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  • Odd, talky ‘Dangerous Method’ doesn’t bore the viewer G.w.clift1

    Now that Kurt Russell and John Carpenter no longer make movies together, the partnership of writer and director David Cronenberg with actor Viggo Mortensen is probably the most potent one in the film world. After having made the genuinely original “.

  • Drama is better than history lesson in ‘Red Tails’ Christopher.conner

    Dramatizing history is a risky business, especially if that history is as popular as World War II aviation. “Red Tails” dramatizes the experiences of a small cohort of pilots of the 332d Fighter Group from 1944 to 1945. “Red Tails” begins with .

  • Sadly, ‘Joyful Noise’ has little new to offer G.w.clift1

    Can it have been eight years since Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonce Knowles appeared in a movie called “The Fighting Temptations” about an outsider who comes in to a small, Southern church and helps its choir to win a big .

  • ‘Extremely Loud ...’ beautifully developed but internally vacant G.w.clift1

    Director Stephen Daldry’s new movie is called, for reasons not immediately clear, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” The story concerns the attempt by an eccentric 10-year-old, Oscar Schell, to accommodate himself to the death of his beloved father, who .

  • Later explanation doesn’t compensate for poor sound in movie G.w.clift1

    Somebody’s going to have to explain the story of the new movie “Haywire” to me. Or, actually, somebody had to explain it to me immediately after the showing I watched, in Seth Childs Cinema’s audio-challenged auditorium number eight. .

  • 3D glasses useless at current ‘Beauty and the Beast’

    I saw the original Disney version of “La Belle et la Bête” when it hit theaters in 1991, and since then I’ve seen it a few times, keeping the film fresh in my mind. My daughter, of course, was .

  • Though ‘Contraband’ has action, it is anything but thrilling

    The specific characteristics that make for an action-thriller should be fairly clear. Action is a relatively descriptive word. An action movie usually requires a certain amount of physical conflict, perhaps some chase scenes and some kind of time sensitive event .

  • How bad is ‘The Devil Inside’? Count the ways G.w.clift1

    The only new film to appear in our twelveplex over the last couple of weeks is the horror film “The Devil Inside.” This is what we might call proof of cinematic poverty. “The Devil Inside” belongs to a couple of .

  • If you were lucky enough to miss these duds, you saved some dough

    2011 was not a top flite movie year. It wasn’t the worst year of the new century for new releases. But it contained few first-rate Hollywood films (so be prepared not to recognize the titles of some of the movies .

  • Lots of films coming to the ‘new release’ shelves

    A dozen and a half movies formerly in “general release” to theaters are supposed to appear on the “new release” shelves of video stores this month. None of them are kids’ movies. A couple of them were fun to watch. “.

  • This film’s different, but still has a Swede for a villain

    Had you noticed the Swedes acting up recently? I ask because after years of noting that the ordinary general-release movie is apt to have either the representatives of an oil company or of the Russian “Mafia” as its villain, I’.

  • Spielberg’s ‘Tin Tin’ will amuse moviegoers

    Moviegoers may leave a showing of Stephen Spielberg’s “The Adventures of Tin Tin” feeling a little sorry for the director. But, then, they’ll also exit thinking what a good job he did in bringing the Belgian comic book .





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