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The Chronicles of Riddick

The Chronicles of Riddick

By on Sep 01 2013 in Titles

Script and direction were convoluted at times, but story was good and I actually really enjoyed Diesel’s performance.

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Getaway

Getaway

By on Aug 30 2013 in Titles

Speed meets Nick of Time, with a splash of The Italian Job and a hint of Phone Booth.

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In a World…

In a World…

By on Aug 23 2013 in Titles

Lake Bell has planted her flag in filmmaking territory. May well reach Desert Island after another viewing or two…

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The Way, Way Back

The Way, Way Back

By on Jul 12 2013 in Titles

Funny, crisp, heartwarming, and truthful. And Sam Rockwell *killed* it. So incredibly Smitten.

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The East

The East

By on Jun 13 2013 in Titles

Brit Marling adds another winner to her cool, introspective, challenging, and deeply compassionate repertoire.

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Man of Steel

Man of Steel

By on Jun 13 2013 in Titles

It’s substantive, it’s rich, it’s dense, it’s dazzling, and it’s a beauty.

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The Purge

The Purge

By on Jun 07 2013 in Titles

The Purge is taking a beating. But I really liked it, and here’s why.

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Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness

By on May 17 2013 in Titles

Ambiguity, equity, and inexorability. Packaged in light-speed action, bare-knuckle combat, cracker-crisp dialogue, and Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Identity Thief

Identity Thief

By on Feb 08 2013 in Titles

Identity Thief, then Midnight Run, then The In-Laws (original version). Your immune system’ll thank you for it. Guaranteed.

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Promised Land

Promised Land

By on Jan 04 2013 in Titles

Beautifully constructed, crisp, surprising, challenging, thoughtful, and funny. Score.

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