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People will be talking about "The Dictator" in 10 years — just about whether it emboldened Sacha Baron Cohen to greater challenges or mired him in mediocrity.
Mostly self-assured in its silly-serious storytelling, "Dark Shadows" is pitched somewhere between a timeless play's tragedy and '70s pop-song punch.
This macabre, occasionally mournful tale of Edgar Allan Poe's pain & fear doesn't quite go into darkness peering. But it's no thriller at which you're jeering.
Clever and comical, but cold and clinical, "Cabin" is a pleasant, if passionless, puzzle — a fan dance for fanboys that delivers the goods while tweaking them.
Taken on terms of arrested-adolescence action movies, "Lockout" finds itself in pass-fail territory. Consider it a success by way of social promotion.
Channing Tatum is an unexpected riot. The script has some fun, winking touches. The film is brazen, brash and blustery. Too bad it's not more of a blast.
Always beautiful to look at, but always an empty shell, "The Three Musketeers" is a busy, noisy gobbledygook of goofy action and dopey dialogue.
Too arty to settle for home-invasion scares and too laughably literal to unsettle with subtext, all that's left is an impressive technical exercise.