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The winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and multiple prizes at Cannes, Beasts of the Southern Wild opens Thursday.

Film Shorts

OPENING: Beasts of the Southern Wild (PG-13) The winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and multiple prizes at Cannes,...
Andrew Garfield hits the ceiling of a New York City subway car in The Amazing Spider-Man.

Spider-Man: New Silk Threads

A scant five years after Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, and Kirsten Dunst decamped from the Spider-Man series, Sony Pictures has already decided to start...
Happy Fourth of July! Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, and Channing Tatum salute our armed forces in "Magic Mike."

Magic Mike: Comic Strip

A few years ago, Steven Soderbergh made a movie called The Girlfriend Experience about a high-priced prostitute, in which he cast a porn star...

Film Shorts

OPENING: The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13) The series re-starts with Andrew Garfield starring as high-school student Peter Parker as he first becomes the superhero and seeks...

Ted Talks

I have never been a fan of Seth MacFarlane or Family Guy, but when I saw the trailer for his debut film Ted, I...

People Like Us: Your Sister. Sister?

You’d expect the co-writer of the Transformers movies, Mission: Impossible 3, and Star Trek to take up a sci-fi action thriller in that same...

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OPENING: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (R) The year’s best movie title goes to this adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith’s novel, in which our nation’s 16th president...

Safety Not Guaranteed: Grand Plaza

Every generation needs at least one sarcastic chick. We have Aubrey Plaza, whose bracing vitriol and crack comic timing have livened up films like...

Brave: Scotch Job

Well, everything comes to an end. Brave is Pixar’s 13th animated feature film in 17 years, and it marks the first time I walked...

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OPENING: The Girl From the Naked Eye (R) Jason Yee stars in this martial-arts flick as a man who takes revenge when the prostitute he...