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  • With his stringy mop of hair and ever-unshaven face, Rhys Ifans seems like he probably came out of his mother's womb looking like a burned-out rock star, so it's about time he played one. As the title character in Len and Company, he's a...

  • "I don't like the handicapped," opines teen delinquent Malony (Rod Paradot) in Standing Tall's lone moment of indirect, self-reflexive humor. "They're weird. They're scary. They make weird noises." He is, of course, emotionally...

  • 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...

  • 8 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...

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