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Deadpool and Ryan Reynolds' 11-Year Love Affair

If the best measure of success for a comic book film is how well it captures the tone for the central character, then Ryan Reynold's beloved character in Deadpool makes it among the greatest superhero films of all time.

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The Darkness in 'Blade: Trinity' Ain't Hiding Much

Comics film Blade: Trinity ended the once-promising Blade series on a low note and, in a way, closed the first chapter of the Marvel film boom.

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'Life': Wait, Haven't We Seen This Before?

Life disregards its genre predecessor, Alien to the detriment of the film.

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Thriller Slumming: 'Safe House'

The highly respected Denzel Washington does solid work and lifts the overall quality of this film, but it still raises questions about why he keeps taking this type of role.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Scary as Hugh Jackman's vascular body may be, it's also perfectly appropriate as a visual extension of the weaponization of Wolverine.

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Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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Adventureland: Bastards of Young

A loping comedy of displacement that snaps off dozens of easy laughs without breaking a sweat, Adventureland transcends the indie comedy trap by dint of not being content merely to capture its milieu but to animate it.

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Adventureland

Adventureland is as tidy and predictable as it sounds. And it falls into that annoying trap that seems to plague this sort of film, relying on an unrelenting '80s soundtrack to set tones and cue plot points.

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We All Fall Down

This story is largely propped up by the marginal characters that inhabit Michael’s landscape.

Sarah Hentges
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Definitely, Maybe

As much as she wants her dad's story to be a kind of hybrid surprise, Maya early on comprehends its conventionality.

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The Nines

The notion of character versus creation is what ultimately serves as the basis of this metaphysical thriller.

Evan Sawdey
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Smokin Aces (2006)

Smokin' Aces mashes together at least four movies, with all plots and characters spinning around a Vegas card trickster.

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Amityville Horror (2005)

'Based on a true story,' notes Amityville Horror producer Brad Fuller as the so-designating title rolls. 'Already controversial.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Blade: Trinity: Unrated Version (2004)

All this stuff only emphasizes that the film is a mighty endeavor and the kids trained long and hard.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Amityville Horror (2005)

She has three kids from a previous marriage (her husband is dead); he has a body left over from Blade 3.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Blade: Trinity (2004)

Blade (Wesley Snipes) looks tired. I mean, weary. He's been fighting vampires for three films now, and it shows.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The In-Laws (2003)

Robin Tunney's cool aversion to stereotype is easily The In-Laws' most valuable asset.

Cynthia Fuchs
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National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002)

National Lampoon's Van Wilder [is] the latest version of Maxim, the Movie.

Devon Powers
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