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    28.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    It's no accident how entertaining, awkward, confusing, and funny The Accidental Tourist is. With quirky characters and bizarre relationships, it's hard to walk ...
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    12.11.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    A lot of things get in the way of the train in Unstoppable, and that is the way it should be. To complain about the presence of scenes of helpless entities in peril in ...
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    12.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Despite the story that moves in fits and starts of cumbersome expositional dialogue and action sequences that range from adequate to downright boring, the film ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89IAk8R2y3E
    10.11.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Morning Glory is a comedy suffering from a frustrating identity crisis. The film has all the focus of a cocaine-addicted squirrel, so it never decides which story it ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPxBW1Ox13Q
    05.11.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Ah, The Postman: The butt of so many late-'90s topical jokes, it makes Ishtar look like Citizen Kane. Ironically, Kenneth Turan's dyspeptic description of the film ...
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    28.10.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    You wouldn't have a Rodney Dangerfield movie without one-liners. Considering he shares a screenwriting credit on Easy Money, it's no surprise he spends the ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfPai6I30FM
    12.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Full of tediously consistent or arbitrarily inconsistent characters, La Mission is unsuccessful as a personal drama and almost irresponsible as a social one.
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    14.01.2011 - Добавлено пользователем 
    At its most basic level, it's an in-depth exploration into how a fast-paced network newsroom operates. Writer, director, and producer James L. Brooks perfectly ...
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    11.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    What happens when film executives decide to combine a teen-angst dramedy with over-the-top action? If we're lucky, it'll turn out like Red Dawn, a grim, ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKrfMcEfqfI
    11.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Like the best sci-fi, Freejack uses genre tropes to tackle weightier themes of mortality, greed, corruption, and social decay. Like the worst sci-fi, it relies far too ...
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    06.10.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    The Culpepper Cattle Company is a cinematic curiosity that I'm not sure has occurred before or since: a coming-of-age revisionist western. It seems like an odd ...
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    10.11.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Everything you need to know about "Death Wish 3" in two minutes. http://www.theparallaxreview.com/columns/cannon_corner/death_wish_3.html.
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    25.11.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Like most Chevy Chase movies from the '90s, Memoirs of an Invisible Man is insanely entertaining, solely thanks to Mr. Chase. While we may not always see ...
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    12.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Mainly, it's Salt's indecisively sly nature, which is hesitant to be either a Kafkaesque wrong woman story or to challenge the notion of its heroine's loyalties, and ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF9Kh6-jTHw
    12.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    It shouldn't work. That is the thought that kept going through my head while watching Link. Super-intelligent, evil primates are the stuff of cheesy Michael ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmlrfhsLYl8
    13.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Why did '80s films always have to be about a player getting played? It's about the most overused rom-com staple on the market, and though it generally works, ...
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    22.10.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Ultimately, the crime gets solved but not without a few hiccups along the way. As interesting as the proceedings may be, the film is a little too ponderous and ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuEyLTzzXdw
    25.11.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Making a good sequel--particularly one that contains none of the actors, characters, or locations from the original film--requires one thing above all else: getting ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MriU_Fr49Ko
    12.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Three O'Clock High seeks to answer a question that has plagued moviegoers for generations: what would happen if John Hughes made a movie out of Franz ...
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    07.10.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    How funny is a man with a tattooed dick? It's kind of a barometer question for enjoying Down Periscope, because it's the film's most persistent gag.
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    02.12.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Higher Learning is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. This would be high praise if writer/director John Singleton hadn't intended it to be a heavy drama.
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    13.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    It's this vulnerability that makes the film so human. The longer the story plays out, the more emotional the man becomes. He never overtly shows it, but his ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7Oq17LZJ60
    11.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Love Ranch is a shambles of trashy story arcs, made partially digestible by the dichotomy of its lead performances but unable to fully cope with its sleazy ...
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    11.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    This one is strictly for hardcore Norris fans. Anyone looking for a cheesy good time will be disappointed by the dour tone and lack of creative mayhem on display.
