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Larry Crowne

  • Film

    September 25, 2014

    Nice Guy Denzel Kills in the Cartoonish Equalizer

    Washington's latest is gloriously dumb and hilariously violent.

  • Film

    September 18, 2014

    Nice Guy Denzel Kills in the Cartoonish Equalizer

    Washington's latest is gloriously dumb and hilariously violent.

  • Film

    May 1, 2014

    In the Case of Belle, the Painting Is Better Than the Film

    Belle's inspiration is glorious — the movie, not quite.

  • Film

    October 10, 2013

    Captain Phillips: Tom Hanks Goes Where Few Actors Have Dared

    Hanks proves why moviegoers and directors love him.

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Pop Rocks: And Now, Your Least Anticipated Movies of 2012

    The end of the year is always a nice time for going to the theater. Studios are desperate to cram anything they want for "awards consideration" into the final two weeks of December, leading to a larger than usual number of thoughtful, well-made films available for your holiday viewing pleasure. Yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Pop Rocks: The Least Anticipated Movies of 2012

    The end of the year is always a nice time for going to the theater. Studios are desperate to cram anything they want for "awards consideration" into the final two weeks of December, leading to a larger than usual number of thoughtful, well-made films available for your holiday viewing pleasure. Yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Pop Rocks: And Now, Your Worst Movies of 2011

    As 2011 draws to a close, the natural tendency is to reflect on events of the past 12 months. Did we accomplish everything we'd hoped? Did we end the year in a better place than we started? Did that terrifying rash all over our genitalia clear up on its own, or should we finally see a doctor? For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    Pop Rocks: The Worst Movies of 2011

    As 2011 draws to a close, the natural tendency is to reflect on events of the past 12 months. Did we accomplish everything we'd hoped? Did we end the year in a better place than we started? Did that terrifying rash all over our genitalia clear up on its own, or should we finally see a doctor? For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    What Do You Mean You Haven't Seen Deathly Hallows Part 2 Yet?

    "You can't wait until the 2nd week...grosses will drop 60%!"​Well, that was quick: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" set another debut mark Monday by racking up $481.5 million in worldwide receipts, a media report said Monday. The film -- the last of eight "Potter" installments - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    The Five Best Talk-Show Guests, Ranked

    The new Tom Hanks movie Larry Crowne was a bland bomb, but that's okay: He did publicity for it, and that means showing up on (just about any and all) talk shows as a guest. What makes a good talk-show guest? Someone who understands the dynamic -- you're not having anything close to a real conversa ... More >>

  • Film

    July 7, 2011

    White Man's Lament

    It's hard out there for an employed, middle-class, white-collar male in Horrible Bosses.

  • Film

    June 30, 2011

    Middle of the Road

    Tom Hanks ages into mid-life obsolescence in the middling Larry Crowne.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Non-Transformers Robot Movies We'd Like to See

    ​I have nothing against robots, per se. Some of the greatest antagonists in sci-fi have been fearsome automatons like those found in Fred Saberhagen's Berserker series, or the Terminator, or the...Battle Android Troopers (B.A.T.s) from G.I. Joe. I guess. And although robot offerings in recent ... More >>

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