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  • '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"...
  • 'Into The Wild' in unison

    'Into The Wild' in unison
    "Into the Wild" is the story of a young man who breaks away from his family and sets off to explore uncharted territory. The story of its soundtrack is much the same. At 42, Eddie Vedder is not quite young (although, in a yellow leather jacket and band...
  • Fantasy films? There's truth in there too

    Fantasy films? There's truth in there too
    Given a choice between Iraq and fairyland, it's clear where moviegoers would prefer to spend time. Despite the glut of politically themed movies on offer this season, audiences have embraced frothier fare: "The Golden Compass," set in a parallel universe...
  • In 'Walk Hard,' Laughing with the Music

    A mock biopic whose protagonist is struck "smell-blind" by a childhood machete mishap, "Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story" sends up the clich├ęs of the rock 'n' roll movie with unfettered glee. But creating the musical repertoire for the film's fictional rock...
  • 'In the Name of the King' isn't bad enough to enjoy

    'In the Name of the King' isn't bad enough to enjoy
    Uwe Boll isn't the worst director in the world, but "In the Name of the King" might be more enjoyable if he were. A prolific producer of video-game adaptations, Boll has become a favorite whipping boy of Internet critics, who have cast him as a...
  • Three documentaries put faces on autism

    Three documentaries put faces on autism
    On-screen, autism is usually portrayed as part of an incredible and often uplifting tale. Audiences embraced "Rain Man," with Dustin Hoffman as an autistic math whiz, and "Spider-Man" producer Laura Ziskin has optioned the life story of Jason McElwain,...
  • Hollywood whitewash? 'Airbender' and 'Prince of Persia' anger fans with ethnic casting

     
    This is a longer version of Chris Lee's cover story in this Sunday's Los Angeles Times Calendar section. Since its release, the video game franchise Prince of Persia has become notable for the acrobatic grace of its dagger-wielding, balloon pants-wearing....
  • Dev Patel, 'Slumdog Millionaire'

    Dev Patel, 'Slumdog Millionaire'
    The London suburb of Harrow isn't exactly the slums of Mumbai. But Dev Patel's journey from ordinary suburban teenager to feature-film star is only marginally less eventful than the one undertaken by his character in "Slumdog Millionaire," a Dickensian...
  • Review: 'Dark Streets'

    Review: 'Dark Streets'
    Set in a dystopian metropolis bathed in shades of amber and blue, Rachel Samuels' retro-noir "Dark Streets" feels like a labor of love, the kind that blinds as well as inspires. The movie, drawn from Wallace King's adaptation of Glenn Stewart's play,...
  • '$9.99' is less than the sum of its parts

    '$9.99' is less than the sum of its parts
    Like most films that crisscross among a handful of city dwellers to mull contemporary ennui, "$9.99" is less than the sum of its parts. The connective tissue of its episodes and set pieces -- some of which pack a memorable punch -- is not a compelling...
  • Review: 'Wendy and Lucy'

    Review: 'Wendy and Lucy'
    It's possible to think of Kelly Reichardt's "Wendy and Lucy" as the anti-"Slumdog Millionaire." Where Danny Boyle's flashy fantasia offers economically depressed audiences a miraculous distraction from their daily woes, akin to the MGM musicals that...
  • Documentaries that take you for a walk in their shoes

    Documentaries that take you for a walk in their shoes
    While many of this year's feature documentary Oscar contenders focus on an inattentive (or worse) government, some are notable for their intimate portrayals of an individual. Kimberley Roberts, whose home-video footage of Hurricane Katrina forms the heart...