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Monsieur Lazhar: Bonjour, Classe

The French-Canadian drama Monsieur Lazhar was nominated for the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film this past year, and there were observers who tipped...

Reactor Reanimation

Chernobyl Diaries has all the makings of a great horror movie: a wholly original and sinister setting, engaging historical backstory, creepy Eastern European dudes...

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OPENING: Chernobyl Diaries (R) Jesse McCartney stars in this horror film as one of six tourists who hire a local tour guide (Dmitri Diatchenko) to...

Marigold Hotel: Indian Summer

We’ve all seen movies about British people who travel abroad to find their true selves. There is no shortage of examples, from the pretty...

Filming Mystics with Mark Hanshaw

Mark Hanshaw doesn’t sound like a filmmaker. Instead of talking in sales pitches, this professor of religion at Texas Wesleyan University is happy to...

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OPENING: Battleship (PG-13) Based on the popular board game, Peter Berg’s thriller is about a fleet of ships dealing with the threat posed by space...

The Not-So-Great Dictator

I jumped the gun on calling this once before, but now it truly appears that Sacha Baron Cohen has become too famous to keep...

What to Expect: Friends with Kids

Ah, the advice-book movie! The last 10 years have seen a trend of Hollywood piggybacking off the popularity of self-help books through similarly titled...

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OPENING: Bernie (PG-13) Based on a real-life murder case, Richard Linklater’s film stars Jack Black as a small-town Texas mortician who kills a wealthy widow...

Dark Shadows: Angelique Diabolique

It takes peculiar talent to make the Goth crowd laugh. Back in 1988, Tim Burton did just that with Beetlejuice, which marked him as...