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Tuesday Movie Blog: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

See It: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (PG-13, 2010). For those of you unfamiliar with Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Canadian graphic novels, Scott Pilgrim is a […]

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The Other Guys Is a Perfect Will Ferrell Vehicle

“This was the best free movie I have ever seen.” While I am not sure how complimentary this compliment actually is, it was a sentiment […]

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Tuesday Movie Blog: Tom Hanks in The Money Pit

Rent It: Kick-Ass (R, 2010). It’s bloody big, bloody awesome, and bloody bloody. And it boasts one of the most foulmouthed, striking breakout performance in […]

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Dinner for Schmucks: Should We Be Laughing?

During the screening of Dinner for Schmucks (PG-13), I was surrounded by uncontrollable laughter. Spasmodic laughter so great that it doubled over the flip-flop-wearing guys […]

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Tuesday Movie Blog: Gene Hackman Is On the Case

Rent It: Clash of the Titans (PG-13, 2010). The new film does have better special effects. But I’d choose the creepy, claymation Medusa over the […]

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Angelina Jolie’s Worth More Than Her Salt

Status bars are not inherently stress-inducing. No matter how loud or how fast a movie’s underscoring is, no matter how stressed the actors look, status […]

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The Eight Golden Rules of Movie-Going

After reading Big Daddy Graham’s post last week about the worst theater in Philadelphia, it got me thinking (dangerous, I know). Yes, some theaters seem […]

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Thrillers: Serious or Comic?

Rent It: The Losers (PG-13 2010). CIA agents are bad-asses; CIA agents get framed by CIA; CIA agents plot revenge. It’s ridiculously over-the-top and fun. […]

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Friday Movie Blog: DiCaprio in Head-Spinning Inception

I’ve avoided all articles. I’ve quickly grabbed the remote every time the commercials came on. I truly did not want to know anything about Inception […]

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Friday Movie Blog: Despicable Me

“So what have you seen recently that’s good?” Nowadays, that seems to be the million-dollar question. Sure I can tell people to see A-Team (C+) […]

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Tuesday Movie Blog: Tom Ford directs

Rent It: A Single Man (R, 2009). It’s true that Tom Ford’s directorial debut sometimes resembles a cologne ad. But Colin Firth’s astonishing performance, as […]

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He Said/She Said Reviews of Twilight Eclipse

HE SAID Here goes my street cred: I have actually read all of the Twilight books and saw (by choice) the first two movies in […]

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Tuesday Movie Blog: Celebrate Psycho

See It: Day & Night (2010). Okay so I’m not exactly telling you to go pay $15 just to see this six-minute short film playing […]

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Friday Movie Blog: Winter’s Bone

I’m sorry; I just couldn’t do it. After finally seeing Toy Story 3 (have you still not seen it?), I was in no mood to […]

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Tuesday Movie Blog

Rent It: The Last Station (R, 2009). Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer shine in this thoughtful, if at times reticent, look at Tolstoy’s final days. […]