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Robocop movie review

The original "RoboCop," the 1987 film by Paul Verhoeven, was a vicious, unrepentant foray into deep cultural fears about corporate domination, media corruption and the urban crime epidemic. Now in the 21st cent...
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Review: That Awkward Moment

Freshman screenwriter and director Tom Gormican gets a lot of credit for getting financing for this movie. Not only is it a rom-com where the main characters are guys instead of clumsy, too-busy-for-men ladies,...
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The 10 worst movies of 2013

There's nothing like getting assigned a "Top Ten Movies" reflection story to make you realize just how much garbage you've consumed in the past year. I've just looked at my reviews from 2013, so please allow...

Thor: The Dark World review

Chris Hemsworth's character might be the title of this sequel, and an Avenger to boot, but dammit, Thor: The Dark World is Tom Hiddleston's movie. Directed by: Alan Taylor Written by: Christopher Yost, ...

The Fifth Estate review

It's a common maxim that history is written by the winners. But what about the history when there are no clear winners? When something momentous happens- and then nothing really changes at all? And what if we a...

“Machete Kills” movie review

Machete Kills poster I only just saw "Machete" a few weeks ago- I caught a poorly edited version of it on TNT or FX or something- so I have only been recently entranced by the Robert Rodriguez 70s action sc...

“Gravity” movie review

In every movie nerd's subconscious, there is a file marked "Do Not Destroy." In that file are all the cinematic images that have refused to be washed away by the tides of lifelong media saturation. Among other ...

Movie Review: “Rush”

It's not difficult to explain what "Rush," the Ron Howard historical film about the contentious rivalry of two Formula One drivers in the 1970s was trying to tell me. It's a movie about speed, both the mech...

Movie Review: “Baggage Claim”

About halfway through "Baggage Claim," a feather-light rom-com, the requisite slutty and funny BFF (the fantastic Jill Scott) asks our heroine Montana (Paula Patton) why she's so hell-bent on getting married. A...