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MOVIE REVIEWS: CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.

July 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With a title like Crazy, Stupid, Love., the producers would appear to be making it easy for critics to bash it. The remarkable thing is that many are turning that title inside out. A. O. Scott in the New York Times, for example, begins his review by writing, “Crazy, Stupid, Love. is, on balance, remarkably […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS: PART 2

July 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie reviews simply don’t come more enthusiastic than those being garnered by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. Among the major newspaper reviews, there’s not a single clunker in the lot. It’s hard not to hear the strains of “Rule Britannia” in the back of your mind as one review after another pays […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: HORRIBLE BOSSES

July 8, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

If television sitcoms were raunchier, they would be like Seth Gordon’s Horrible Bosses, some critics suggest. “For all of this movie’s aspirations to be out-there,” writes Kyle Smith in the New York Post, “it relies on the staple of the sitcom mentality. Sitcom scripts are hacked together in a few days, and rely on dumb-guy […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: CARS 2

June 24, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

For the first time, most of the major critics have taken the wrecking hammer to a Pixar movie. The movie in question is Cars 2. And several critics do give it the kind of review Pixar and Disney executives are accustomed to. Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times, for example, calls it “fun” and remarks, […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE GREEN LANTERN

June 17, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

In the immortal words of Kermit the Frog, “It’s not easy being green.” Those words are being quoted by several critics today (Friday) in their reviews of The Green Lantern. Color the reviews dreadful. Manohla Dargis in the New York Times doesn’t mince words. “Green Lantern is bad,” she writes. What else does she think […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

April 22, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

Sara Gruen’s novel Water for Elephants has managed to maintain a foothold on one New York Times best seller list or another for more than three years. Even now, the novel, set in a 1930s traveling circus, tops the Paperback Mass-Market Fiction list and is No. 2 on the Paperback Trade Fiction list. So it […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: AFRICAN CATS

April 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Disney nature films have had a spotted history. The brainchild of the late Roy E. Disney, the studio’s True-Life Adventures series brought 16 cleverly edited — and sometimes contrived — documentaries about animals and birds to the screen between 1948 and 1960. (They received some notoriety some years ago when it was discovered that the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: RODRICK RULES

March 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Critics aren’t exactly beating up on Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules. But most aren’t coming to its defense either. “About the most you can say for it is that it’s inoffensive, which isn’t necessarily what you want in a movie about the humiliations of being a seventh grader with a bullying older brother,” […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: PAUL

March 18, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

British comics Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who received abundant praise — and laughter — for their previous films, Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, are receiving much of the same for their latest film, Paul, with Seth Rogen in the title role of a computer-created alien. “After the sharp bite and harsh light […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: RED RIDING HOOD

March 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

What every teenage girl knows about Red Riding Hood is that it is directed by Catherine Hardwicke — she of the first Twilight film. They may also know that they should stay clear of wolves on their way to granny’s house. Especially werewolves. The only question is whether those young’uns will find werewolves as irresistible […]

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