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Dragon Tattoo: I Love Playing with Fire

It’s not every week that a Swedish novelist who’s been dead for six years makes the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Such is the engrossing...

Pixar Re-Opens Its Toy Chest

The following statement is true –– and also pretty much meaningless: Toy Story 3 is the weakest Pixar movie in the last 10 years....

Please Give Weaves a Guilt-Edged Story

If there’s any doubt that Nicole Holofcener should have filmed the Sex and the City movie, her latest comedy Please Give should remove it....

The Karate Kid: Kung Fu Shuffle

All right, this is bugging me: Why is this movie entitled The Karate Kid? I understand why the filmmakers would want to keep the...

David Lowery Creates a Mood

Since so many locally produced films are cheap horror flicks, it’s refreshing to see something like David Patrick Lowery’s St. Nick, a drama about...

A Rock Star’s Greek Orgy

About two-thirds of the way through Get Him to the Greek, it all clicked for me. In the middle of a scene at a...

Mother and Child: Missing Girls

Rodrigo García makes his living as a director of episodes of TV shows such as In Treatment and Six Feet Under. However, the son...

MacGruber: The ’80s Live! (Sort Of)

What a strange trip it’s been for MacGruber. At first, a movie made from the recurring series of Saturday Night Live sketches seemed like...

Sex and the City 2: Hanging On

Sex and the City 2 picks up two years after the first, with the wedding of Stanford (Willie Garson) and Anthony (Mario Cantone), Carrie’s...

Racing Dreams: You’ve Got a Fast Kart

How cool is it that we’ve had so many notable documentaries showing at our multiplexes lately? There’s even better news: Racing Dreams is the...