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Underworld - Awakening

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
By TOM MEEK  |  January 27, 2012
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Review: Contraband

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 20, 2012
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Miss perfect

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
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 15, 2010
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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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 2009
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Review: Whiteout

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.
CSI: Antarctica?
By TOM MEEK  |  September 18, 2009
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Review: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

This third Underworld installment actually makes some sense.
Sinks to the same level as the other Underworlds
By TOM MEEK  |  January 27, 2009


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Snow Angels

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 21, 2008
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Spring brakes

Funny how spring movies can mirror the options of spring break.
Spring Arts Preview: Some diversions before the summer onslaught
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 10, 2008
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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
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 14, 2008

The Austen adaptations



By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 09, 2008
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Vacancy

What’s happened to the horror film?
How's that for a twist?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 25, 2007


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Click

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
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  June 28, 2006
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 03, 2006
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Underworld Evolution

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
By TOM MEEK  |  January 25, 2006