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As Above, So Below

As Above, So Below

You know the phrase “Hell on Earth.” Apparently, it’s a misprint. In reality, Hades takes up residence in the catacombs beneath Paris, or so the new Read More

The Calling

The Calling

A committed serial killer using religious and dogmatic motives as the main reason for his crimes. A small town police woman dealing with the unusual problem of Read More

The Congress

The Congress

Thanks to such technological advances as digital filmmaking, CGI, and motion capture, Hollywood is now capable of creating “virtual performances,” bringing everything from gun-toting space raccoons Read More

One Chance

One Chance

For the true story of Paul Potts, the down-on-his-luck Welsh cellphone store clerk with dreams of becoming an opera star, you don’t expect much in the Read More

The One I Love

The One I Love

How well can we ever know each other? That’s one of the less interesting questions posed by Charlie McDowell’s willowy and romantic science-fiction two-hander with a Read More

If I Stay

If I Stay

For a movie with music at its core, If I Stay sure is tone deaf. It’s a film made by people who have no clue about the Read More

Are You Here

Are You Here

Matthew Weiner has written or co-written a dozen episodes of The Sopranos and dozens more of his own creation Mad Men, seven of which he also Read More

Jersey Shore Massacre

Jersey Shore Massacre

It’s hard to say what’s more off-putting about Jersey Shore Massacre — that it’s an irredeemably awful film, or that it arrives several years too late. MTV’s Jersey Read More

The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3

Sly and his ragtag bunch of mercenaries are back again… again, and the third mission for The Expendables is the least inspired yet. The novelty of Read More

The Giver

The Giver

For a book about breaking the bonds of conformity — among other things — the movie version of The Giver sure is conventional. It’s stilted and Read More

The Trip to Italy

The Trip to Italy

The Trip to Italy’s total lack of necessity has little bearing on its enjoyability. There’s nothing wrong with watching a pair of lyrical, spry, and acid-tongued Read More

Let’s Be Cops

Let’s Be Cops

Okay, so here’s a good idea. Let’s take the lamest part of the F-bomb dropping teen comedy Superbad (the very unprofessional policemen who love to do Read More