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MOVIE REVIEWS: THE WAY BACK

January 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

For the most part, critics are giving director Peter Weir’s The Way Back, his first feature in seven years, positive reviews — not glowing ones, which are the kind the Australian director customarily evokes for such films as Gallipoli, The Year of Living Dangerously, The Truman Show and Master and Commander. The reason, of course, […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: YOGI BEAR

December 17, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

There’s barely a kind, friendly word from any leading critic about the big-screen version of Yogi Bear. Here are some of the descriptors: Mike Hale in the New York Times: “misbegotten;” Dan Kois in the Washington Post: “Uninspired studio product;” Ty Burr in the Boston Globe: “a frenetic, unfunny mix of action, romance, dud dialogue, […]

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 […]