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  • 'Snowpiercer' is sci-fi with a satiric bite to it

    "Snowpiercer" is a veritable United Nations of sci-fi films. Directed by the Korean Bong Joon-Ho ("The Host"), based on a French graphic novel and with a cast built around Captain America (Chris Evans), Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell and Song Kang-Ho (of "The Host"), it's a visceral, exhilarating action satire set aboard a train the last train, the only train on an Earth that has frozen over thanks to a botched effort to stop global warming.
  • 'Snowpiercer' is killer train-sparring

    'Snowpiercer' is killer train-sparring
    ***1/2 (out of four) Though it sounds like a metal band, “Snowpiercer” is a riveting sci-fi adventure only a few steps down from “Dark City” or “Children of Men.” It pummels forward like the train on which the action...

    Review: 'Snowpiercer' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Snowpiercer' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Survival, when the odds are desperate, breeds a certain mania, a kill or be killed ethos that we've seen played out in countless post-apocalyptic movies. By their very nature, these are dark, depressing, violent affairs beset by plagues, pestilence and...

    'Transformers 4' vs. 'Snowpiercer': What Michael Bay and Bong Joon-ho Have in Common

    Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...

    Kevin Costner wins another MPAA appeal; 'Black and White' gets a PG-13

    Kevin Costner wins another MPAA appeal; 'Black and White' gets a PG-13
    Kevin Costner is two-for-two. Six months after his football movie "Draft Day" won its appeal to the Motion Picture Assn. of America to overturn an initial R rating, Costner persuaded the organization to do the same for his upcoming drama "Black and White....