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Review: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
Director Robert Rodriguez has made no bones about this one being strictly for the kiddies.
S trictly for the kiddies
MICHAEL C. WALSH
| August 26, 2011
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? In the case of Machete , the Mexploitation picture directed by Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis, it was the trailer.
Less is indeed more
| September 10, 2010
Review: The Killer Inside Me
Jim Thompson might be the darkest of noir writers, but Michael Winterbottom's version of Thompson's 1952 novel reduces its mirthful nihilism to lurid unpleasantness.
A killer with nothing inside him
| July 02, 2010
Review: Valentine’s Day
I hate Valentine's Day . Not the holiday — that's okay. I mean the movie by that purveyor of grotesque sentiment and smarmy comedy, Garry Marshall.
A terrible case of VD
| February 12, 2010
The Love Guru
Guru Pitka is a self-help mogul with origins in Mike Myers’s now tired vision of the groovy ’60s.
Derivative, crass, and boring
| June 25, 2008
“I see . . . ,” says formerly blind concert violinist Sydney Wells (Jessica Alba, not believable as a musician even while visionless).
Two directers and still unoriginal
| February 06, 2008
The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
2008 releases offer campaign reform
| December 28, 2007
“Do you think my new heart will love you as much as my old one?”
Incompetent Jessica Alba
| December 05, 2007
Good Luck Chuck
The only plausible scenario in this movie is the idea that a woman would be so annoyed by Dane Cook, she’d be willing to put a curse on him.
Crass and crude and mostly annoying humor
| September 19, 2007
As of press time, the 23rd Boston Film Festival was still shaping up.
The Boston Film Festival: work in progress
| September 14, 2007
Winona Ryder, for example, plays a newlywed who gets sexually liberated by a dummy (the wooden kind).
Hallelujah the hodgepodge
| August 01, 2007
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
| June 20, 2007
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?
| May 18, 2007
New to DVD for the week of December 27, 2005
New DVD releases for the week of December 27, 2005
| January 17, 2006
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