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Review: Machine Gun Preacher
Jesus does funny things to people: one day you're sitting on a toilet shooting heroin; the next you're building an orphanage in war-torn southern Sudan.
| September 30, 2011
For the worse part of two decades, Hollywood has been trying to discover the formula for successfully adapting video games to the big screen.
After decades of lackluster releases, the video-game-turned-film genre may have finally found its royalty
| June 04, 2010
To paraphrase The Communist Manifesto , a specter is haunting Hollywood. Actually, two of them: zombies and vampires. The undead.
What vampire and zombie movies can tell us about the future of capitalism
| May 21, 2010
Review: The Back-Up Plan
As a pregnant single woman, Jennifer Lopez glows spectacularly. Director Alan Poul’s bland baby comedy, however, appears to have been a light labor.
It's laughing all the way to the sperm bank
| April 30, 2010
Review: How To Train Your Dragon
Animation directors Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders have fashioned a family entertainment that functions as a copy of James Cameron’s most successful film of all time.
Also better than Avatar
| March 26, 2010
Review: The Bounty Hunter
A bounty hunter chasing down Uncle Sam on the Fourth of July?
Dreadful, handcuffed to derivative
| March 26, 2010
Now that the Oscars are over, let's get dumb.
Spring pimps for summer
| March 12, 2010
Lite at the end of the tunnel?
If you had enough of the end of the world with 2012 , you might be relieved when it comes to 2010.
Fun and games in post-apocalyptic Hollywood
| January 01, 2010
Review: Law Abiding Citizen
If a thousand BostonHerald.com commenters chained to a thousand typewriters produced a movie script, it would probably read an awful lot like F. Gary Gray’s vigilante-revenge thriller.
Kind of fun, if you can ignore its politics
| October 16, 2009
This film from Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor features two fictional games: Society and Slayers , and both involve the mind control of volunteers by gamers who pay to play.
It's a bit tough to swallow
| September 11, 2009
Review: The Ugly Truth
The biting revelation promised by the title of Robert Luketic's fluff never bares its teeth.
Not so much ugly as bland
| July 24, 2009
Wilkinson and Butler put in game performances, and the rest of the eclectic ensemble perform with gusto.
Plot holes spackled over with slick visual wizardry
| November 06, 2008
Nim is home-schooled, her covert classroom an uncharted isle she inhabits with her scientist father, Jack.
Ubiquitous Abigail Breslin in a mildly diverting adventure
| April 09, 2008
P.S. I Love You
Gerry is the perfect dead man, showing up shirtless à la Ghost or in stagy flashbacks.
A middling effort for Hilary Swank
| December 19, 2007
Trouble at the top
The back of our limo has one of those yellow ribbon decals that say “Support Our Troops” — just above the “Impeach Bush” sticker.
The Walter Reed fiasco is a national disgrace
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 14, 2007
Outside a Chippendale show you’ll never see this many half-clad beefcakes in a single gander.
So much testosterone...
| March 06, 2007
Fractured fairy tales
Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
| December 28, 2006
Beowulf & Grendel
Icelandic director Sturla Gunnarsson treats the Old English epic about a foreign warrior enlisted by a broken Dane king to rid the land of a scourge with both respect and irreverence. Watch the trailer for Beowulf & Grendel
Beguiles, thanks largely to the sparse Icelandic landscape
| August 09, 2006
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