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Review: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

A version of the title episode from Fantasia (1940) doesn't appear in Jon Turteltaub's plodding potboiler until two-thirds of the way through, but by that point, so many other blockbusters have been plagiarized, I was surprised that (SPOILER!) the St
Cage can't redeem this one
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 16, 2010
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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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 26, 2010
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Review: She’s Out Of My League

Can TSA employees really be as bad at screening travelers as the ones in Jim Field Smith's comedy?
Earns a zero for originality
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 19, 2010
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Silly season

Now that the Oscars are over, let's get dumb.
Spring pimps for summer
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2010
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 01, 2010
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Fanboys

Bonus points to director Kyle Newman for upping Kristen Bell's already solid geek cred (and for squeezing her into Princess Leia's gold bikini).
As endearingly grungy and careworn as the Mos Eisley cantina in the original, pre-digitized, puppets-and-all 1977 print of Star Wars
By GARY SUSMAN  |  February 19, 2009


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Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

In what has been an excellent year for comedies, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist ensures that the young ’uns won’t be left out.  
A smart, refreshing teen romance
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  October 01, 2008
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Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008
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Tropic Thunder

Despite a few soft spots along the way, Thunder combines the dark absurdity of Stiller’s underrated Cable Guy with the unrestrained dumbness of his Zoolander .
Tropic Thunder is stupid-funny
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2008