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Review: Marvel's The Avengers

Even for a hard-ass like Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), head of the ultra-secret S.H.I.E.L.D agency, getting a billionaire genius in a metal suit, a scientist with a bad temper, a cryogenically preserved WWII warrior, a Norse god, and two secret agents
Awkward first steps
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 04, 2012
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Review: Puncture

Though drawn from a true story, Adam and Mark Kassen's drama falls into the pattern of films like The Verdict in which a crapulous barrister gets a second chance by taking on a case of David-versus-Goliath injustice.
Facing down fat cats
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 21, 2011
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Review: What's Your Number

I was hoping that Mark Mylod's comedy might, like Bridesmaids , show that women could hold their own when it comes to subversive humor.
Faris fails to carry comedy to  Bridesmaids heights
By Peter Keough  |  October 07, 2011
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Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

Joe Johnston's adaptation of the Marvel comic book exalts the virtues of optimism, decency, and perseverance in a rousing adventure of old-fashioned adolescent exuberance.
Rueful innocence and sneaky humor
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 29, 2011
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Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Could Michael Cera be getting more vaporous with each repeat of his epicene screen persona?
Que Cera, Cera: From ink to screen, Scott Pilgrim shows no progress
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2010
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Review: The Losers

Why is it that if a child kills 25 bad guys, as in Kick-Ass , the movie gets rated R and arouses moral indignation, whereas if (SPOILER!) a bad guy kills 25 children, as in Sylvain White’s adaptation of the Andy Diggle graphic novel, the film gets a PG-
Loses.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 23, 2010


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Review: Push

Teens with special powers? A government conspiracy?
If Dakota Fanning were truly clairvoyant, she might not have made this movie.
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  February 11, 2009
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Sound bites

In space, so the tag line for Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi thriller Alien goes, nobody can hear you scream.
Sunshine sheds little light on the sci-fi genre
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 18, 2007
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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Even as a 10-year-old Marvel Comics fan, I knew that the Silver Surfer was a dumb character.
A summer wipeout
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 20, 2007
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The girls of summer

It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007