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4 May 2007 // 2:58 AM

Waitress (2007)

Waitress celebrates all sorts of sincere and sometimes silly love -- friendship, romance, parental, and, no doubt, the love of pie.

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4 May 2007 // 2:00 AM

Lucky You (2006)

The cuts are obvious, the rhythms sluggish, and the dialogue redundant, as if the movie's afraid you've missed it the first time.

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2 May 2007 // 3:00 AM

Year of the Dog (2007)

Even as the film makes Peggy's life appear simple, the complexities she feels become clear in her responses to events that appear, at least at first, quite beyond her control.

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27 Apr 2007 // 3:00 AM

The Condemned (2007)

Where's Richard Dawson when you need him? The Condemned calls to mind the improbably campy Running Man, in which the game show host oversees a to-the-death contest featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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27 Apr 2007 // 3:00 AM

Next (2007)

The film doesn’t try to explain or rationalize its essential trick, but drops you rather perfunctorily into Cris' multiple dilemmas.

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23 Apr 2007 // 11:00 PM

Hot Fuzz (2007)

Hot Fuzz is all about the guys. And who needs girls when you have guns?

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23 Apr 2007 // 2:00 AM

Fracture (2007)

Part police procedural, part courtroom hijinks, and part cunning murder plot, Gregory Hoblit's new movie brings the usual canards.

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20 Apr 2007 // 3:05 AM

Vacancy (2007)

The movie is 80 minutes of mostly entertaining tension, punctuated by violence engineered by a creep using criminally outdated technology.

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20 Apr 2007 // 3:00 AM

In the Land of Women (2007)

Ah, poor poor Carter. Will he emerge strengthened or diminished by his encounters in this faraway land?

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Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)

Aqua Teen Hunger Force is undoubtedly better suited to the 12-minute format, but the bizarre, sometimes hilarious, long version is a splendid joke unto itself.

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13 Apr 2007 // 3:05 AM

Disturbia (2007)

For all its revisiting of Rear Window's basic themes, however, Disturbia is most effective when it points to the differences between then and now.

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13 Apr 2007 // 3:00 AM

Perfect Stranger (2007)

While it begins dully enough for an investigative thriller, Perfect Stranger quickly skids off into abject foolishness.

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13 Apr 2007 // 2:55 AM

Pathfinder (2007)

Boasting a prettified brutality that rivals that of 300, Pathfinder also explores a similar theme, the manly pursuit of revenge at any cost.

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12 Apr 2007 // 5:10 AM

Red Road (2006)

In Red Road, Jackie's story extends beyond her control, no matter what she sees, thinks she sees, or tries to see.

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After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet) (2006)

Helene, caught like Jacob between lives, spends much of the film trying to explicate choices that now look only wrong.

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6 Apr 2007 // 5:41 AM

Grindhouse (2007)

Where the olden days movies were fierce, these are more nostalgic for a moment that's amplified in the remembering. These retreads are surely giddy, but they're also indulgent, just as they mean to be.

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6 Apr 2007 // 5:40 AM

The Hoax (2006)

Even as The Hoax works to wring emotional consequence from its many layers of lies, you're hard-pressed to believe it.

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6 Apr 2007 // 3:00 AM

Whole New Thing (2005)

Despite the promise of its representation of queer childhood, Whole New Thing ends up telling the same old story.

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5 Apr 2007 // 6:22 AM

The Reaping (2007)

Ben more or less embodies The Reaping's pretended argument between Christian belief and skepticism.

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4 Apr 2007 // 4:00 AM

Are We Done Yet? (2007)

A showdown with a raccoon who steals his Corn Nuts grants Ice Cube, Mr. AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, the opportunity to mutter, "You should know not to mess with a man's nuts." I can't tell you how painful it is.

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