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  • The Book of Life (NR)

    Encouraging a sensitive boy to win over an ostensibly independent girl by, in her words, "always [following his] heart," Mexican animated fable The Book of Life's hackneyed stock plot preaches tolerance while lamely reinforcing the status quo. more...
  • Ender's Game (PG-13)

    It's not news that Ender's Game author Orson Scott Card is a homophobic turd who has declared that anyone caught "flagrantly" engaging in gay sex "cannot be permitted to remain as acceptable, equal citizens within that society." more...
  • Frankenweenie (NR)

    Ever since Mars Attacks!, Tim Burton has mostly been in the adaptation business, rendering dark and becurlicued Sleepy Hollows and the like. more...
  • Jupiter Ascending (PG-13)

    There's a simple test I've come up with to measure the pleasures of putative blockbusters, one that Jupiter Ascending, however nonsensical, handily passes: Is watching this movie more interesting than seeing all the millions they spent on it stuffed into a woodchipper aimed at the producers' faces? more...
  • Looper (R)

    Early on in Rian Johnson's time-travel thriller Looper, Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) sits at a diner and chats with his self from 30 years in the future (Bruce Willis). more...
  • Pacific Rim (PG-13)

    If the great god of movies, whatever slippery Mount Olympus of money he resides on, decrees that summer is the time for larger-than-life 3D blockbusters, Guillermo del Toro may as well make one. more...
  • Project Almanac (PG-13)

    The makers of Project Almanac, a ponderous found-footage time-travel drama, tellingly waste 40 minutes cataloging banal uses for time travel before establishing their film's generic main conflict: What if going back in time causes more harm than good? more...
  • Seventh Son (PG-13)

    Jeff Bridges's abysmally campy performance may be the worst thing about disposable sword-and-sorcery fantasy Seventh Son, but it's also the only memorable thing. more...
  • Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13)

    Picture Zero Dark Thirty with bright pullovers and laser guns and you’ll have Star Trek Into Darkness, whose heavy-handed political parallels just might feel smart in a summer of Vin Diesel crashing cars. more...

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