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Luv Doc: Supermodel Shape
Pretty much everybody has six-pack abs
"...Man, I feel fairly certain that if you could..."

Jan. 25, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

The Legend of Tarzan
This new take on Tarzan, with its CGI jungle animals, isn't half bad
"...embrace of the story’s colonialist underpinnings, Skarsgård’s finely sculpted abs, Robbie’s self-actualized womanhood, Waltz’s gold-standard villainy, and the historical..."

July 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gods of Egypt
We already have a strong contender for the worst film of 2016
"...fakery abounds: fake scorpions, fake pyramids, fake sandstorms, fake abs. (Despite the amount of female and male cleavage on..."

March 4, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Cinderella
Simple, elegant, and lovely, this live-action fairy tale enchants
"...villainesses, empowering damsels with feminist ideals, and flattening the abs of muscled-up Prince Charmings. Witness ABC’s bewitching series Once..."

March 13, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Paranoia
This techno-thriller starring Liam Hemsworth, Harrison Ford, and Gary Oldman arrives inert.
"...film’s first half hour. But not even his six-pack abs and blue-eyed earnestness can distract from the absence of..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Abduction
Twilight's Taylor Lautner makes his bid for solo action stardom.
"...on his director’s to-do list – reveal Lautner’s buff abs in the opening moments, fiery explosion, kickboxing scene, wrestling..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kites
This Bollywood film made in America mixes elements from crime thrillers, love stories, and Westerns in a big flashy bundle designed to win over viewers dwelling far from the Indian subcontinent.
"...facial resemblance to Dr. McDreamy and the best washboard abs this side of Mark Wahlberg. His beautiful love interest,..."

May 21, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Bounty Hunter
In this romantic comedy, Gerard Butler is a bounty hunter charged with capturing his ex-wife, played by Jennifer Aniston.
"...does, but still. You can only show your washboard abs so many times before somebody starts doing their laundry..."

March 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Transporter 3
Jason Statham returns for the third venture in this action series, which is surprisingly better than you might expect.
"...a stoically unflappable transporter of illicit goods (who sports abs that rival freshly minted 007 Daniel Craig) is neither..."

Nov. 28, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Phat Girlz
Comedian Mo’Nique’s first starring film vehicle, Phat Girlz, suffers from a bad case of undernourishment.
"...film are as fit as male models, with six-pack abs and toned muscles. In an uncommon twist, they are..."

April 14, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fit After 50 Reviews - Mark Mcilyar Men's Fitness Workout Program
A fitness training program targeted to men over 50.
"...what does he know about fitness after fifty or abs over forty years old? What will you learn in..."

Jan. 26, 2021 Events Post

The Sick Jock Guide
Marion Winik has discovered yet another addiction, but this time, she probably won't quit. The Sick Jock Guide outlines her 10-step plan to late-life fitness.
"...you have a will of steel, you can have abs of steel. If you have a will of marshmallow,..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Features Feature by Marion Winik

Bros
Uproarious gay rom-com isn't just a straight rom-com in a different hat
"...to try to fall in love with the corn-fed abs and small-town conversations of Aaron Shepard (Macfarlane), but can..."

Sept. 30, 2022 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Three Thousand Years of Longing
Swinton and Elba lack magic in this unfunny fantastical rom-com
"...body bursts into the hotel room, all electricity and abs, and thus their story begins...."

Aug. 26, 2022 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

The Bounce Back
Charming film pits two love gurus against each other
"...Strikingly handsome and with washboard abs, Moore is easy on the eyes, and Velazquez (Flight)..."

Dec. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fifty Shades of Black
Marlon Wayons takes on another spoof
"...however, to the trainer who delivered Wayans those washboard abs.) The film faithfully and mockingly follows the book’s key..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fifty Shades of Grey
For all the commotion, it's just another wish-fulfillment fairy tale about a naive girl and her Prince Charming – but with tame BDSM.
"...life into an otherwise drippy, clueless character. She is absolutely the best thing about this movie. Dornan, as Grey,..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The DUFF
Bye-bye bullies and basket cases; enter the DUFF – shorthand for designated ugly fat friend.
"...chemistry. (It’s no wonder he’s flunking out; those chiseled abs are a full-time job.) I don’t quibble with a..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Hercules
Director Brett Ratner puts Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson through his paces as the Greek demigod.
"...movies of yesteryear than the exaggerated bloodshed and sepia-toned abs of 300 and its countless knock-offs (including January’s crummy..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

I, Frankenstein
Aaron Eckhart stars as a modern-day Frankenstein, who faces off against supernatural creatures in this film based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux.
"...angsty being. No flattop or neck-bolts for him, just abs to die for and an updated 21st century cloak..."

Jan. 31, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Express Defeat Rangers, Get Promoted to Major League
Texas Rangers lose to AAA affiliate in exhibition game
"...let their bullpen catcher, Josh Frasier, take a couple ABs in what was described by Frasier as only his..."

March 31, 2011 Sports Post by Will Eidam

Beastly
Beauty and the Beast is refashioned here for the contemporary teen set and stars I Am Number Four's Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens.
"...school, however, vengeance in the name of the terminally abs-and-bustline-challenged arrives via ominous gothling Kendra (Olsen, rocking the pancake..."

March 4, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Other Guys
Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg star in this buddy cop comedy that takes some digs against corporate criminals.
"...is he playing the comic relief with the drop-dead abs as he did recently in Date Night. Wahlberg actually..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sahara
Based on the popular Clive Cussler book, Sahara may be asinine, but it’s also goofy, good fun.
"...a (presumably unintentional) parodic sort of way; his roiling abs and easy, raffish grin suit director Eisner’s cheesily gung-ho..."

April 8, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Wedding Date
Inexplicable Fantasy Romances for the Harried Modern Gal 101 is a more fitting title for this shameless mediocrity.
"...of love undone in the face of Mulroney's chiseled abs 'n' bum technique. It will catch no one but..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Riding Giants
A creative wipe-out from the director of Dogtown and Z-Boys
"...for beach bums and fans of bikinis and six-pack abs, but others are likely to find themselves hopeless wet..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Raising Victor Vargas
"...16-year-old named Victor (Victor Rasuk), who is flexing his abs and licking his lips. Then, on a teenage girl..."

June 6, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mad Love
"...she realize Philip (Liotti) is a hunk with washboard abs and a libido so overactive he carries Joan off..."

Sept. 27, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Hollywood Ending
"...her slimmed stomach repeatedly to show off her new abs. Leoni has more screentime, but must play the straight..."

May 3, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Fluffer
"...it's strictly a minor gig, far below the rock-hard abs of the tops and bottoms, many of whom are..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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