Posts Tagged ‘Richard Jenkins’
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White House Down

Big, dumb and fun, "White House Down" is a brainless thrill ride.
White House Down - inside

White House Down

"White House Down" boasts the essential spark that's been missing from this summer's crop of movies: fun.


Jack Reacher

Exactly the sort of well-paced, whip-smart thriller everyone bemoans a lack of but rarely pays to see, Tom Cruise's "Jack Reacher" gets a second shot on Blu-ray.
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Jack Reacher

A trashy action movie with A-list stars and production values, "Jack Reacher" ain't any great shakes. But for what it is, it does it effectively.


Killing Them Softly

Terrific performances, stylish direction and gloriously fetid monologues, but this grungy gangster pic feels like a clunky referendum on today's administration.
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Darling Companion

One of the best ensembles assembled can't breathe life into uninteresting characters that spend the film wandering around the forest.

Dana (Kristen Connolly) and Holden (Jesse Williams) in THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.

The Cabin in the Woods

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.
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Friends with Benefits

A romantic comedy that seems to think that if it mocks the conventions of the romcom genre, it's allowed to fall back on them time and again.

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Hall Pass

"Hall Pass" says less about sexual or marital politics than about how much the Farrelly Brothers are sucking wind trying to keep pace with new contemporaries.
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Let Me In

The American remake is unnecessary but undeniably skilled, retaining everything unsettling about the Swedish vampire drama.

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Eat Pray Love

Julia Roberts stumbles with her first foray into leading-woman territory in 10 years with this soulless jaunt of spirituality.
Step Brothers

Heroes of the Zeroes: Step Brothers

"Step Brothers" — Will Ferrell's defensive and offensive rebound from sports films — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Eat, Pray, Love

The inauthentic "Eat, Pray, Love" is mass-produced gruel dressed up as native cuisine.

Dear John

The perfect manual for what to do and what not to do in making a weepy romantic drama.