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Film Reviews

Limitless: One Pill Makes You Smarter

The diabolically clever science-fiction film Limitless begins with Eddie Morra (Bradley Cooper), a wannabe New York writer who’s been creatively blocked for several years....

Paul: Ancient Alien

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost go on a road trip with an alien: comedy gold, right? Well, close. Paul has a lot going for...

Cedar Rapids: Oh Ooo Oh Iowa

The trailer for Cedar Rapids is edited to make it look like another version of The Hangover, which makes sense because Ed Helms stars...

Mars Needs Moms: Empty Wells

Last week, we had the incredible burst of experimentalism that was Rango, a defiantly old-school 2-D animated film that nevertheless ventured fearlessly into territory...

Cowboys and Amphibians

This week’s films all trade in outright fantasy, but only one of them succeeds in turning the tropes of fable and science fiction into...

Oscar’s Hidden Gold

Welcome to my fourth annual look at the mid-major categories of the annual Academy Awards (to be televised Sunday) It’s my way of pointing...

Number Four: Three Stars

Hollywood now faces the same problem that faced the young-adult publishing industry a few years ago. With the Harry Potter and Twilight film series...

Mighty Orphans Await Kickoff

“Everything about Hollywood has surprised me,” said Russell Morton, a third-generation Fort Worth native who recently moved back here from New York City. “I’m...

The Eagle: British Invasion

As it turns out, The Illusionist isn’t the only movie out this week that’s set in Scotland. If you go into this toga-and-sandals epic...

The Illusionist: Scots Oui, Oui

Seven years ago, Sylvain Chomet captured the world’s attention with his animated feature film debut The Triplets of Belleville. At the time, many critics...