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MOVIE REVIEWS: THE POSSESSION

August 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It is a brave horror film producer indeed who allows his work to be screened by critics, most of whom generally show little charity toward the genre. But the producers of The Possession and Lionsgate, their studio, apparently had enough confidence in their product to let critics see it, and they have been rewarded with […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE THING

October 14, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

They’re calling the third rendition of The Thing, a prequel, but most critics indicate that there’s not much difference in the plot between the earlier Things and this one (including, obviously, the title). Several maintain that this version is no improvement on the earlier ones. David Germain of the Associated Press argues that “the new […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: DREAM HOUSE

October 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

It’s always a bad sign when a studio fails to screen a movie for critics in advance of its release. But how bad could a film starring the likes of Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz and Naomi Watts, and directed by Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, In America, Brothers) really […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SHARK NIGHT 3D

September 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Movie critics finally had a chance to sink their teeth into Shark Night 3D on Friday night, lining up at the box office like everyone else after the studio decided not to show the film to them in advance. Their criticism of the PG-rated horror flick was actually rather subdued. It’s “a movie that isn’t […]

WEEKEND SUPER FOR FOOTBALL, NOT SO FOR MOVIES

February 8, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Record numbers of Super Bowl viewers translated to fewer viewers in movie theaters. Attendance was even scantier than the low estimates issued by the studios on Sunday. The No. 1 film for the weekend, The Roommate, debuted with just $15 million, and the No. 2 film, Sanctum, opened with just $9.4 million, despite having 3D […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: VAMPIRES SUCK

August 20, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

The critics verdict of Vampires Suck, a spoof of the Twilight movies: it sucks. “Painfully unfunny,” is the way Jen Chaney describes it in the Washington Post. A “limp lampoon,” comments Jeannette Catsoulis in the New York Times. Bruce DeMara in the Toronto Star calls it “drearily pointless.” And Joe Leydon in Daily Variety remarks: […]