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Super 8: Lights, Camera, Alien!

I hate to be the dissenting voice on a movie everybody else seems to love, especially when I don’t think the movie’s bad at...

Mr. Popper’s Penguins Flop

Loosely based on Florence Atwater’s 1938 children’s book of the same name, Mr. Popper’s Penguins never completely gels. But that doesn’t stop Jim Carrey...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Beginners (R) This autobiographical drama by Mike Mills (Thumbsucker) stars Ewan McGregor as a man who’s shocked when his terminally ill, recently widowed father...

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris

So I’ve now seen two Woody Allen movies, the first being 1973’s Sleeper. I saw that when I was in high school, when the...

Potiche Power

Between them, Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu, the stars of Potiche, have a whopping four wins and 27 nominations for the César Awards, France’s...

Film Shorts

OPENING: The Tree of Life (PG-13) Terrence Malick’s drama is about a present-day man (Sean Penn) contemplating the loss of his innocence growing...

Superpowers Falter in the New X-Men

Well, crap. I had such high hopes for X-Men: First Class. The fifth entry in this loosely connected series features the return of Bryan...

The Lion of Judah: Lamb Chop

If I tell you that The Lion of Judah is an animated film set during biblical times pitched at Christian audiences, you might think...

Film Shorts

OPENING: Incendies (R) A nominee for the 2010 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Wajdi Mouawad’s play stars Mélissa...

Sequels Galore

Admit it: If you like a movie and a sequel comes out, you’ll probably go see it, even though everyone knows sequels usually suck....