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MOVIE REVIEWS: 2016: BARACK OBAMA’S AMERICA

August 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

It was no match for Michael Moore’s anti-George Bush documentary Fahrenheit 9/11, but Dinesh D’Souza’s anti-Barack Obama documentary 2016: Obama’s America was surprisingly hot over the weekend. Widening to 1,091 theaters, it took in $6.51 million, amounting to $5,966 per theater. By contrast, The Expendables, the No. 1 film at the box office, averaged $4,024 […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED

June 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics pretty much roared their disapproval at the first two Madagascar movies, but several are fairly beating the drums for the latest one, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. Typical is Andy Webster’s review in the New York Times, which concludes. “Where Madagascar soars is in its visuals: A Monte Carlo chase is vertiginously madcap; a […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: WRATH OF THE TITANS

March 30, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

The reviews for Wrath of the Titans are about as wrathful as those for Clash of the Titans were two years ago. Those negative reviews did not hinder the movie from earning nearly a half-billion dollars in 2010. And there’s a legitimate question about who actually reads reviews of movies like this. The best that […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY III

October 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

The producers of Paranormal Activity III might just as well have knocked on the doors of movie critics and yelled, “Trick or treat!” As it turned out, they have got both. A week before the Halloween weekend, they are being treated to some quite favorable reviews by several top-drawer critics. Mark Olsen in the Los […]

MOVIE: LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE

September 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole may seem like a strange title for an animated movie, but several critics suggest that the movie itself is mighty strange, something that one might expect from 300 and Watchmen director Zach Snyder. What with all of its characters — heroes and villains — owls, some critics […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: LOTTERY TICKET

August 21, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The critics couldn’t be more poles apart than they are in their reviews of Lottery Ticket. At one end is Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune who writes, “This movie’s good. It’s fast, deftly paced and funny.” Andy Webster in the New York Times calls it a “crowd pleaser.” Carrie Rickey in the Philadelphia Inquirer […]