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Kiss of the Damned

Kiss of the Damned

It’s not surprising that Xan Cassavetes, like her brother Nick and sister Zoe, is trying to be a filmmaker. After all, her father, the late great Read More

The Big Wedding

The Big Wedding

Writer/director Justin Zackham must have some kind of movie Midas Touch. His script for The Bucket List attracted Oscar winners Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, while Read More

Mud

Mud

A small-town way of life that’s slowly disappearing. A young boy’s coming-of-age set against the possible dissolution of his parents’ marriage. A drifter who inspires both Read More

The Lords of Salem

The Lords of Salem

Rob Zombie is the Quentin Tarantino of horror. Like that famed former video store employee turned American auteur (and Oscar winner), the genre icon rocker loves Read More

Oblivion

Oblivion

It’s been 60 years since the world was wiped out in a war with aliens. Tom Cruise, as technician Jack Harper, scours the desolate face of Read More

Scary Movie V

Scary Movie V

A sense of humor is personal. It’s like taste in music, or one’s favorite movies. There can be no universal maxim, no “this is always funny” Read More

42

42

If ever a film had a near impossible legacy to live up to, it’s 42. After all, when tackling the sports mythos of Jackie Robinson and Read More

Jack the Giant Slayer

Jack the Giant Slayer

After seeing Snow White turned into a rebellious warrior (Snow White and the Huntsman), Hansel and Gretel become witch hunters, and Red Riding Hood a Twilight Read More

Movie 43

Movie 43

When it comes to comedy, taste (both personal and within the genre itself) is always a factor. What makes one person laugh may cause another to Read More

Dead Man Down

Dead Man Down

It would be easy to call Dead Man Down a standard action movie. After all, it has all the trappings of a tired Hollywood genre effort: Read More

56 Up

56 Up

With each new installment of the stellar Up documentary series, the drama grows deeper, the wrinkles rewrite previous years full of promise and problems. It’s flabbergasting Read More

Evil Dead (2013)

Evil Dead (2013)

Last year, Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s gloriously meta The Cabin in the Woods came along and saved a slumping Winter/Spring season from the January through Read More

Trance

Trance

It’s his own fault. Over the last few years, director Danny Boyle has set the bar so high, artistically speaking, that fans may feel a bit… Read More

Escape from Planet Earth

Escape from Planet Earth

Though it’s probably never been more popular, animation as an artform is truly on life support. The studios, sensing that anything with CG anthropomorphized beings means Read More