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We're pretty sure this is the last we'll ever see of the new Munster clan.
Posted Aug 14, 2013
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Blue Jasmine (2013)
If you want to see what capital-A Acting looks like, take a gander at Cate Blanchett in Woody Allen's latest feature.
Posted Jul 26, 2013
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Red 2 (2013)
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A noble effort to contextualize the life of a man who would become famous for the way that he died.
Posted Jul 12, 2013
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Pacific Rim (2013)
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The Look of Love is the latest and -- I'm sorry to report -- the least of Coogan and Winterbottom's team-ups.
Posted Jul 5, 2013
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The Way, Way Back only really gets interesting when Carell enters the frame and introduces an unconventional villain into this entirely too-conventional coming-of-age scenario.
Posted Jul 5, 2013
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With the ostensible hero a maroon and the plot a draggy mess, the movie is essentially counting on Depp's broad comic theatrics to carry the day.
Posted Jul 3, 2013
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I'm So Excited has more than enough characters and storylines to fill its confined space. What the movie lacks, however, are belly laughs, hearty guffaws or even mild chuckles.
Posted Jun 28, 2013
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Byzantium (2013)
The revamped vampire mythology put forth in Byzantium is much more fascinating than the actual story the movie sets out to tell.
Posted Jun 28, 2013
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White House Down is as much a comic book fantasy as something like The Avengers.
Posted Jun 28, 2013
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The Heat (2013)
The Heat may be more of the same buddy cop stuff, but the stars lend it extra punch where it counts.
Posted Jun 28, 2013
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Maniac (2013)
Should Wood decide to indulge his manic side again, here's hoping he picks a better vehicle than Maniac.
Posted Jun 21, 2013
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Monsters University takes characters and plugs them into a sitcom-ready scenario that could serve as a backdoor pilot to a Disney Channel series.
Posted Jun 21, 2013
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World War Z (2013)
World War Z may be a Frankenstein's monster of a movie, but it crackles with just enough electricity to keep the story moving forward and take the audience along for the ride.
Posted Jun 21, 2013
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Man of Steel (2013)
Man of Steel keeps Superman -- and the aspirational spirit he represents -- grounded and it's a less heroic movie for it.
Posted Jun 14, 2013
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This is the first time where the director has allowed herself to be so openly contemptuous of the people in her own movie and that judgmental air suffocates The Bling Ring.
Posted Jun 14, 2013
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I had a grand old time at this apocalypse, where 75-80% of the jokes land and the cast's eager-to-please energy, mostly carry you through the gags that fall short.
Posted Jun 12, 2013
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[It's] more interested in making you smile than making you think. And it mostly accomplishes that modest goal, thanks to the witty music and charmingly low-fi production values.
Posted Jun 11, 2013
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It's a delight for Whedonites, but -- I'm sorry to say -- a rather mediocre production of Shakespeare.
Posted Jun 7, 2013
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Tiger Eyes (2013)
Tiger Eyes retains some of the seriousness and respect for character that distinguishes Blume's YA books. What it lacks, however, is her strong authorial voice.
Posted Jun 7, 2013
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V/H/S/2 (2013)
It's a 50/50 split as two of the shorts are great and two... well, not so much.
Posted Jun 7, 2013
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Free Samples (2013)
A modest pleasure that greatly benefits from Weixler's charismatic presence.
Posted Jun 7, 2013
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Clever for a little while, but turns irritating halfway through.
Posted Jun 7, 2013
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Rapture-Palooza assembles a reliable cast of comics and then proceeds to saddle them with truly middling material.
Posted Jun 7, 2013
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The Purge (2013)
The premise is the only interesting thing about The Purge, which very quickly devolves into a poorly-staged, narratively-challenged home invasion picture.
Posted Jun 7, 2013
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The movie is sure-footed in its storytelling, right up to its appropriately open-ended conclusion.
Posted May 31, 2013
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The father/son tension between Frank and Joe is also effectively handled, with Offerman in particular striking notes that skirt around the typical coming-of-age, daddy-just-doesn't-get-me clichés.
Posted May 31, 2013
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After Earth (2013)
Compared to the wackadoo ramblings of The Happening or the stark-raving silliness of Lady in the Water, this film is a more generic failure.
Posted May 31, 2013
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The Fast and the Furious franchise's gradual transformation from action movie serial to full-blown TV soap opera (with occasional car chases) is at last complete.
Posted May 24, 2013
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No matter how long the gap between movies has been or how completely the characters' lives have changed, when Jesse and Celine turn to each other and start one of their famously epic conversations, it feels like no time has passed at all.
Posted May 24, 2013
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Turning this installment into The Hangover III: The Search for Chow illustrates how starved for ideas the filmmakers are.
Posted May 23, 2013
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Phil Spector (2013)
As you can probably tell, I found the message behind Phil Spector pretty laughable. As drama, it's not particularly convincing either, even with Mamet's rat-a-tat-tat flair for dialogue mostly intact.
Posted May 22, 2013
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McGehee and Siegel -- as well as the adult cast -- are to be commended for keeping the film's depiction of marital strife from falling into melodrama and goopy sentimentality.
Posted May 17, 2013
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A strained attempt to translate the comic punch of Alexander Payne's brilliant send-up of high-school politics, Election, into the realm of an even more tension-fraught extracurricular activity: drama club.
Posted May 17, 2013
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Erased (2013)
Although Erased goes through the motions of its various spy games efficiently enough, you never completely forget that you're watching an imitation of far better movies.
Posted May 17, 2013
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Into Darkness repeatedly and unapologetically sacrifices science-fiction thoughtfulness on the altar of blockbuster "Wow."
Posted May 16, 2013
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Syrup (2013)
Syrup imagines itself to be bolder and funnier than it actually is.
Posted May 10, 2013
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How Sweet It Is may be sweet in spirit, but as a movie it isn't so, you know, sweet.
Posted May 10, 2013
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In the end -- for better and for worse -- this is very much Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby, a movie that honors the source material, but stays truer to its own creator's vision.
Posted May 10, 2013
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The pleasure of the film doesn't lie in the plot; it's all about the sultry, horror-tinged mood that Cassavetes manufactures.
Posted May 3, 2013
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Ultimately, Unmade in China is ultimately less about the experience of making a movie in China than it is a chronicle of one director's wounded ego.
Posted May 3, 2013
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Iron Man 3 (2013)
For half the movie, Black challenges what audiences have come to expect from comic book movies and Marvel movies in particular. But then in the other half, he falls back on the same-old same-old.
Posted May 3, 2013
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Pain & Gain (2013)
For the first half, Bay is completely dialed into this material, his frat boy sense of humor and overblown visual sensibility complimenting the story and setting.
Posted Apr 26, 2013