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1.5 yaps

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

3 yaps

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Neither aggressively bad nor particularly good, the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie reeks of producer Michael Bay but doesn’t totally suck. Continue reading

4 yaps

Class of 1983: “Scarface”

A dishonest character choice sets “Scarface” back, but it’s still a bleakly funny, compulsively watchable template for the criminal deconstruction of the American Dream. Continue reading

3 yaps

Maniac

If the serial killer were anybody but Elijah Wood, I may have been able to take “Maniac” more seriously. But, alas, Frodo has a pretty low intimidation factor. Continue reading

2.5 yaps

Evil Dead

A sullied, hollow shell of a remake with little to offer aside from slash-and-gash special effects. Continue reading

INDIANAPOLIS! Win Passes to “Starbuck”!

  INDIANAPOLIS!! Enter to win passes to see “Starbuck,” Wwednesday, April 17 on Indy’s north side! To enter, do the following:  1) Go to any page on The Film Yap (www.thefilmyap.com), read the story and leave a comment at the bottom … Continue reading

3 yaps

Starbuck

This Canadian comedy is so primed for its American remake, it’s practically American itself. Continue reading

3 yaps

Red Dawn

Fast-moving & technically astute, this update of America under siege trades less on U.S. anxiety than bankability its stars acquired as the film sat on shelves. Continue reading

2 yaps

The Three Stooges

A dull, listless film with its heart in the right place but ultimately having no reason for existence. Continue reading

3.5 yaps

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

What is the American take on the material? Pretty much the same you have already seen. Continue reading

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