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MOVIE REVIEWS: KILLER ELITE

September 24, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

For the most part, U.S. critics are assassinating Killer Elite (no relation to Sam Peckinpah’s 1975 film The Killer Elite), which stars Jason Statham, Robert De Niro and Clive Owen. With such names on the marquee, notes Elizabeth Weitzman in the New York Daily News, “we should be able to expect something special. Or at […]

WEBSITE OFFERS REVIEWS “AS A CONTACT SPORT”

September 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Veteran writer/producer Bryce Zabel has launched a new movie review website, MovieSmackdown.com, in which newly released films are compared with early ones with similar themes, content or cast. “The way people actually talk about movies is by comparing them to other films they’ve loved or hated that are similar in some way,” Zabel said in […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: STRAW DOGS

September 16, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

One gets the feeling from reading the reviews of Rod Lurie’s Straw Dogs that it will appeal in the main to cinema lovers who embraced the original film by Sam Peckinpah. Certainly the remarks of the critics — Lurie was once one of them — suggest that they found the film more interesting than engaging. […]