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Review: Bourne Legacy

Review: The Bourne Legacy

In this Bourne spinoff, The Hurt Locker 's Jeremy Renner continues his unlikely bid for action-franchise stardom as Aaron Cross, a next-generation Special Op boosted with bionics.
Tony Gilroy's Bourne spinoff
By ANN LEWINSON  |  August 10, 2012
ShortTake: Moonrise Kingdom

Review: Moonrise Kingdom(1)

Wes Anderson should always make movies featuring characters who are pubescent or younger — like Rushmore , which until this film was his best.
Wes Anderson paints his masterpiece
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 01, 2012
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Wish-fulfillment for a burning world

From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 08, 2008
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Pride and Glory

Here comes director Gavin O’Connor ( Miracle ) to demonstrate that threatening a baby — especially with a hot iron — will never be acceptable.  
Overwrought, derivative police procedural
By BRETT MICHEL  |  October 28, 2008
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Old wives’ tales

A pretty girl is less like a melody than like yesterday’s news in Follies , the New York Drama Critics Circle Award–winning 1971 musical that lost money but became the stuff of legend.
Follies at the Lyric; We Won’t Pay! by the Nora
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  September 09, 2008
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Our superheroes, ourselves

Is there a breed of person more tenderly optimistic, more winsomely hopeful for the best, more loyal to the possibility of good, than the American summer moviegoer?
What the current crop of comic-book action movies tells us about America's identity crisis
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 09, 2008


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Hulk sulk

After two hugely budgeted adaptations in five years, my biggest question about the Hulk remains: what’s with the pants?
The new version keeps his pants on
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 10, 2008
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Human touch

Sage Francis has become the poster-boy emcee for a generation of literate rappers.
Straight outta Rhode Island, Sage Francis works it coast to coast
By BOB GULLA  |  June 19, 2007
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The Illusionist

What is it about magicians that they’re able to conjure the most stunningly attractive women, only to have them disappear? Watch the trailer for The Illusionist   (Quicktime)
A not so magical story
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 20, 2007
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The Painted Veil

Somerset Maugham might have inspired more movie adaptations than any other author, but not because his perversely realistic view of human behavior follows Hollywood formula. Watch the trailer for The Painted Veil  (QuickTime)
Paints blissful, empty montages
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2006
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The Cambridge Castle of Comedy

“I have a summer castle out on the Cape,” says Harvard senior Kyle Berkman. “But for most of us, this is our only castle.”
Inside The Harvard Lampoon , where getting in could be your ticket to Hollywood — or not
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 02, 2006


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Down in the Valley

Writer/director David Jacobson gathered a top-notch cast for this thriller about a trashy teen and her inscrutable lothario.
Promising story, quality acting
By PEG ALOI  |  May 10, 2006