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The Wolverine
With perma-snarl intact, Hugh Jackman is back as the Wolverine hunts new prey in Japan.
"...with a former soldier he shielded from the atom bomb dropped on Nagasaki in 1945. Now on his deathbed..."

July 26, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Ginger & Rosa
The personal becomes political in Sally Potter's story about a girl who comes of age in England during the early Sixties.
"...something big: Ginger is a nascent poet drawn to ban-the-bomb protests, while Rosa experiments with adult sexuality, first with..."

April 12, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Wreck-It Ralph
"...dollop of Pixar's Cars, and a gooey series of sugar-bomb, high-fructose, racing set-pieces that very nearly sideswipe the Wachowskis’..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Here Comes the Boom
Kevin James plays a biology teacher who moonlights as a mixed martial-arts fighter; Salma Hayek is his love interest.
"...such an annoyingly cookie-cutter “inspirational dramedy.” Here Comes the Bomb would’ve been a more fitting title, but props to..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Words
As an examination of the writer's world, this film offers nothing new; as a romance it's not half bad.
"...Unless of course you owe someone a date-night treacle bomb...."

Sept. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

How Do You Know
Who would have guessed that a rom-com from the director of Broadcast News and starring Reese Witherspoon, Paul Rudd, Owen Wilson, and Jack Nicholson would turn out this wan and dull?
"...from writer/director Brooks. How Do You Know isn't a bomb by any means, but it is bewildering how something..."

Dec. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Back-up Plan
Jennifer Lopez is back with a new romantic comedy about a woman whose biological clock is out of sync with her life.
"...single mothers’ support groups, not to mention the whole ticking-time-bomb-of-estrogen thing, is creepily unsympathetic to modern gals' lifestyle choices...."

April 23, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Atom Egoyan returns ambitiously to form with this probing, if not always successful, drama that reveals his ongoing fascination with the subjective nature of truth.
"...into that of a foiled terrorist who planted a bomb in the luggage of his unsuspecting, airplane-bound, pregnant girlfriend...."

June 12, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Star Trek
Star Trek is an immensely satisfying origin story that introduces the characters we know – before we knew them.
"...wisely forsaking the Shatner) beds a green-skinned Orion sex bomb while simultaneously making a play for Saldana's Uhura. In..."

May 8, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Chandni Chowk to China
In this Bollywood action comedy, a mistaken identity takes a humble cook on a crazy journey from India to China.
"...the Kill Bill films), with Om Shanti Om's sex bomb Padukune on board in a dual romantic role. What..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

This Don Cheadle movie is a rare Hollywood creature: an action picture with ambiguity, a blockbuster with more questions than answers, a shoot-’em-up thriller with a sense of moral and geopolitical ambivalence.
"...Sudanese national who saw his father die in a car-bomb explosion when he was a child and who’s spent..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Perfect Holiday
In this lightweight yuletide fluffery, a young girl turns to a shopping-mall Santa to find a husband for her divorced mother.
"..."normal" names, don't stand a chance against Murphy's superfly Jizz-bomb, who steals the show without even breaking a dookie..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Like the video game that inspired this film, Hitman is a brain-dead pleasure bomb.
"...Still, Hitman is nothing if not a brain-dead pleasure bomb. It is, indeed, one of those rare, so-bad-it's-good shoot-’em-ups,..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Southland Tales
Six years after Donnie Darko, filmmaker Richard Kelly returns with this incomprehensible, self-indulgent mess of post-apocalyptic anxiety, political paranoia, and pop-culture references.
"...a dramatis personae): On July 4, 2005, a nuclear bomb explodes in downtown Abilene, Texas, setting off World War..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Both a crime thriller and family tragedy, this stunner from octogenarian Sidney Lumet stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke as brothers whose blood runs cold.
"...for the entire Hanson family. The situation doesn't just bomb; it goes all-out nuclear. Hoffman is grossly reptilian and..."

Nov. 9, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Heartbreak Kid
Ben Stiller stars in this smart and winning remake of a 1972 Neil Simon-penned comedy about a man who falls in love with another woman on his honeymoon.
"...Cuervo. But what to do about the sun-blown sex bomb upstairs? The Farrelly brothers have always leavened their gross-out..."

Oct. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Christian psychological horror thriller based on a novel by bestselling Christian author Ted Dekker, Thr3e nevertheless adopts the extreme-horror tactics currently in vogue in movies such as the Saw continuum.
"...Saw continuum, RK seizes his victims, wires them with bombs, and taunts the rescuers with tautological riddles that need..."

Jan. 5, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The War Within
This fiction film, in which the lead character is but one cog in a plot to detonate a series of bombs in New York City, portrays a terrorist’s point of view in a jarringly matter-of-fact manner.
"...penal system after three years a thoroughly radicalized time bomb, the poster boy for bad times ahead. Next stop..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fantastic Four
All four aren't fantastic, but at least two are pretty good in this latest Hollywood take on a classic from Marvel Comics.
"...his capable lady love Sue Storm (Alba), her cocksure, testosterone-bomb of a kid brother Johnny Storm (Evans), and friend-to-the-end..."

July 8, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

My Mother Likes Women
In this mildly daffy Spanish import, a woman's grown daughters react to the news that their mother has taken a woman lover 20 years younger than she.
"...import begins with middle-aged Sofía (Sardà) dropping a mighty bomb on her three grown daughters – not only has..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid
A Hollywood vessel of doom hunts for the Big Squeeze.
" to compare unfavorably to 1997’s rain forest stink bomb Anaconda? This unasked-for sequel plays it straight, whereas its..."

Sept. 3, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Fahrenheit 9/11
Michael Moore's agitprop is a political scorcher.
"...standing ovation, is nothing if not a cinematic time bomb lobbed into the smirking face of the presidency –..."

June 25, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tom Dowd & the Language of Music
Dowd recorded and engineered the legendary Atlantic sound. He recorded and engineered Bird, Coltrane, Aretha, and Skynyrd. Introduced Allman to Clapton. Standardized 8-track recording. Oh, and he helped make the atomic bomb.
" Clapton. Standardized eight-track recording. Helped make the atomic bomb. Dowd, who died Oct. 27, 2002, was a similar..."

March 5, 2004 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

The Hunted
"...fistful of G.I. Joes and a couple of cherry bombs to add to the thrills. Apart from recalling halcyon..."

March 21, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Big Trouble
"...other main story device is a black market nuclear bomb that passes through the hands of various high and..."

April 12, 2002 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Princess Diaries
It's the movie that turned Anne Hathaway into a star, and the ordinary girl she plays into a princess.
"...Enter Clarice, Queen of Genovia (Andrews), who drops a bomb: Mia, her granddaughter, is heir to the throne of..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Finding Forrester
"...out edgy, provocative, gorgeously surreal pieces. Before that kindly fuzz-bomb Good Will Hunting, Van Sant was consistently making art..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Cecil B. Demented
"...Cecil B. DeMented. The movie throws a comic stink bomb into the gaping maw of bad cinema -- defined..."

Aug. 18, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Here on Earth
"...teens idols, these actors got confused between being the bomb – and getting it...."

March 31, 2000 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

Stuart Little
Retelling of E.B. White's children's classic.
"...retelling of White's classic children's book is a spun-sugar treacle-bomb, though a darn good-looking one. I didn't really expect..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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