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  • Film

    Thursday, July 30, 2009

    Often cited as Kirk Douglas’ favorite of his own films, Lonely Are the Brave gets a new chance to reach audiences with its debut on DVD this month.

  • Reviews

    Thursday, April 16, 2009

    17 Again plays much like Big in reverse, with a touch of It’s a Wonderful Life plus a wish-granting old janitor thrown in for good measure.

  • Film

    Thursday, April 2, 2009

    California astronomer Ted Lewis (McCormack) tracks a fiery object to its crash site, where he discovers an alien spacecraft and a giant one-eyed, tentacled slug in Alien Trespasses.

  • Film

    Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009

    The original 1980 Friday the 13th achieved massive success by ripping off elements from Halloween, Psycho and Carrie. The new Friday the 13th seems content to merely cannibalize itself.

  • Reviews

    Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008

    It’s a dog movie. If you’ve ever owned a dog—or seen another dog movie, for that matter—there is nothing in Marley & Me that will surprise you.

  • Film

    Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008

    What Just Happened is not so much a movie about movies as it is a movie about filmmakers bickering and arguing.

  • Reviews

    Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

    Unfaithfulco-stars Gere and Lane re-team for this adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel about two troubled souls who spend a weekend alone in a North Carolina inn.

  • Film

    Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008

    Anderson showed a satirical edge in his 1994 debut, Shopping, but brings his video-game sensibilities to this belated remake of Death Race 2000.

  • Film

    Thursday, July 31, 2008

    It’s no secret that this adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s celebrated novel originally had David Yates at the helm, while Paul Bettany, Jennifer Connelly and Jude Law were attached to star. Yates left to direct the remaining entries in the Harry Potter franchise, and the three leads were recast.

  • CineVegas 2008

    Wednesday, June 18, 2008

    Things are not going well at Ray Ruby’s Paradise. Ray (Dafoe) is four months behind on his rent, to an obnoxious landlady (Sylvia Miles) who keeps threatening to turn the strip club into a Bed, Bath & Beyond. The number of customers seems to be dwindling (“A business like this goes in cycles,” the club host (Hoskins) keeps explaining). The dancers haven’t been paid on time and are grumbling about a work stoppage.