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Review: The Super Mario Bros. Movie Features All the Characters, Set Pieces of the Storied Game, Just None of the Actual Story

And I thought I was a little bit lost during the recent Dungeons & Dragons movie. I don’t live under a rock, so I know a little something about the […]

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Review: Parody Songs and Plenty of Heart, Laughs (and Cameos) in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

It should come as a surprise to no one that when approaching his own biopic, song-parody performer “Weird” Al Yankovic would be mostly incapable of telling his story seriously. In […]

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Review: Nostalgia, Ambition and Outer Space Loom Large in Richard Linklater’s Endearing Apollo 10½

Using the same animation style (and lead animator Tommy Pallotta) he used in Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly, writer/director Richard Linklater brings us the more personal tale of his […]

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Review: A Familiar Cast—And a Few New Faces—Play the Same Game in Jumanji: The Next Level

Jumanji The Next Level

I went into the last Jumanji film, Welcome to the Jungle, with such neutral expectations that I was pleasantly surprised to discover a funny, energetic adventure comedy featuring an array […]

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Review: Goosebumps 2 Is About as Good as Year-Old Halloween Candy

Goosebumps 2

For the second time in recent weeks, Jack Black is trying on a kids-sized horror movie, and both times, he’s had mixed results. The House with the Clock in the […]

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Review: A Few Scares, a Few Fart Jokes Make for an Uneven House With a Clock in Its Walls

house with a clock

The House With a Clock in Its Walls is a very bad title for a movie. The unfortunate tagline—”This house knows what makes you tick.”—is even worse. Fortunately, the film to […]

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Review: Joaquin Phoenix Carries a Moving, if Stilted, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot

When Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot, the latest from Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting, To Die For, Milk) defies expectations, it’s a glorious thing. But when […]

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Film Review: Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle Coasts on Youthful Spirit and Humor

It’s been more than 20 years since a group of kids unleashed the characters and creatures from an adventure board game called Jumanji onto an unsuspecting world. With this loosely […]

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