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Akron Beacon JournalMoviegoers' interest in fantasy, from superheroes to the supernatural, has prompted a subgenre of movies derived from fairy tales. It has not, based on recent evidence, been welcome. One of the problems with the form has been making it accessible both to...
Hampered by an unfortunate time slot, this ABC drama about a submarine and its crew gone AWOL did a remarkably good job of sustaining what might have worked only as a one-episode premise. The always excellent Andre Braugher plays the commander of the...
Ahead of its June 16 return to HBO, the vampire saga resumes here with Sookie (Anna Paquin) making a deal to ensure the future existence of Tara (Rutina Wesley). Bill (Stephen Moyer) is in big trouble with the Vampire Authority, and Steve Newlin...
Their styles differ, but Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy make for a reasonably amusing pairing in this comedy, containing a sufficient amount of the raunchy humor both have become associated with. McCarthy plays the title thief, whose lifting of a...
Tags: Amanda Peet, Criminals, Melissa McCarthy
Special to The Herald-MailAfter its first act, "Identity Thief" becomes a predictable, mildly amusing road trip comedy. This is actually a really good creative decision because the film is effectively cutting its losses after realizing that it can't keep milking laughs from...
"Identity Thief" is a larcenous bit of funny business. It probably should be locked up for its crimes and misdemeanors against moviemaking. But its stars, Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, steal so many laughs from such improbable places that the...
Taking its name and inspiration from a real LAPD operation that battled organized crime during the 1940s and '50s, the new film "Gangster Squad" dramatizes the story of Sgt. John O'Mara (played by Josh Brolin) and his squad's crusade against the...
It's hard to resist Los Angeles-based films noir -- "Chinatown," "Kiss Me Deadly," "The Big Sleep" being only a few of the best -- but "Gangster Squad" is a bit more resistible than most. Director Ruben Fleischer and screenwriter Will Beall have morphed...
The new crime thriller "Gangster Squad," with its swell cast led by Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Stone, tries to capture mob-infested Los Angeles circa 1949, when Hollywood glam ruled the Strip, wiseguys took aim with tommy guns and...
Contributing WriterTROUBLE WITH THE CURVE (2012/B/Directed by Robert Lorenz/Starring Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, Justin Timberlake, John Goodman, Robert Patrick, Matthew Lillard, Joe Massingill/Warner//Rated PG-13//Drama//111 minutes): At 80, Clint Eastwood is taking...
Tags: Walter Matthau, Matthew Lillard, John Goodman, Sports, Baseball
VarietyThe Alphabet net still has some work to do before it can compete in primetime with CBS or Fox, but the net has started to put some of the puzzle pieces in motion. ABC is looking for a few good men while also appealing to its core femme base with this...
email@example.comSEEKING JUSTICE (2011) * *1/2 (B-) Directed by Roger Donaldson Starring Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce, Harold Perrineau, January Jones Anchor Bay//Rated R//Thriller//105 minutes Available on: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, on demand, digital download...
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