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Resident Evil: Afterlife Bores

The fourth Resident Evil game was a thrilling reinvention of the series, ditching zombies for more unusual monsters. It also was a fast-paced story...

The Tillman Story: “Why Are You Shooting at Me?”

I used to live in Arizona, so I remember Pat Tillman wreaking havoc on the football field for Arizona State University. After going on...

Ya’Ke at UTA

Ya’Ke is a Swahili word meaning “son of God, great warrior.” That English translation is tattooed on the right shoulder of Dwain Ya’Ke Smith...

One Sharp Machete

Before Machete was a real movie, it was a fake movie. For their 2007 double-bill Grindhouse, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino had four trailers...

The American: This Gun for Hire

If nothing else, The American is an antidote to movies like Eat Pray Love, Letters to Juliet, and others in which Americans travel to...

Get Low: Awake at the Wake

A festival favorite at Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca, Get Low finally comes to our theaters this week (specifically, to a regular run at several...

The Last Exorcism: Devil out of Nell

So Paranormal Activity 2 is coming out soon. Good luck to it, because while I thought the original Paranormal Activity was built well but...

Adrian Santiago Hits the Market

"It’s just unreal,” said Adrian Santiago as we talked about the upcoming DVD release of his micro-budget film Grim. “Since we finished, it all...

The Bali/Julia Project: Eat Pray Love

I read Elizabeth Gilbert’s polarizing memoir Eat, Pray, Love and found it as annoying as many others did, though I couldn’t help but wonder...

Hey There, Scott Pilgrim

On paper, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World looks like a dream pairing. Edgar Wright is the British filmmaker who proved his comic genius with...