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Guest Movie Review: Machete Kills

October 15th, 2013

The ironic Grindhouse killing machine is back in Robert Rodriguez’s new movie

Guest Movie Review: Riddick

September 9th, 2013

Bald and ruthless interplanetary badass Riddick is back, played by the man who made him a cult sci-fi favorite

Guest Movie Review: RED 2

July 26th, 2013

The old cast from “RED” reunites, along with some new faces – but is this sequel already showing cracks and wrinkles?

Guest Movie Review: Grown Ups 2

July 16th, 2013
6Seriously, the BEST part

Endless back-flips alone, Mr. Anderson wryly observes, cannot save a film.

Guest Movie Review: Despicable Me 2

July 9th, 2013
5The neighborhood lawn wars get a little out of hand

The reformed super-villain and his minions return in Illumination Entertainment’s sequel to their surprise hit in “Despicable Me 2”

Guest Movie Review: The Heat

July 2nd, 2013
6This can’t possibly go wrong

It’s a fairly by-the-numbers summer buddy-cop movie – with one important difference!

Guest Movie Review: Monsters University

June 25th, 2013

Pixar’s latest is a prequel: the story of how Mike and Sully from “Monsters, Inc.” first met

Guest Movie Review: The Internship

June 13th, 2013
5I feel like I’m being sold something

It’s a movie about an internship at Google: 2.3 billion Google users are commanded to like it.

Guest Movie Review: Fast & Furious 6

May 30th, 2013
6Gibson holding out for a bigger part

The sixth installment (God help us all) of the brainless car-porn series roars into theaters

Guest Movie Review: The Croods

April 11th, 2013

A family of Neanderthals navigate the dangers of the pre-historic world in DreamWorks’ latest animated feature

Guest Movie Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

March 11th, 2013
Guest Movie Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

Director Sam Raimi takes on one of the greatest cinematic classics of ’em all – with decidedly mixed results

Guest Movie Review: Jack the Giant Slayer

March 7th, 2013

The old folk tale gets an sfx-laden kid-friendly modern retelling by one of Hollywood’s most successful directors

Guest Movie Review: A Good Day to Die Hard

February 19th, 2013

John McClane rides again in the latest chapter of the “Die Hard” franchise

Guest Movie Review: Hansel & Gretel

January 29th, 2013

The adorable little candy-seeking moppets from the folk tale are all grown up and exceedingly well-armed in “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”

Guest Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty

January 15th, 2013
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The controversial new movie about the hunt for bin Laden – and the role torture might have played in that hunt

Guest Movie Review: The Sessions

December 11th, 2012

The Oscar race for Best Actor gets a little bit more crowded with the performance of John Hawkes in Ben Lewin’s “The Sessions”

Guest Movie Review: Life of Pi

December 7th, 2012
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A boy and a tiger, trapped at sea – the best-selling novel “Life of Pi” gets a movie adaptation by Ang Lee

Guest Movie Review: Rise of the Guardians

November 27th, 2012
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Santa Claus … the Easter Bunny … the Sandman … the Tooth Fairy … figures out of children’s story-time band together with Jack Frost to fight an evil that threatens childhood itself

Guest Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph

November 8th, 2012
5Jane Lynch, Space Marine

The dynamic of beloved old video games gets a surprisingly nuanced treatment in the latest offering from Disney

Guest Movie Review: Cloud Atlas

October 28th, 2012

Time-bending? Gender-bending? Race-bending? “Cloud Atlas” drifts onto Mr. Anderson’s radar.

Guest Movie Review: Frankenweenie

October 8th, 2012
6Boy and his dog, take two

Tim Burton’s new movie has a surprising amount of heart and soul

Guest Movie Review: The Master

October 2nd, 2012
6He must be sad about that shirt

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, featuring a thinly-veiled take on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology

Guest Movie Review: Ted

July 2nd, 2012
5Well, this is awkward

“Family Guy” creator Seth McFarlane tries his hand at live-action comedy!

Movie Review: Dark Shadows

May 14th, 2012
well, what do you know? Apparently, blondes DO have more fun

The latest collaboration between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp is very nearly un-dead on arrival, according to our guest-poster, movie blogger John Anderson!

Tales of the Tales of Monkey Island

September 1st, 2010
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Like paintings or fine wine, video games have a lifespan – a messy birth, a heyday of renown, and a decline. Retrace the epic life, death – and afterlife? – of Tales from Monkey Island.