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Film Reviews

Film Reviews

Adolescent Dramas

There’s never a shortage of films about coming of age. Everyone comes of age, after all, and such films can often be done cheaply,...

Super 8: Lights, Camera, Alien!

I hate to be the dissenting voice on a movie everybody else seems to love, especially when I don’t think the movie’s bad at...

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Flop

Loosely based on Florence Atwater’s 1938 children’s book of the same name, Mr. Popper’s Penguins never completely gels. But that doesn’t stop Jim Carrey...

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris

So I’ve now seen two Woody Allen movies, the first being 1973’s Sleeper. I saw that when I was in high school, when the...

Potiche Power

Between them, Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu, the stars of Potiche, have a whopping four wins and 27 nominations for the César Awards, France’s...

Superpowers Falter in the New X-Men

Well, crap. I had such high hopes for X-Men: First Class. The fifth entry in this loosely connected series features the return of Bryan...

The Lion of Judah: Lamb Chop

If I tell you that The Lion of Judah is an animated film set during biblical times pitched at Christian audiences, you might think...

Sequels Galore

Admit it: If you like a movie and a sequel comes out, you’ll probably go see it, even though everyone knows sequels usually suck....

The Beaver: Talk to the Hand

Sometimes when a star misbehaves in public, a perfectly blameless movie takes the hit. Such appears to be the case with The Beaver, an...

Skateland: Brand New Key

The makers of Skateland are all from Longview, and it was filmed mostly in Shreveport and Marshall. Texans will probably find that bit of...