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Review: Red Dawn

High-school football players trade Friday-night lights for AK-47s when North Korea invades Spokane in this remake of John Milius's 1984 hit, whose rallying cry is no longer "freedom" but "family."

By ANN LEWINSON  |  November 23, 2012
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Review: Conan the Barbarian

Is Jason Momoa a future governor of California?
Blurry action scenes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 19, 2011
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Heroine chic

One of the more satisfying moments in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) occurs when 13-year-old Hermione (Emma Watson) unloads a right hook that staggers the villainous Malfoy. “That felt good,” she says, pleased with herself. “Not good,”
Hollywood cashes in on girl power
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010
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What John did and saw

In anticipation of the July 1 release of Michael Mann's Public Enemies with Johnny Depp as John Dillinger, and as part of its week-long "Classic Gangsters" series, the Brattle is screening two rarely seen films this Sunday: John Milius's 1973 Dilling
Dillinger and Manhattan Melodrama
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  June 19, 2009
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Troop surge

It’s tempting to write off Mercenaries 2: World in Flames , if only because of the noisy ads — they’re scored by an annoying white-boy rap song.
Mercenaries 2 does it the old-fashioned way
By AARON SOLOMON  |  September 16, 2008
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Missing in action

In his 1997 documentary Little Dieter Needs To Fly , Werner Herzog told the story of Dieter Dengler.
History escapes Herzog in Rescue Dawn
By CHRIS FUJIWARA  |  July 10, 2007