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MOVIE REVIEWS: THE WATCH

July 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Watch was originally titled Neighborhood Watch until the incident in which a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, shot and killed Trayvon Martin last February. Ty Burr in the Boston Globe is one of several critics who comments that instead of merely retitling the Ben Stiller comedy, “better they should have canned the whole thing. […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: FRIGHT NIGHT

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fright Night is one of those rare horror flicks that actually attracts — horrors! — several decent reviews. In the case of A.O. Scott’s in the New York Times, it’s even a jarringly cerebral one. He writes that “sociological and psychosexual implications hover around the edges of the frame and between the lines of the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: 30 MINUTES OR LESS

August 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

You’ve got to figure that the filmmakers behind 30 Minutes or Less were just asking for it when they came up with that title. Critics have pounced on it with glee (that’s another movie they’ve pounced on; see Glee: The 3D Concert). For example, Ann Horniday in the Washington Post: “Would that 30 Minutes or […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: FINAL DESTINATION 5

August 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Horror movies rarely receive positive reviews, and the fifth Final Destination movie is no exception. (The previous four didn’t fare much better.) Mike Hale refers to a line in the movie in which a character remarks, “It’s just that I’ve seen this before.” Hale calls the line “too depressingly true to be funny.” Likewise Betsy […]