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Review: Underworld: Awakening
The Underworld series got long in the tooth early, but here, in the fourth installment (directed by Swede Måns Mårlind), it grows new fangs.
Brief but bloody
| January 27, 2012
True to its name, this standard heist thriller is a composite of knock-offs, but when Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America is among the sources ripped off, the quality is pretty high.
A high-quality composite of knock-offs
| January 20, 2012
I know what you're thinking: " Another Emma ? Didn't we just have a bushel of Jane Austen adaptations for TV?" Well, WGBH did give us four new Austens, but that was all the way back in 2008, a Jane-ite eternity.
The new BBC/WGBH Emma gets a 10
| January 15, 2010
Review: Everybody's Fine
You'll be forgiven if you mistake Robert De Niro's face for Robert Young's next to Kate Beckinsale's, Drew Barrymore's, and Sam Rockwell's on the poster for Kirk ( Waking Ned Devine ) Jones's remake of Stanno tutti bene .
It's . . . fine, we guess
| December 11, 2009
The title of this thriller from Dominic Sena ( Swordfish ) is supposed to describe a brutal Antarctic storm, but what's more likely to come to mind is the goop the film's phalanx of writers used to blot out boos-boos while revising the script.
| September 18, 2009
Review: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
This third Underworld installment actually makes some sense.
Sinks to the same level as the other Underworlds
| January 27, 2009
When a film opens with a shotgun blast that interrupts a lousy high-school-band practice on a miserable winter day, the prospects for a happy ending don’t look good.
Call it American Ugly
| March 21, 2008
Funny how spring movies can mirror the options of spring break.
Spring Arts Preview: Some diversions before the summer onslaught
| March 10, 2008
Masterpieces and mysteries
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that there cannot be too many Jane Austen adaptations for film and television.
‘The Complete Jane Austen’ on WGBH, and making book on the Austen detectives
| January 14, 2008
The Austen adaptations
| January 09, 2008
What’s happened to the horror film?
How's that for a twist?
| April 25, 2007
In his latest and possibly most banal plea for respect, Adam Sandler plays an architect trying to juggle the demands of family and work. Watch the trailer for Click (QuickTime)
Gooey, Capra-esque plea for respectability from Sandler
| June 28, 2006
Apocalypse now and then
With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
| May 03, 2006
In the original Underworld , sexy latex-clad vampire Selene (Kate Beckinsale) hunted werewolves in dingy subterranean enclaves while humans above went about their business unaware.
Rating: 2 stars
| January 25, 2006
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