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MOVIE REVIEWS: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2

October 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times calls Paranormal Activity 2 “an efficient delivery system for Gotcha! Moments,” which he describes as those moments in a movie “when something is sudden, loud and scary.” The dialogue in the movie, he says, simply functions as “Gotcha! separators.” It is what it is, Ebert allows. “My audience jumped […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: SCOTT PILGRiM VS. THE WORLD

August 13, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

It’s a given, according to most box-office forecasters, that Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, starring Michael Cera, will wage a losing battle against the competition this weekend, but it’s a winner with many critics. “There are some movies about youth that just make you feel old, even if you aren’t,” writes A.O. Scott in the […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: CHARLIE ST. CLOUD

July 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The box-office fate of Charlie St. Cloud probably hinges on the current status of 22-year-old Zac Efron as a teen idol. The former High School Musical star has probably been eclipsed by the Twilight stars, but he still has a sizable following of young female fans who are likely to turn out in droves to […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “LOVE RANCH”

June 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Love Ranch is based on the real-life story of the folks who in 1967 opened the Mustang Ranch in Nevada, that state’s first legal brothel. It stars Helen Mirren as the ranch’s madam — and she gets far better critical notices than the movie itself. Stephen Holden in the New York Times remarks that Mirren […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: “THE KARATE KID”

June 11, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

If you’ve never seen the original Karate Kid — and if you’re among the under-30s who make up the primary movie audience, you probably haven’t — then you’ll probably enjoy the remake, which stars Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett, most critics agree. Betsy Sharkey in the Los […]

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