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Review: Alpha and Omega

If Lionsgate wants to take a bite out of the animated film market dominated by Pixar and Disney, it’ll have to do better than this toothless stray.
Talking-wolf movie includes one of Dennis Hopper's final performances
By TOM MEEK  |  September 17, 2010
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Review: Going the Distance

For a documentary, Nanette Burstein's American Teen felt awfully scripted. But it had a pulse, and characters you could invest in.
Long, Barrymore are out of gas
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 03, 2010
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Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

In playing evil ex-Chipmunk-band manager Ian Hawke, comedian David Cross draws the Short Straw of Irony, being dealt the line "At least I still have my dignity."
Ugh
By LANCE GOULD  |  December 25, 2009
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Review: Planet 51

The opening for the latest animated kids’ fantasy is promising — but it’s for another movie.
Even aliens get paranoid sometimes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 20, 2009
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October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009
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Hope springs infernal

Given the current economic climate, spring this year is a season more of dread than of hope for change.
Brimstone and buddy movies are on the Hollywood agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2009


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Review: He's Just Not That Into You

And why isn't he? Could it be because you're needy, nagging, and possibly psychotic?
Reduces both men and women to shrill stereotypes
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 04, 2009
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Anti-depressant cinema

The screen offers relief from a world of woe
The screen offers relief from a world of woe
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 29, 2008

Crossword: ''Hidden strength''


Yes, we can solve this puzzle
By MATT JONES  |  November 26, 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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Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights: Hollywood to the Heartland

The film of Vince Vaughn’s September 2005 jaunt through the West, South, and Midwest has a dubious goal: to be a stand-up movie with heart.
It seems, you had to be there
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  February 06, 2008


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Live Free or Die Hard

The Die Hard series was about as animated as Rocky’s face until director Len Wiseman restored it to its kinetic essence.
The franchise proves aptly named
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 27, 2007
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Dreamland

“It’s more memorable to almost kiss on a first date,” agoraphobic widower Henry  reflects to his lovelorn daughter, Audrey, and her multiple-sclerosis-stricken best friend with beauty-queen ambitions, Calista. Watch the trailer for Dreamland  (QuickT
More like Snoozeland
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 2006
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Accepted

Coolster Steve Pink’s edumacational attack on the whole college experience just might make you think twice about the Mongol horde of freshmen set to descend on our fair city. Watch the trailer for Accepted  ( Quicktime)
The summer’s most irreverent comedy
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  August 17, 2006