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Drag Me to Hell

Sam Raimi’s attempted return to the horror/comedy genre that was his stock in trade for the early part of his career is neither particularly horrific nor all that funny.

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Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.

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Live Free or Die Hard

Bruce Willis' career may not have mandated a fourth trip into Die Hard territory. Who knew that action fans needed it so badly?

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Alvin and the Chipmunks

Without moral or emotional guidance, overworked and overpraised, the kids become preening, self-involved monsters.

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Die Hard Neocon

In yet another Die Hard film this summer, Bruce Willis will reprise his role as John McClane. But can the public stomach the implicit politics that animate him?

Michael Serazio
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Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Bruce Willis as John McClane is back, recalling all the retro rightness and righteousness he first incarnated in 1988.

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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Dreamland (2006)

Though far from perfect, Dreamland is better than most, thanks to Bruckner's amazing intimacy with the camera and that peculiar face of hers; both plain and extraordinarily unique in its beauty.

Brian Holcomb
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Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)

Angela Robinson says the movie shows the 'scope and the joy of being a contender, more than winning, necessarily.' That Herbie allows this 'scope and joy' for a girl driver is mostly delightful.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)

Whether or not you believe any angle of Lindsay Lohan's ever new image, she's certainly learned how to recycle, a useful skill in her chosen profession.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

The team is scrappy and determined, willing to endure repeated -- and I mean repeated -- batterings with wrenches and balls.

Cynthia Fuchs
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