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  • It's 2 A.M. Do you know where your children are? In Ace the Case, on a night of especially lax babysitting, 10-year-old Olivia (Ripley Sobo) witnesses the heiress next door getting kidnapped. No one believes her, except for Detective...

  • The breakthrough with studio horror films in recent years, since the found-footage boom, is a welcome environmental immersiveness. It's a testament to the craft of production designers and camera operators that the movies now so persuasively show...

  • Robert De Niro -- the Raging Bull himself, now aged from boxer to trainer -- is introduced in Hands of Stone bathed in Madison Square Garden's overhead spotlights, more the image of a reigning champ than the promising fighter whose...

  • Hey. Do you guys remember puppet comedian Jeff Dunham, whose downtrodden Mexican "on a steeeek" character José Jalapeño delighted many a middle-class white American in the '90s? Well, imagine he blazed up a joint with Bill Maher,...

  • Timur Bekmambetov's reimagining of William Wyler's 1959 epic, itself preceded by two silent versions and the 1880 novel upon which all four are based, benefits from low expectations. It also stands as one of the season's better studio releases....

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