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Moneyball: A’s for Effort

The Oakland A’s are currently a distant third in the American League West behind Anaheim and our own Texas Rangers. Though they made the...

Among the Killer Elite

Seeing the poster for yet another Jason Statham movie, you’re probably thinking that Killer Elite is exactly like all the others. You’re right, too,...

Winding Drive

Oh, damn, Ryan Gosling is cool. He’s so cool that it hurts you deep inside. He has become famous as a romantic lead, and...

How She Does It

In our post-Oprah era, the overachieving mother who balances a high-profile job with keeping a perfect house and happy marriage should make for a...

They Call Me Warrior

The powers that be are marketing Warrior as a mixed-martial arts movie, but it’s not really about MMA any more than The Social Network...

Apollo 18: Stuck in Orbit

The “found-footage” subgenre of horror movies is pretty hit and miss. For every The Last Exorcism, there’s a Diary of the Dead (sorry, Romero...

The Debt Doesn’t Pay

When it comes to spy agencies, Americans are typically familiar with four: the CIA, the old KGB, Britain’s Ml6, and Israel’s Mossad. This last...

A Lame Old Fashioned Orgy

Aiming for the sort of hi-larious raunch that appeals to people who grew up on a diet of Porky’s, Meatballs, and the scattered, precious...

When Fairy Met Sally: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark

When Guillermo del Toro pronounces an old movie as the scariest thing he’s ever seen and announces plans to remake it, you sit up...

Is The Caller There?

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark isn’t the only film this week dealing with paranormal entities in an enclosed space. The unheralded thriller The...