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    12.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    When a movie leaves you feeling content, full and warm, you know you just saw a fantastic film. Benny & Joon does all of the above--plus, it leaves you with ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-eVzHtmJR7g
    12.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Brubaker aims to bring the story to wider audiences while also serving as an "issues" movie. It's a sickening depiction of what happens when foxes mind a ...
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    05.11.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    The very few funny bits are far between (Claude stating to a police inspector (Tom Harvey) that he has a photographic memory and proving he doesn't ...
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    11.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Remember when action movies were tough? Back before the Clinton liberals convinced everyone that a sensitive, ponytail-wearing, environment-loving "action ...
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    02.12.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Until a perhaps too hopeful and pat finale, Clockers does not soften its view of young men trapped in a world of dealing out drugs and violence, prompted by a ...
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    12.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Just after the "Mars landing," the camera pulls back from a close-up of the glare of the astronaut's helmet, so we can see the lander, casting an odd shadow ...
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    12.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Charlie St. Cloud continues the line of movies about death, where ghosts hang around the living, concerned only with earthly matters, stuck in a sort of ...
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    05.11.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    For most of Waiting for "Superman," director Davis Guggenheim provides the audience with faces and names that humanize this tragedy. It's during these scenes ...
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    13.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    The Switch ends where it started, reaching for meaning in narrated trite phrases, and it's a massive disappointment. Here is a movie that pulls itself up from a ...
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    12.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    When it's not too busy with a skiing montage (and it's almost never too busy for that), Hot Dog... The Movie has its fun degrading women and giving the audience ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srJvrYPpLv4
    28.10.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Nice Guy Johnny is a coming-of-age story for Johnny Rizzo (Matt Bush) and his quest to either live his dream of becoming a sports broadcaster or settle into a ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dfmkymTr4c
    12.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Ask yourself seriously: Would you believe Val Kilmer if he told you he was a quarter Sioux? It's possible. It was probably more plausible in 1992, when he starred ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zzvLxt3idQ
    28.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    If you're someone who can hear a poem and understand its meaning, props to you. I am not that person, nor will I pretend to be. But I am someone who ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZagcMf8vK1c
    07.10.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    What the hell happened? I've never seen a movie so full of fresh comedic ideas so poorly rendered.
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    14.01.2011 - Добавлено пользователем 
    To its credit, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days starts with another brilliant premise to exploit--the polar (pun intended) opposite of the first film. Instead of setting the ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na5rP0PpC4g
    22.12.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Surprisingly, considering their background of subverting genre expectations, the Coen brothers play the rest of the western elements straight. There are ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gFPDGAPy00
    02.12.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    What could possibly make the police action in Vietnam more unpalatable? How about the kidnap, repeated rape, and eventual murder of an innocent ...
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    02.02.2011 - Добавлено пользователем 
    It's only through the benefit of distance that we're allowed to see what a nutty time the late '80s were when it comes to movies. How else to explain the collision of ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikpJbsOyOMw
    12.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    It seems like in every 1980s movie starring Eddie Murphy (Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop), he plays the same character over and over again. The Golden ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tsBzOi6uig
    13.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    The film sticks with you, for better or worse, but it's a striking testament to the power of raw horror. This is a film you do not want to watch alone.
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    28.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Although The Turning Point is largely remembered for its ballet sequences, the heart of this incredibly depressing story has little to do with dance.
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    11.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Ultimately, nothing matters but the dancing. If you like break-dancing (I don't), you'll love this movie. The choreography is great, the dance sequences are ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu_CxIPrbBo
    12.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    The throwaway plot is about as deep as a kiddie pool with no water in it. The film works solely because of its on-screen talent, which it has in spades.
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqvuxqUddE8
    12.09.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    Taking visual cues from video games, Chuck Jones cartoons, and the '60s Batman TV series, Wright creates a kinetic comedy of absurdity that never forgets to ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciVXpQ7Xa8M
    06.10.2010 - Добавлено пользователем 
    When people ask me about writer-director Richard Kelly's films, my advice is unfailingly consistent: Donnie Darko is a masterpiece, Southland Tales is to be ...
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTjJj5l9oo8
    02.02.2011 - Добавлено пользователем 
    There really isn't a plot, as the movie mostly just moves from one shootout to the next, but all of the confrontations are rendered intriguing because of the ...