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Willem Dafoe Goes on the Prowl in Flawed The Hunter

Apr 6th, 2012

Man vs. beast, man vs. man, man vs. corporation, man vs. himself — The Hunter takes all these pretty ladies out for a spin, but can’t seem to decide which one to bring home.

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Wrath of the Titans Delivers the Gods, If Not the Goods

Apr 3rd, 2012

The 10 years that we are told at the beginning of Wrath of the Titans have passed since Perseus (Sam Worthington) defeated the Kraken may not seem like long enough, especially when you consider that it’s only been two since the Clash of the Titans remake was released

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Tony Kaye's Detachment a Mesmerizing Misfire

Mar 21st, 2012

Detachment, the first feature from American History X director Tony Kaye to see theaters since his stunning 2006 documentary Lake of Fire, is a film about a high school substitute teacher that often comes across like the creation of a precocious student.

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The Vow Barely Gets By With Rachel McAdams (and One Very Handsome Steak)

Mar 7th, 2012

In The Vow, Rachel McAdams plays Paige, a Chicago sculptor who's wife to Leo (Channing Tatum), the owner of a recording studio. The two are talking about starting a family, clearly giddily in love, when they get into a car accident that results in Paige taking a slow-motion header through the windshield.

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Ellen Barkin Snarls to Life in Ruthless, Unpleasant Another Happy Day

Nov 23rd, 2011

As a general rule in the movies, dysfunction is better offered as a side dish rather than a main course, accenting what’s really a story of grieving and letting go, or coming of age, or self-acceptance.

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Impressive Cast Mills About Listlessly in Dumb, Lumpy 13

Nov 2nd, 2011

Alfred Hitchcock and Cecil B. DeMille might have been able to successfully redo their own movies, but more recent auto-remakes, especially ones that find directors cranking out a U.S. version of their own foreign-language hit, have been a motley crew.

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"Straw Dogs" Remake Trades Edgy Complexity For Genre Schlock

Sep 19th, 2011
<p>As I’ve mentioned, I’ve never been the type to get hives over the remake announcements that seem to crop up in the trades every other day, or who feels that a bad redo can somehow denigrate its original.  Keep reading
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Deep Cast Can’t Make "The Debt" Pay Off

Sep 1st, 2011

No one comes out looking good in The Debt, a grim thriller from director John Madden: Not the Nazi purveyor of concentration camp atrocities, which is a given, but not the trio of young, dedicated Mossad agents sent to bring him to justice after the war either.

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"The Debt" Movie Review! How Many Kisses Does Sam Worthington Get?

Aug 29th, 2011

In 1997, shocking news reaches retired Mossad secret agents Rachel and Stefan about their former colleague David.

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In Search of Fresh Style, "Brighton Rock" Loses its Soul

Aug 29th, 2011

Graham Greene’s 1938 masterpiece Brighton Rock is an enduring curio of fiction: A literary pulp novel ahead of its time, a gangland allegory of sin and the cost of redemption, and perhaps most fascinating, a pre-WWII oracle anticipating the traumatic British century to come.

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