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  • Review: 'Fanboys'

    Review: 'Fanboys'
    Time was people looked to the cool kids for guidance, but nowadays, everyone wants to be like the geeks. Following four rabid fans on a quest to sneak an early peek at "Star Wars: Episode I -- The Phantom Menace," Kyle Newman's "Fanboys" presents...
  • 'The Spirit'

    'The Spirit'
    Although Christopher Nolan’s gritty reboot of the Batman franchise owes a heavy debt to Frank Miller's mid-'80s reworking of the character, his name is absent from the movies' credits. But rather than stew, Miller has simply transplanted his...
  • 'Crank' turns it up to 'silly'

    'Crank' turns it up to 'silly'
    Balanced at the point where conceptual brilliance and pure stupidity meet, "Crank: High Voltage" turns its central character into a living embodiment of the action movie dictum: Never stop moving. Improbably surviving the airborne plummet at the end of...
  • Review: 'Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li'

    Review: 'Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li'
    If you've ever wondered where Mario got his bow tie, or why Inky, Blinky and Clyde are so intent on reducing Pac-Man to pixels, then "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li" is the movie for you. For the rest, those for whom the idea of manufacturing an...
  • Review: 'Madea Goes to Jail'

    Review: 'Madea Goes to Jail'
    Tyler Perry offers something for everyone, whether it fits together or not. "Madea Goes to Jail," the latest addition to writer-director-actor Perry's ever-growing empire, is, by a conservative estimate, two movies squeezed into one. -------------------...
  • 'Waltz With Bashir' leads down filmmaker's nightmare alley

    'Waltz With Bashir' leads down filmmaker's nightmare alley
    ARI FOLMAN'S "Waltz With Bashir," which screens tonight at the Toronto International Film Festival, straddles many boundaries: between memory and dream, history and memoir, fact and fiction. Using animation to shift fluidly between frames, the movie...
  • Review: 'The Rocker'

    Review: 'The Rocker'
    IT'S BEEN 20 years since Robert Fishman (Rainn Wilson), the metal-head hero of " The Rocker," lost his chance to live the dream, and he's been half asleep ever since. Back in the days of striped spandex and mile-high hair, "Fish" was the drummer for...
  • Alejandro Escovedo steps to the front

    Alejandro Escovedo steps to the front
    All comeback stories are unlikely, but Alejandro Escovedo's is more so than most. Five years ago, he was vomiting blood in a Tempe hospital. Several months ago, he was on stage with Bruce Springsteen, playing the first song on his new album to an audience...
  • For Sally Hawkins, 'Happy-Go-Lucky' is not just an act

    For Sally Hawkins, 'Happy-Go-Lucky' is not just an act
    AS POPPY, the fluttering, free-spirited elementary school teacher at the heart of director Mike Leigh's new film, "Happy-Go-Lucky," British actress Sally Hawkins glows like a miniature sun, radiating an infectious sense of joy and a ravenous hunger for...
  • Review: 'The Haunting of Molly Hartley'

    Review: 'The Haunting of Molly Hartley'
    "Fear is a powerful emotion," says a guidance counselor to troubled high schooler Molly Hartley (Haley Bennett). "It makes you see things that aren't there." It would take hallucinations of a powerful kind indeed to find anything worthwhile in "The...
  • Julianne Moore knows how to make them suffer

    Julianne Moore knows how to make them suffer
    JULIANNE MOORE has made a specialty of suffering in silence, her pale skin pulling tight across her cheekbones to form a flawless mask, a shell of perfect beauty concealing a soul in deepest turmoil. Only in private moments, when no one but the audience...
  • 'Wanted'

    'Wanted'
    "WANTED" straddles the line between the delightfully absurd and the merely ridiculous. As its heroes race through the city at barely subsonic speeds, they execute the kind of maneuvers that are normally performed only by 8-year-olds making "vroom vroom"...