Daily Archives: January 4, 2013

Movie Review: “Pusher”

“Pusher” is a straight, no chaser thriller set on the bottom rung of the drug trade ladder. A remake of a 1996 Danish thriller, it’s a pulsating, propulsive and nerve-wracking film that breathes new life into a genre whose tropes … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Seven Psychopaths”

The writer-director of “In Bruges,” the playwright turned filmmaker Martin McDonagh, sells out and makes his first Hollywood film,” Seven Psychopaths” a commentary on selling out. Well, that and Hollywood’s obsession with psychopaths. And his own. True to title, it’s … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Prometheus”

Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” plays like the “Alien” franchise’s greatest hits. Scott, revisiting the 1979 sci-fi classic that made him famous, samples “Alien,” James Cameron’s “Aliens” and the later films in the series for this state-of-the-art prequel, using plot points, situations, … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Project X”

Project X” is the movie equivalent of that good-looking, well-off teenage boy your gut tells you to keep away from your teenage daughter. He may turn on the charm, come from what we assume is a “good family” (as if … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “The Possession”

If you only see ONE demonic possession/Jewish exorcism movie this year, make it “The Possession.”

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Movie Review: “Premium Rush”

Michael Shannon plays a villain with “impulse control issues” in the bike courier thriller “Premium Rush.” Shannon fans will salivate at the thought of that. Nobody can turn on the scary like Michael Shannon.

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Movie Review: “Pitch Perfect”

 Who knew there was this much fun left in glee clubs this long after “Glee!” jumped the shark? “Pitch Perfect” is a frothy, funny, dizzy and derivative farce set in the competitive world of college a cappella groups, “Glee!” without … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “Pirates! A Band of Misfits”

There’s an inviolable law of animated films — the more “names” you have in the voice cast, the weaker you know your film is.

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Movie Review: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

 “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is wistful, witty, romantic and sentimental, almost a “Breakfast Club” for the new millennium. It’s not high school as it really was and is. It is high school as it really should be.

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Movie Review: “The Perfect Family”

“The Perfect Family” might have been perfectly edgy and controversial — ten years ago. The material — a devout Catholic wife and mother who is so active in her parrish that she’s up for “Catholic Woman of the Year” — … Continue reading

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