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MOVIE REVIEWS: DEVIL

September 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Devil, which was not screened in advance for critics, was ignored by most of the major ones over the weekend, many of whom were winding up their coverage of the Toronto Film Festival. Those in the major markets who did take it in were split fairly equally, with the naysayers having a slight edge. The […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE LAST EXORCISM

August 27, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

Compared with the no-budget likes of The Blair Witch Project and Paranormal Activity, The Last Exorcism, which cost $2 million to make, is a spendthrift affair. For the most part, critics aren’t impressed. Roger Moore in the Orlando Sentinel calls it “modestly chilling.” Sean O’Connell in the Washington Post describes it as “unnerving.” Other critics […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “THE LAST AIRBENDER”

July 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Most reviewers were clearly bent out of shape by the goings-on in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest movie, The Last Airbender, based on the Nickelodeon cartoon series. “Mr. Shyamalan’s attempt to conjure a realm of myth and adventure out of special effects and long expository speeches might serve as a textbook chapter on How to Do […]

STUDIOS EXPECTING FABULOUS FOURTH

June 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Fourth of July weekend is likely to produce — by far — the biggest box-office grosses of the year. Summit Entertainment launched the third installment of its Twilight franchise at midnight last night (Tuesday/Wednesday), amid expectations that it will sell $150-million worth of tickets by Monday. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse collected $30 million, the […]