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  • Somewhere beneath its mediocre comedic trappings, there’s a decent action movie trying to fight its way free from Paul Blart: Mall Cop, and it stars Kevin James as an overweight regular Joe who can use only the items in the mall where...

  • As in the original 1951 film by Robert Wise (but with little regard to Harry Bates’s original pulp short story “Farewell to the Master”), the arrival on Earth of a near-omnipotent being named Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) is met with a...

  • As in the original 1951 film by Robert Wise (but with little regard to Harry Bates’s original pulp short story “Farewell to the Master”), the arrival on Earth of a near-omnipotent being named Klaatu (Keanu Reeves) is met with a...

  • 7 years ago | Film Reviews

    Flying saucers just aren't that scary anymore. Especially after Ed Wood and Mars Attacks, it's hard to take a threat from a giant Frisbee all that seriously. So what's an update of the iconic 1951 sci-fi flick, The Day the Earth Stood Still, to do...

  • It really shouldn’t have been so hard to make a decent Punisher movie; after all, the character is basically just Death Wish’s Paul Kersey on steroids, in spandex. How come it took Hollywood so long to figure that out? Following...

  • For fans of the deathtrap-redemption horror series and its central figure, John “Jigsaw” Kramer (Tobin Bell)—and realistically, only the diehards are buying tickets at this point—there's good news and there's bad news. On the...