Human Centipede, The (Review)
Apr28

Human Centipede, The (Review)

HUMAN CENTIPEDE, THE [FIRST SEQUENCE] (4/28/10; Horror) Dieter Laser, Ashley C. Williams, Ashlynn Yennie, Akihiro Kitamura SCR/DIR: Tom Six MPAA: Unrated 1 hour 32 mins It’s been called the most disgusting movie ever made. I don’t know, I can think of a few that are worse, but you have to give writer-director Six some credit here for originality. How many films can claim to be about a mad doctor who surgically joins three victims...

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Back-Up Plan, The (Review)
Apr23

Back-Up Plan, The (Review)

BACK-UP PLAN, THE (4/23/10; Comedy, Romance) Jennifer Lopez, Alex O’Loughlin, Danneel Harris, Eric Christian Olsen, Anthony Anderson, Noureen DeWulf, Tom Bosley, Linda Lavin SCR: Kate Angelo DIR: Alan Poul MPAA: PG-13 for sexual content including references, some crude material and language. 1 hour 46 mins BOX: $33,737,302 Cliché-ridden comeback-of-sorts for Lopez is a fluffy and relatively safe vehicle about a Zoe, a woman who...

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Boogie Woogie (Review)
Apr23

Boogie Woogie (Review)

BOOGIE WOOGIE (4/23/10; Comedy) Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, Heather Graham, Danny Huston, Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley, Charlotte Rampling, Amanda Seyfried, Stellan Skarsgård, Jamie Winstone SCR: Danny Moynihan, based on his novel DIR: Duncan Ward MPAA: R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout and some drug use. 1 hour 31 mins Who knew the modern art world was so swingin’? This satire finds an ensemble of...

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Death at a Funeral (Review)
Apr19

Death at a Funeral (Review)

DEATH AT A FUNERAL (4/16/10; Comedy) Chris Rock, Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan, Danny Glover, James Marsden, Luke Wilson, Zoe Saldana, Regina Hall, Columbus Short, Peter Dinklage / SCR: Dean Craig DIR: Neil LaBute MPAA: R for language, drug content and some sexual humor. 1 hour 30 mins BOX: $34,691,129 Riddle me this: What’s the justification for remaking a perfectly funny and moderately successful British comedy less than three years...

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Exit Through the Gift Shop (Review)
Apr16

Exit Through the Gift Shop (Review)

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (4/16/10; Documentary, Comedy) Thierry Guetta, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader, André DIR: Banksy MPAA: R for some language. 1 hour 27 mins BOX: $3,291,250 A fascinating rumination on the concept and perception of art, alternative artist Banksy’s acclaimed doc arrived with plenty of baggage. Taken at face value, it appears to be about street (graffiti) artists and a 44-year-old French videographer named...

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Cemetary Junction (Review)
Apr10

Cemetary Junction (Review)

CEMETERY JUNCTION (4/14/10 UK; Drama) Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes, Jack Doolan, Emily Watson, Ricky Gervais, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes SCR/DIR: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant MPAA: R for language and some sexual material. 1 hour 35 mins In 1970s Britain, three friends find themselves at a crossroads while “shagging, drinking, and fighting” in this gritty coming of age film that could easily be described as a...

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Date Night (Review)
Apr09

Date Night (Review)

DATE NIGHT (4/09/10; Comedy) Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson, Jimmi Simpson, Common, William Fichtner, Leighton Meester, Kristen Wiig, Mark Ruffalo, James Franco, Mila Kunis SCR: Josh Klausner DIR: Shawn Levy MPAA: PG-13 for sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and a drug reference. 1 hour 28 mins BOX: $90,604,361 Phil and Claire Foster (Carell and Fey) are bored parents spooked by close...

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Greatest, The (Review)
Apr09

Greatest, The (Review)

GREATEST, THE (4/09/10; Drama) Pierce Brosnan, Susan Sarandon, Carey Mulligan, Johnny Simmons, Aaron Johnson, Michael Shannon SCR/DIR: Shana Feste MPAA: R for language, some sexual content and drug use. 1 hour 36 mins BOX: $474,129 Powerful drama concerns the aftermath of a tragic car accident that claims the life of a teenage boy. Brosnan and Sarandon are pitch perfect as his parents, each dealing with the death in their own ways:...

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City Island (Review)
Apr02

City Island (Review)

CITY ISLAND (4/02/10; Drama, Comedy) Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer, Dominik García-Lorido, Alan Arkin SCR/DIR: Raymond De Felitta MPAA: PG-13 for sexual content, smoking and language. 1 hour 43 mins BOX: $4,531,275 The Rizzos are an argumentative Bronx family filled with secrets. Dad Vince (Garcia) is a correctional officer who really wants to be an actor; hothead wife Joyce (Margulies) cannot hide her...

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Clash of the Titans (2010; Review)
Apr02

Clash of the Titans (2010; Review)

CLASH OF THE TITANS (4/02/10; Fantasy) Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Alexa Davalos, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Jason Flemyng, Pete Postlethwaite, Polly Walker, Danny Huston SCR: Travis Beacham and Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi DIR: Louis Leterrier MPAA: PG-13 for fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief sensuality. BOX: $163,693,297 The Greek mythology tale of Perseus, Medusa and the battle...

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