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South of the Border (2010)
"In hindsight, Stone should have left Gekko behind bars, a casualty of his own hubris and shark-like appetites, but here he is, back on the New York streets he once owned, in 'Money Never Sleeps.' And to what end?"
The Social Network (2010)
The Romantics (2010)
The Town (2010)
"Rodriguez emphasizes style over substance, but the sheer audacity of his vision - the energy, the inventiveness, the extremes to which he's willing to take his gruesome sight gags - is his salvation."
The Last Exorcism (2010)
Piranha 3-D (2010)
"The violence is gory, gratuitous and convincingly staged, a credit to effects duo Howard Berger and Greg Nicotero, whose carnage looks impressively (or nauseatingly) real, even if the boobs are not."
The Oxford Murders (2010)
The Expendables (2010)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
"It is a movie fueled by the lunatic inspiration of the very best games and cartoons, awash with stylistic flourishes and exhilarating, animé-inspired skirmishes that reflect the director's passion for both."
Get Low (2010)
The Other Guys (2010)
"Do the jokes pay off? Mostly, yes, despite the movie's occasional sluggishness. McKay and Chris Henchy's script, aided by Ferrell's flights of inspired absurdity, works best when it takes the genre's best-known clichés and stands them on their head."
Repo Men (2010)
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
"The fault isn't Carell's. It lies with a script that fails to understand its characters and hypocritically decries their boorishness while unself-consciously parading its own - a comedy of bad manners that insults nothing except our intelligence."
"To Jolie's credit, she is a convincing action star. She can't, however, take the movie's reheated world tensions and make them seem fresh. Long after James Bond settled his score with the Russians, 'Salt' picks up his fallen torch and wields it clumsily."
"Inspired at times by movie classics, modern and otherwise - 'Dark City' and 'Minority Report,' but also 'Metropolis,' 'Citizen Kane' and the best 007 adventures - it earns its place in the same conversation, a tribute to Nolan's ingenuity."
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
The Karate Kid (2010)
Solntse (The Sun) (2005)
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Robin Hood (2010)
Edge of Darkness (2010)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
"For all his calculated bumps in the night and shots of creepy-looking preschoolers moping around a boiler room, Bayer misses the little things that made the original so hard to forget. Craven was right to keep his distance from this one."
Date Night (2010)
Red Riding Trilogy (2010)
"After the intricacies of Peace and Grisoni's stories have been illuminated, we are left to contemplate their messy aftermath, emotionally battered but relieved to have reached the light at the end of a very dark tunnel."
Cop Out (2010)
The Crazies (2010)
"It's more a taut psychological thriller than a geek show. And in doing away with the original's reliance on dialogue to make clear its ideological thrust, Eisner has crafted a leaner and more effective film."
The Art Of The Steal (2010)
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
"Putting aside the ideological posturing, this hyper-violent fantasy about a seemingly unstoppable killer who continues his murder spree behind bars delivers on its promise of an intriguing mystery, however far-fetched."
The Box (2009)
WarGames: The Dead Code (2008)
Lost Boys: The Tribe (2008)
Crazy Heart (2009)
Jennifer's Body (2009)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Broken Embraces (2009)
"The beauty of Broken Embraces is the joy Almodóvar brings to his storytelling. The movie is as personal and rewarding a contribution to his remarkable body of work as All About My Mother and Talk to Her."
Fast Food Nation (2006)
"'Fast Food Nation' might have translated into a compelling documentary. Instead, Schlosser's research is used as a springboard into a sluggish fictional narrative that merely hints at the grim reality."
"It's missing the point to note that the patriotism on display in '2012' is embarrassingly shallow, as are Emmerich's genuflections to the value of faith. This is not a movie of ideas, but one of visceral thrills. On that level it's hardly inspired."
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
"The inmates here are running the asylum, trying to walk through walls because they've been trained to believe that they can. They are Jedis, or so they think, and though the Force may elude them, their belief is unshaken. Yoda would be puzzled but proud."
Paranormal Activity (2009)