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  • This mean and vigorous men's adventure pulp throwback has everything going against it. It's a late-August release whose leads, Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, tend to be the best things in movies you otherwise regret seeing. The trailers, teasing the...

  • 7 days ago | Film Reviews

    This mean and vigorous men's adventure pulp throwback has everything going against it. It's a late-August release whose leads, Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, tend to be the best things in movies you otherwise regret seeing. The trailers, teasing the s...

  • Claustrophobic S-F grind Air might well allure Walking Dead fans, as that show's creator, Robert Kirkman, is a producer, and its Norman Reedus is one of the two leads, playing another troubled dude -- an engineer, this time --...

  • There's steady, scary thrill in the final third of Meru, the latest attempt to conquer the climb-and-tweak-the-nose-of-God mountaineering documentary, a genre that has yet to reach its apex. The terrible beauty of the Shark's Fin point of...

  • You can get everything that's wrong with this one in one line of dialogue. As that ever-lovin' man-mountain Benjamin J. Grimm rushes off to pound Doctor Doom, he mutters, "This is what I do." He's resigned to it, not amped or proud. It's hard not...

  • 21 days ago | Film Reviews

    “This conversation is the best one I ever had,” David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) tells us as The End of the Tour wraps up, and the movie, a pleasantly talky chamber piece, gives us welcome bursts of it. That long chat, with a David Foster Wallace (S...

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