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Johnson Becomes the Screen’s Best Hercules by Destroying the Myth

By James Scott | Saturday, July 26, 4:28 pm
Thank Zeus director Brett Ratner shoots his battle scenes outdoors and not against a murky green screen.

Besson, Like “Lucy,” Gets Too Smart For His Film’s Own Good

The problem with Lucy isn't its questionable scientific proposition; it's the fact that writer/director Luc Besson falls into the very trap he's warning us of.

Once Again, Bloodthirsty Americans Target Each Other in “The Purge: Anarchy”

A holiday on which Americans can legally kill each other becomes more popular than Christmas.

Segel and Diaz Make a “Sex Tape”

Apparently, the primary use of the internet, besides posting photos of your cat or your dinner, is for people to post their own amateur porn.

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Treats Both Humans and NonHumans Like People

“Exorcist” Meets “Law & Order: SVU” in “Deliver Us From Evil”

The film works because these same characters could carry a non-supernatural police procedural just as well.

Bay Attempts Reboot in Transformers: Age of Extinction

I'm still suffering from sensory overload.

Cruise Retakes Normandy—from Aliens, not Nazis—in “Edge of Tomorrow”

I didn't see Edge of Tomorrow when it first came out because I was overloaded on special effects films. That was a mistake.

Hill and Tatum Move Into “22 Jump Street”

I have to respect any movie that outsmarts me, no matter how stupid it is. Don't say it.

“Divergent” Castmates Reunite in “The Fault In our Stars”

Only in Hollywood does cancer render you more witty and glamorous, but it's still not worth the tradeoff.

Frontier Laid Bare in A Million Ways to Die in the West

The next time some neo-Luddite indignantly asks, "Well, how do you think people 150 years ago survived without electricity or running water," you can tell them, "They didn't."
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