits, The Ten is more exercise than tour de force.

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5 Aug 2007 // 4:24 AM

Underdog (2007)

Underdog is so piecemeal it should come with a roll of duct tape.

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4 Aug 2007 // 7:42 AM

The Bourne Ultimatum

The Bourne Ultimatum lives and dies by its car chases and fisticuffs, and it has to be said that some of the best examples in the genre exist in this electrifying film.

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4 Aug 2007 // 6:42 AM

El Cantante

Jennifer Lopez is the new Barbra Streisand. No, old Butta Babs can still act and sing rings around this entertainment wannabe. No, where J-Lo matches the Oscar winning diva is in the oversized ego department.

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3 Aug 2007 // 3:30 AM

The Bourne Ultimatum

Bourne is the logical product of the secret CIA program that made him, the dark routes by which a desire for surveillance and security gives way to brutal dominion and extreme measures.

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3 Aug 2007 // 3:29 AM

El Cantante

The biopic formula overtakes historical details and even director Leon Ichaso's signature impressionism, with an awkward and unsurprising result.

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3 Aug 2007 // 3:28 AM

Interview

Katya and Pierre's mutual distrust is predictable, but the movie emphasizes their sometimes surprising sameness.

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