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Just Go With It (Review)

Just say no to Adam Sandler's latest dud

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A successful plastic surgeon (Adam Sandler) pretends to be married to woo women, but when he meets the woman of his dreams (Brooklyn Decker) he ensnares his assistant (Jennifer Aniston) into a deeper (and dumber and dumber) web of lies and misunderstandings on the way to his happily ever after. Grade: F.  

Rabbit Hole (Review)

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 12, 2011
'Rabbit Hole' does for grief and loss what 'Shortbus' did for sex and the sense of identity we mold from our sexual orientations. We grieve in different ways, and others begin to see and define us by our expressions of that hurt. It changes us — our immersion in loss and/or how we handle our proximity to it and those that we love who are caught in its unshakeable grasp. Grade: A  

Nine (Review)

Rob Marshall offers up a helter-skelter film adaptation of Tony winner

0 Comments · Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Academy Award-wining director Rob Marshall unfortunately succumbs here to the influences of the cut-and-paste aesthetic of music videos. The show tunes are wannabe 'VH1 Countdown' hits, all style and flash rendered with a sure hand, offering little to truly deepen the emotional arc of individual characters or the story as a whole. With a lead performer like Daniel Day-Lewis, we expect the feral magnetic intensity of Bill the Butcher or Daniel Plainview, but it's not to be. Grade: B.  

Australia (Review)

Baz Luhrman's latest epic tries to do too much

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Baz Luhrmann's well-over-two-hour 'Australia' isn't as bad as the Jerry Bruckheimer/Michael Bay dog 'Pearl Harbor,' largely because it stars quality actors with legitimate romantic appeal, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. But it's still a long way from great, because Luhrmann — like Bruckheimer and Bay — doesn't have the right taste to do this kind of film right.  

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