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The House at the End of Time

“The House at the End of Time” is an entertaining and suspenseful puzzle whose pieces don’t match the formulaic horror film pictured on the box. Continue reading

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The Sound and the Shadow

A frequently-engaging mystery full of lighthearted whimsy, “The Sound and the Shadow” is a movie worth your time. Continue reading

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A Walk Among the Tombstones

Liam Neeson takes “A Walk Among the Tombstones,” an interesting detour in his career as an action hero that is more suspenseful than savage. Continue reading

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Rosemary’s Baby

NBC’s remake of Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” feels more like a cheesy Lifetime movie with an inflated budget than a serious horror film. Continue reading

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Kenneth Branagh and company take a swing at Tom Clancy’s famous CIA analyst, Jack Ryan, with rather lackluster results. Continue reading

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Sabotage

A cacophonous, purposeless mishmash of mayhem and murder whose stink nestles in the nostrils while asking far too much of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Continue reading

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Haunter

“Haunter” is a convoluted yawn factory and an everpresent reminder that Abigail Breslin peaked at age 10. Continue reading

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Two Men in Manhattan

“Two Men in Manhattan” is a masterful piece of forgotten cinema blending American noir aesthetics with French stylization. Continue reading

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Much Ado About Nothing

Joss Whedon tackles iambic pentameter served under the guise of modern day aesthetics in “Much Ado About Nothing.” Continue reading

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Now You See Me

If a trick really is something a whore does for money, “Now You See Me” is a cut-above illusion that plays fanciful, fast and loose, but more or less fair. Continue reading

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