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Summer Movie Roundup

The summer 2011 movie season, or more aptly named Movie Season of Superheroes, R-Rated Comedies, and Underwhelming Sequels, is in full swing. So far, we’ve […]

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“Super 8” Is Not the New “E.T.”

By now you’ve read—or heard—countless comparisons between Super 8 and early Spielberg films. Unfortunately, you’re about to read one more. Like The Goonies (also executive […]

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“X-Men” Is Sloppy Summer Fun

Until 2009 the name Alan Ayckbourn meant absolutely nothing to me. The only reason I even heard it was because of a Broadway revival of […]

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“Bridesmaids” Is Melissa McCarthy’s Movie

Screw you, Judd Apatow. For the past six years—since your release of the highly profitable The 40 Year-Old Virgin—we, the battered, beleaguered American public have […]

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From Adventures in Babysitting to Thor

My entire frame of reference for Thor is based on one movie: Adventures in Babysitting—a movie, like The Explorers, that was on daily rotation in […]

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Movie Review: “Hanna”

I’ve become jaded. Okay, jaded is probably not the right word. But when you’ve seen thousands of movies—3,223 Netflix ratings and counting (Big. Effin. Nyerd.)—and […]

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Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch”

I am no longer a Zack Snyder apologist. Before Sucker Punch, I would vehemently disagree with those who said Snyder was all style and no […]

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Bradley Cooper Is Limitless

What if a single pill could help achieve all of your unlikeliest dreams? Would you be willing to pay $800 a pill? Would you be […]

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Oscars Recap: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Well, the good news: Philly Post readers know how to pick the winners. Of the major categories, you went eight for eight. (I’m giving you […]

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More Oscar Picks: Wall Street vs. Real Street

Check out how readers voted in our Philly Post Oscar poll and my picks for the top awards here. As for the rest of the […]

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The Best Movies and Performances of 2010

As I look over the last year in movies, there were some interesting trends. It was the year of smart blockbusters (Inception, The Social Network) […]

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Go Down the Rabbit Hole With Nicole Kidman

It is an ambitious endeavor to turn a play or musical — especially one that won a Pulitzer Prize — into a film. Sometimes the […]

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Remarkable Performances: Christian Bale and Matt Damon

The Fighter When Christian Bale plays “normal” people, I get less caught in his method. But in movies like The Machinist and Rescue Dawn, his […]

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Depp, Jolie and the Golden Globes

The Golden Globe nominations were announced on Tuesday. And the world, collectively, said “what the … ?” Typically the awards (which, really, are the drunken […]

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Can You Trust Beautiful People?

Daren Aronofsky does not shy away from difficult films. From Pi to Requiem for a Dream to The Fountain, he explores preternatural subject matter with […]