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2012 Stories by Nick Pinkerton

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  • I Love the '90s: Titanic 3D

    published April 5, 2012

    A historical romance with a then-unheard-of price tag, James Cameron's 1997 Titanic was the nearest thing to a Gone with the... More >>

  • I Love the '90s: American Reunion

    published April 5, 2012

    Another defining coming-of-age love story of the Clinton era, 1999's American Pie, has expanded into a saga far more epic — and... More >>

  • One-Take Wonder

    published March 8, 2012

    The foundations of Silent House are laid atop La Casa Muda, a nil-budget 2010 Uruguayan horror film that enjoyed an afterlife... More >>

  • Lost in America

    published February 23, 2012

    "There's no one way to live our lives," hopes the displaced, adrift couple at the center of Wanderlust. Shopping between the prefab... More >>

  • This Is How We Do It

    published February 16, 2012

    Hostilities in This Means War are declared as two workmates compete for the affection of the same woman. The contested objective is... More >>

  • For Better or for Amnesia

    published February 16, 2012

    The Vow, a full-bodied lunge for the heartstrings, has a humdinger of a premise, forcing its characters to face a question that most... More >>

  • Horror, Stripped Down to Its Bones

    published February 2, 2012

    Ti West, the 34-year-old writer-director of The Innkeepers, has spent the past several years steadily toiling his way through the... More >>

  • Some Nouns, Some Verbs and 9/11

    published January 19, 2012

    Director Stephen Daldry has never met a Big Theme he didn't like: After 2002's The Hours, a lugubrious women's-problem picture touching on... More >>

  • Locked In

    published January 19, 2012

    A mushroom cloud blooms over Manhattan at the opening of The Divide. We see it reflected in the tearful eyes of Eva (Lauren German),... More >>

  • Girl Fight

    published January 19, 2012

    There's a point in Haywire when the film's protagonist, ex-Marine Mallory Kane (Gina Carano), gone rogue from her job as hired... More >>

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