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Daily Archives: January 12, 2013
Paul Bettany, voted “Most Likely to Wear a Cowl” at Drama Centre London, is a caped crusader once again in “Priest,”a mad mash-up of sci-fi, Western, sacrilegious silliness and vampire movie. What lifts it to “I’ve seen worse” status is … Continue reading
“A Good Old Fashioned Orgy” is a sex romp that flops around more than it romps. But at least there’s plenty of sex, right? Well, yeah — a bit of full frontal nudity and a heaping helping of copulation. But … Continue reading
Danny Greene was a two-fisted Irish-American street tough who became a force in the Cleveland mob of the 1970s before meeting his predictably unpleasant end. “Kill the Irishman,” the movie about him, is just as predictable — a synthesis of … Continue reading
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” takes our intrepid wimpy hero through seventh grade — more struggles to be “popular,” more efforts to make his unaffected, unpretentious and childish pal Rowley less of an embarrassment. It makes more of … Continue reading
The remake of “Arthur” goes wrong some time before the tipsy millionaire shows up in an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. It’s merely the latest amble into tone-deafness for a movie that, despite a lot of funny lines and a committed performance … Continue reading
The fortieth time you hear the F-bomb in a Medieval setting isn’t nearly as funny as the fourth or fifth. That’s the shortcoming of the central conceit of “Your Highness,” a raunchy stoner comedy in tights from Team “Pineapple Express.”
uss This: Comments(3) | Add to del.icio.us | Digg it “Terri” is a character dramedy about a depressed, morbidly obese high school boy who wears his pajamas to school “because they’re comfortable.” That’s a sure sign that Terri (Jacob Wysocki) … Continue reading
The most basic rule of a screen romance is that you have to root for the couple to become a couple. And that just kills “Something Borrowed.” The winsome, girl-next-door charms of Ginnifer Goodwin and the witty way with a … Continue reading
“Of Gods and Men” is a quietly compelling and sober-minded, if not particularly emotional treatment of an infamous incident in the global clash of “Islamo-fascism” and the West. In Algeria in the mid-90s, a small monastery of Trappist monks elected … Continue reading
Pairing up Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu pays dividends in the daft feather-light French farce “Potiche,” a period piece designed to remind us of just how far and how fast women have come in the Western world.