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2012 Stories by Chris Packham

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  • Modern Prematurity

    published December 20, 2012

    Once comic actors reach a particular career stage, they often choose one of two paths: A) They stop being funny and start being all Hallmark... More >>

  • The Punishers

    published November 29, 2012

    Depending on whether you count direct-to-video releases, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning is either the fourth or sixth film... More >>

  • Lincoln: A Tall, Tall Film

    published November 15, 2012

    There's an unfun tendency in American life to fictionalize our national heroes as rigid statue-people who only speak as though they are... More >>

  • The Rise of Found-Footage Horror

    published October 18, 2012

    This week's Paranormal Activity 4 continues the story of an extended American family whose members own a lot of surveillance cameras,... More >>

  • The Rise of Found-Footage Horror

    published October 11, 2012

    This week's Paranormal Activity 4 continues the story of an extended American family whose members own a lot of surveillance cameras,... More >>

  • Frankenweenie and the Pleasures of Reanimation

    published October 4, 2012

    Ever since Mars Attacks!, Tim Burton has mostly been in the adaptation business, rendering dark and becurlicued Sleepy Hollows,... More >>

  • For a Good Time, See This Sex Comedy

    published September 6, 2012

    Remember way back when Bridesmaids was released, and Manohla Dargis referred to it as "unexpectedly funny"? It's amazing what still... More >>

  • Amazing Spider-Man

    published July 5, 2012

    The Amazing Spider-Man, an inexcusably good reboot-thing from director Marc Webb, celebrates the heartwarming arachno-genetic bar... More >>

  • To Rome with Love

    published July 5, 2012

    In Woody Allen's new film, To Rome with Love, people — like, really young people — still talk, improbably, about... More >>

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    published June 28, 2012

    The Amazing Spider-Man, an inexcusably good reboot-thing from director Marc Webb, celebrates the heartwarming arachno-genetic bar... More >>

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