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GI Joe Storms to $56.2M Box Office Win

(Newser) - GI Joe took the box office by storm this weekend, sweeping to a better-than-anticipated $56.2 million win carried by under-25 males, reports USA Today. Julie & Julia stuffed $20 million in the bank, while G-Force scored third place with $9.8 million. Harry Potter ($8.8 million) and... More »

Harold and Kumar Slacks Off

Pacing poor, comedy wildly uneven

(Newser) - Sometimes it's hard not to laugh at the slacker/stoner comedy Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, writes James Berardinelli in ReelViews. At other times, it's hard not to cringe at the film, a sequel to Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle. That's because the humor in Escape, about... More »

Chan-Li Vehicle Stuck in Neutral

Forbidden Kingdom is entertaining, underwhelming

(Newser) - The Forbidden Kingdom, packing the one-two punch of Jackie Chan and Jet Li, is "great fun," David Edelstein writes in New York, once the martial-arts flick gets past "the clunky prologue." Other critics are a little more reserved in praising the film, about a modern-day teenager... More »

Sarah Marshall Is Memorable

Apatow project racy, touching, hilarious

(Newser) - Forgetting Sarah Marshall is another raunchy romantic comedy from Judd Apatow's repertory company, with an important difference: star/screenwriter Jason Segel. His performance as a clueless spurned boyfriend is "awkward and embarrassing," yet "sweet" and "disarming," writes Scott Tobias of The Onion A.V. Club. Segel... More »

Drillbit Taylor a Total Bore

Critics describe high-school comedy as aimless, 'listless'

(Newser) - Combine the talents of the creative team behind Superbad and Knocked Up with the considerable charms of actor Owen Wilson and what have you got? The "dispiritingly mediocre tweener comedy" Drillbit Taylor, writes Marc Savlov of the Austin Chronicle. He's far from alone in his assessment of the movie,... More »

B.C. a Mammoth Waste of Time

CGI wizardry doesn't sustain 10,000 B.C.

(Newser) - The prehistoric adventure 10,000 B.C. isn't just a spectacle of cutting-edge effects, it's "a tedious bore in which grubby people stand around muttering in a variety of badly chosen accents," writes Josh Tyler in Cinema Blend. Unfortunately for writer/director Roland Emmerich (Independence Day, The Day After ... More »

All in All, Not a Bad Job

Heist movie highly entertaining, if forgettable

(Newser) - You probably won't ponder The Bank Job once you've left the theater, but most critics say you're likely to enjoy it while you're there. The heist film, very loosely based on a real bank robbery that happened in London in 1971—which captivated the public because of its rumored connection... More »

Action Makes a Good Point

Political thriller doesn't have all the answers, but it sure has action

(Newser) - It may lack depth, but critics admit that Vantage Point packs a lot of excitement. The thriller, which begins by showing the same assassination from eight different perspectives, "fails the 'reality test' but maintains a certain intensity for its entire running length," writes James Berardinelli of ReelViews.com.... More »

Rewind Spins Out of Control

Jack Black comedy too experimental for its own good, critics say

(Newser) - The Jack Black comedy Be Kind Rewind isn't predictable, but at times it's not coherent either, critics say. The film—about a guy who inadvertently erases a video store's VHS inventory, then, using a camcorder, re-creates popular movies for the store to rent—"never stops experimenting, even when the... More »

10 Films Every Man Should See

Put Scarface on pause and check out these manly-man classics

(Newser) - Don't worry if you haven't seen any Oscar contenders, says GQ, offering 10 flicks every self-respecting guy should see. Count on blood, revenge, and a little male bonding:
  1. Rififi (1955): Trade Ocean's 11 for this heist masterpiece
  2. Croupier (1998): In his breakthrough role, Clive Owen is the model of cool
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