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Never-Ending Neuroses

Even after directing 43 films, Woody Allen is looking for the answers to life’s biggest questions At the ripe old age of 75, comic legend Woody Allen still has plenty of surprises up his sleeve. One big one has been…


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Boy, How Childish

With That’s My Boy, Adam Sandler has a blast being a bigger kid than ever When you’re the No. 1 comedy star on the planet, what moves do you make to stay on top? Do you play it safe and…


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Back To Their Roots

In their new films, directors Ridley Scott and Wes Anderson return to brands that launched them Nearly every great artist hits a dry spell at some point. For directors Ridley Scott and Wes Anderson, the dry spell in each of&hel...



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This Movie Bites

Piranha 3DD sinks to new lows to bite into filmgoers’ wallets There are some films that leave audiences with a sense of wonderment about how they were made. They look in awe at the screen and experience special effects, actin...


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Three The Hard Way

Not as creative as its predecessors, MIB3 is just entertaining enough It’s been a few years since Will Smith was one of the biggest movie stars on the planet, with a new blockbuster released every July 4th weekend. His last&h...


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Victory At Sea

Against all odds, Battleship proves to be a fun time Some movies simply defy any rational attempt to criticize them. And Battleship is one of them. A big, dumb, undeniably fun excuse to see things blow up for 2 hours…



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Double The Fun

Bernie and Headhunters provide unique thrills and laughs as the best movies of the year so far “Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” That line came from writer Sir Walter Scott more than…


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Simply Smashing

Marvel teams up its top superheroes in The Avengers In the pantheon of movie styles, superhero movies offer up some of the biggest highs (Spider-Man, Superman, The Dark Knight) and lowest lows (Batman and Robin, Superman IV and...


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The Colors Of Love

Think Like a Man and Five Year Engagement offer different takes on relationships Love is a universal feeling, something we all share across the divides of race and gender. And yet, Hollywood romantic comedies often feature just...



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Skip This Trip

Scares and chuckles cancel each other out in The Cabin in the Woods Sometimes you can be too clever for your own good. If only the filmmaking duo of Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard remembered that before they teamed up…


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A Fish Called Blah

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen goes belly up Man, if that title doesn’t get your blood pumping, nothing will! Kidding aside, the actual concept of salmon fishing in the Yemen is the most intriguing aspect of Salmon Fishing in t...


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To Party Or Not To Party

American Reunion and Damsels in Distress offer two different ways of living It’s an irrefutable law: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. That fact doesn’t apply just to physics and the movement of obje...



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Funny Fairytale

Mirror Mirror is not just the fairest, but maybe the most entertaining movie of the year so far What’s a parent with young children to do this weekend, as every moviegoer in the world will seem to be lining up…


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Hunger Satisfies

Worldwide blockbuster novel comes to cinematic life through top-notch acting and filmmaking Arnold Schwarzenegger has become famous in several different life arenas: as a world-champion weightlifter, an international cinema sup...


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Say What?

A Thousand Words and Casa de Mi Padre get the comedic message across Ever since the fall of the Tower of Babel, when the Bible tells us an angry God forced mankind to speak in different tongues, people have been…



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Stuck In The Middle

Despite a virtual cast reunion, Friends with Kids is no Bridesmaids If you’re in your late 30s or older, chances are you’ve dealt with some of the thorniest questions an adult can face: Will I find my soul mate? Do…


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Raunchy Road Trip

There are some fundamental questions we all face in the current bad-economy, fast-paced times we live in: Is it better to live in the city or country? Will you be happier working for a lot of money or for a…


Silence is Golden

No matter who wins actual Oscars Sunday, the biggest winners are likely to be home audiences, who will be able to enjoy Billy Crystal as host for the first time in a decade. But having one of the greatest hosts…



Ain’t no Sunshine

There have been plenty of great screen comedy teams—from Laurel and Hardy to Abbott and Costello to Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. Now Greg Kinnear and Alan Arkin are trying to stake their own place in that exalted lineage by...


Super Scary

Ever since The Blair Witch Project blasted into the American moviegoer consciousness in 1999, en route to a $150-million gross built upon a mere $30,000 budget, the genre of “found footage” films has provided some pretty in...


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Quiet

The Academy Awards will always have several hit movies as Best Picture nominees, as well as a few films that haven’t yet caught on with the public. This year’s two smallest Best Picture nominees are a pair of films that&he...



Lost

What if you knew you were going to die today, due to circumstances far worse than you’d ever imagined? Would you rage at the heavens or scoff at the idea of God? Would you humble yourself in prayer and thank…


Hellacious Heroine

Picture a tall brunette who is a whiz at performing secret missions and capable of kicking the behind of any man who crosses her path. Perhaps you’re thinking that I’m writing about Lisabeth Salander, the heroine of The Gir...


Sing Your Song

Some might go to see Sing Your Song out of nostalgia for a man who captured the hearts of men and women everywhere during the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. But this candid movie about singer/actor Harry Belafonte is not as…



Pushing the Envelope . . . Off a Cliff

It’s always strange to consider the movies released around Christmas time, as they veer to two extremes: Either they’re fun family escapism, or they’re emotionally draining “serious” fare begging for Oscar attention. ...


Adventures in Journalism

Back in 1982, Steven Spielberg tapped into the mindset of childhood so perfectly with his film E.T. the Extraterrestrial, that the film became what was then the biggest box-office success of all time. And through the rest of th...


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Achieving the Impossible

For the past six years, Tom Cruise has been on a seemingly impossible mission: to reclaim his former status as the most popular movie star on the planet. For after a 20-year run of hits ranging from Risky Business to…



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Late Lessons

Growing up is hard to do, and the new movies Young Adult and The Sitter offer two different looks at that awkward stage from opposing perspectives and wildly different tones. In Young Adult, Charlize Theron plays Mavis, a gho...