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Indifferent flick lacks spark of life

Rick Riordan’s “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” novels earn something akin to a Harry Potter

Got kids? Here are some movies for them in 2010

Movies have long been the easy answer to every parent’s favorite question — “What do we do with the

Rom-com recipe lacks flavor

‘when in rome’ Kristen Bell may or may not be America’s new sweetheart. You’d think by now

‘Legion’ starts strong but gets boring

The diner, as always, is a dive in the desert. There’s always a broad slice of humanity in it.

It’s hard to believe in ‘Tooth Fairy’

Julie Andrews portrays the Fairy Godmother of Tooth Fairies. Dwayne Johnson tries to cash

Sure thing ‘Spy’ fumbles

The stunts were plainly done by others than Chan. “Every day you get older,” Butch Cassidy

Hawke sinks teeth into ‘Daybreakers’

No actor wants to look foolish, especially if there are a couple of Oscar nominations and a Tony

Decade’s top films deserve replay

How do you begin to pick the best movies in an evolutionary-revolutionary decade of film? In 10

A rougher, tougher Sherlock

In Guy Ritchie’s version, the detective is a man of action. Dr. Watson and the lads from

Revival of ‘Chipmunks’ falls flat

“Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel” is a kids comedy that screams “Direct to DVD.” It doesn’t

‘The Road’ offers a grim look at the end

The end, when it comes, may look a lot like this — gray skies shrouding the ash-covered ruins of

‘Princess’ takes her place among Disney classics

The film marks a return to the style of animation that made Walt Disney’s studio famous.

‘Transylmania’ lacks horror and comedy

You’ve got to love actors who show up, give their all and try to make something out of whatever

Chew on this: Even with Williams and Travolta, ‘Old Dogs’ isn’t funny

Trashing “Old Dogs” is a bit like kicking a puppy. But here goes. The new comedy from some of the

HOLIDAY MOVIE PREVIEW Big box-office offerings wrap up the season

Here’s a look at the films headed to a cinema near you in November and December. Nov. 6 ÓÅ®

Freak or not, Reilly has character

ORLANDO, Fla. — The sight, strolling into the “Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant” corner of

Jonze leaves the fun out

‘where the wild things are’ Sendak’s make-believe world creates a place for children to express

Evil stepfather is a nice break for Dylan Walsh

Dylan Walsh isn’t into the whole spiritual psychobabble deconstruction of the profession of acting.

‘Blair Witch’ at 10: Movie is still scary

ORLANDO, Fla. — Producer Robin Cowie remembers showing “The Blair Witch Project” to some friends of

‘Toy Story’ films get 3D treatment

Converting Pixar’s history-changing cartoons “Toy Story” and “Toy Story 2” into 3D and pairing them,

Barrymore doesn’t just skate by as a director

Drew Barrymore’s directing debut, “Whip It,” is a nostalgic follow-your-bliss coming-of-age comedy.

‘Capitalism’ profits from Michael Moore’s tactics

With “Capitalism: A Love Story,” Michael Moore brings it all back to “Roger & Me” (1989), the


In the months after the zombie apocalypse, brought on by a virulent mutation of Mad Cow Disease,

‘Pandorum’ is pandemonium in space

“Pandorum” plays like the best movie based on a video game to not actually have a video game to base

‘Surrogates’ is poor substitute for better science-fiction films

“Surrogates” is a workmanlike sci-fi action film with few pretenses, a movie that hints at much but

‘Jennifer’s Body’ has lots of skin but no heart

Megan Fox, queen of cut-off jeans, lip gloss and hair toss, Fandango bait to the fanboys in the

‘Hurt Locker’ is Iraq war’s first quality film

Kathryn Bigelow, a director who made her mark on adrenaline-junkie fare such as “Point Break,” finds

Despite a hilarious Affleck, ‘Extract’ belongs to Bateman

Mike Judge finds humor in the lone, sane person swimming against a tide of idiots. That formula

‘Joe’ is brainless popcorn picture

Summer blockbuster season officially ends with the arrival of “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra,” another

Light ‘Julie & Julia’ is a treat

“Julie & Julia” is a gloriously frothy confection, a late-summer delight built on Meryl Streep’s

Shtick flick doesn’t tick

‘Year One’ is this summer’s ‘The Love Guru,’ this weekend’s ‘Land of the Lost.’ It’s a

Washington can’t save ‘Pelham 123’

That 1970s action classic “The Taking of Pelham 123” earns an efficient if not exactly riveting

Vardalos goes Greek again in ‘My Life in Ruins’

The adorable Nia Vardalos makes an obvious choice for a movie she hopes will recapture a bit of her

The magic can’t be held down in Pixar’s ‘Up’

The movie is being show in 3-D where available. “Up” is the movie in which Pixar makes it look

‘Drag Me to Hell’ is old-school horror

Sam Raimi leaves Spider-Man-liness behind and digs up his horror roots in “Drag Me to Hell,” a

Director Sam Raimi returns to his first love

“Sam Raimi works exclusively in the horror genre,” Richard Skorman wrote in an appreciation of “Evil

SSLqAngels & DemonsSSRq discovers formula

Science and religion meet in Ron Howard's thriller. There are a several moments of real pathos

‘Sunshine Cleaning’ is bright and deep

In high school, Rose Lorkowski wasn’t just a cheerleader, she was head cheerleader. A redheaded

‘Next Day Air’ fails to deliver in the end

There’s no honor among thieves in “Next Day Air,” a dopey, bloody and downbeat “Black Pineapple

Re-inventing a franchise

J.J. Abrams rekindles our romance with the venerable sci-fi series. It took decades of

3-D oddity seems part war movie

‘Battle for Terra’ delivers strong messages. “Battle for Terra” is a 3-D oddity that’s a war

McConaughey is heel we love to hate

The Internet Hate Fest for Matthew McConaughey reached its nadir this past week, with one blogger

‘Obsessed’ loses its heat, guilt in film’s racial-sexual politics

“Obsessed” is a thriller built around the married woman’s worst fear — the office blonde after her

Star doesn’t stand a ‘Fighting’ chance

Randy Crawford’s 1970s cover of “Street Life” blasts from the soundtrack, and “Fighting” director

SSLqObserve and ReportSSRq is both funny, disturbing

All malls may be created equal, with the same array of Gaps, Body Shops and J.C. Penneys from Bangor

Coming-of-age film is far from adventurous

A summer away from college, a seasonal amusement park job and a little romance — the ingredients of

Reese Witherspoon gets animated

Some movies you do for the cash. Some you do for Oscar glory. And some, if you’re Reese

Apocalyptic ‘Knowing’ not worthy of your time

Nicolas Cage never lets us see him doubt what he’s playing. “I KNOW HOW THIS SOUNDS!”

SSLqDuplicitySSRq mixes comedy and suspense

“Duplicity” is a romantic comedy with spies, a heist picture with sex and a corporate intrigue

Bromance continues for ‘Knocked Up’ stars

They met, and as the poets say, the sparks flew. “He and I clicked pretty quickly back when we did



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