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Title/Year
Author
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Do you hear that? That shrill, shrieking sound coming from your local multiplex? That would be the Judd Apatow machine slowly, steadily winding down after humming along so brilliantly for so long.
Posted Mar 19, 2008
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Barbershop (2002)
Barbershop is a cozy place to hang out for a while, even if you don't need a little off the sides.
Posted Mar 18, 2008
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Horton may hear a Who, but the rest of us may hear a lot of hoopla, and it's not all the charming sort you expect from a benign Seussian world.
Posted Mar 12, 2008
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10,000 B.C. (2008)
A mix of vast CGI spectacle and small, silly moments, the prehistoric saga 10,000 BC is an epic in name only.
Posted Mar 6, 2008
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The Bank Job (2008)
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Though the histrionics of City of Men are a bit obvious, and it lacks the bravado of City of God, it's ultimately a more rewarding film.
Posted Feb 29, 2008
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Your eyes will probably roll before anyone's head does.
Posted Feb 27, 2008
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Penelope (2006)
No offense intended, but a pig snout is very becoming on Christina Ricci.
Posted Feb 27, 2008
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Unlike Eternal Sunshine, in which Gondry achieved real poignancy about a different kind of erasing, Be Kind Rewind falls into the same category as his The Science of Sleep: It's too silly, and straining too hard to be weird.
Posted Feb 20, 2008
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The assassination thriller Vantage Point might have been a triumph of form over content, technique over substance, if only there were anything worthy about its form or technique.
Posted Feb 20, 2008
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[Sitting through] Charlie Bartlett makes you feel as if you've just watched three episodes of a new TV series you can't wait to see more of -- one that's so funny and smart and unpredictable, it would probably only survive one season on the air.
Posted Feb 20, 2008
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The message is muddled, but the zombie master still knows how to make a gripping, graphic, grossly funny horror flick.
Posted Feb 15, 2008
14
Jumper (2008)
Jumper had potential, though. It's got a clever premise. And at its best, in the beginning, it almost feels like the pilot for a prime-time series you'd like to see more of. But now we're jumping ahead of ourselves.
Posted Feb 13, 2008
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The Spiderwick Chronicles may not be in the same fantasy league as the tales of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis and J.K. Rowling. Yet the family flick based on the books of Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black is an all-around class act.
Posted Feb 13, 2008
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A surprisingly clever romantic comedy that starts brightly but unfortunately loses its spark at the end.
Posted Feb 13, 2008
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Swimfan (2002)
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Truth be told, everyone and everything about Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins is pretty unlikable.
Posted Feb 8, 2008
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Fool's Gold (2008)
The tone of Fool's Gold often feels as if Tennant & Co. were straining to create a live-action version of a Bugs Bunny cartoon, from the slapsticky physical humor to the constantly jaunty score.
Posted Feb 5, 2008
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Persepolis (2007)
Persepolis is a true original in the eclectic world of animation, one that's full of fascinating contradictions.
Posted Feb 1, 2008
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Everything about the movie is as clunky and unimaginative as the title.
Posted Jan 29, 2008
25
The movie might satisfy bloodthirsty action fans, but for most people, this is one Stallone do-over we could have done without.
Posted Jan 24, 2008
26
Untraceable (2008)
Untraceable is one of those deplorably gratuitous movies that wants to have it both ways, but gets nothing right.
Posted Jan 23, 2008
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U2 3D (2007)
The technique works best when it makes you feel as if you're immersed in the audience.
Posted Jan 22, 2008
28
Someday, we're probably going to look back at There Will Be Blood, Paul Thomas Anderson's epic about greed, lies, manipulation and insanity, and call it his masterpiece.
Posted Jan 18, 2008
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Mad Money (2008)
Mad Money strains desperately for laughs.
Posted Jan 17, 2008
30
Cloverfield (2008)
This monster mash-up is a lot of fun, creating some intense gross-out moments and maintaining suspense throughout its speedy running time.
Posted Jan 16, 2008
31
27 Dresses (2008)
27 Dresses is so chock full of romantic-comedy clich├ęs, it almost plays like a parody.
Posted Jan 15, 2008
32
Nicholson and Freeman are so lovably companionable, they almost make you forget the glaring contrivances screenwriter Justin Zackham concocts.
Posted Jan 9, 2008
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Patrice Leconte has taken a story about male friendship, in all its posturing and potential vulnerability, and turned it into a light, smart, crowd-pleasing comedy.
Posted Jan 4, 2008
35
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
After about an hour, though, it all becomes a mind-numbing barrage.
Posted Jan 3, 2008
36
Overwrought and overlong, Ang Lee's Lust, Caution nevertheless has some moments of exquisite beauty and a potentially star-making performance from newcomer Tang Wei.
Posted Jan 3, 2008
37
Rails & Ties (2007)
It's hard to get over the implausibility of the premise in Micky Levy's script, even though the characters themselves acknowledge that they're in a ridiculous situation.
Posted Jan 2, 2008
38
As in Antwone Fisher, which helped make a star of Derek Luke, Washington draws effortless performances from his young actors, which go a long way in making The Great Debaters more enjoyable than you might expect.
Posted Dec 26, 2007
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P.S. I Love You is as treacly as the title would suggest.
Posted Dec 20, 2007
42
Judd Apatow can do no wrong, apparently.
Posted Dec 20, 2007
43
It's strangely beautiful and beautifully strange, with horrific subject matter that produces plenty of wicked humor and characters who initially seem ghoulish but ultimately reveal themselves as sympathetic and deeply sad.
Posted Dec 20, 2007
44
Charlie Wilson's War, a crisp, biting satire that confidently mixes sex and politics, glides along so smartly and smoothly, it makes you wonder how it's possible that director Mike Nichols and writer Aaron Sorkin have never teamed up before.
Posted Dec 20, 2007
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If nothing else, though, The Kite Runner does succeed in providing a vibrant window into a region of the world we might not have known and might have felt daunted to seek out.
Posted Dec 12, 2007
48
I Am Legend (2007)
I Am Legend turns from a quiet meditation on the nature of humanity into a B-movie schlockfest.
Posted Dec 12, 2007
49
Revolver (2005)
After 2002's terrible Swept Away and now Revolver, Ritchie has managed to make, back to back, two of the worst films any one director can lay claim to.
Posted Dec 6, 2007
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