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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

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

While it might be the height of critical clich√© (and analytically wrong) to call G.I. Joe: Retaliation “a real American Zero,” if the combat boot fits… Read More

The Host

The Host

And you thought Twilight was bad… The latest from the so-called writer of those undeniably bad (and undeniably popular) sparkling vampire romances centers around an alien Read More

Room 237

Room 237

Who knew? When Stanley Kubrick was standing on the set of his heralded horror “classic” The Shining, he had a lot more on his mind than Read More

Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies

At this point in the zombie mythology, there’s not much more a filmmaker can do. We’ve had the old fashioned voodoo version that made the horror Read More