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Movie Reviews: Jobs

Most critics are expressing obvious disappointment that Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, didn't turn out better than it did. And they're primarily blaming Kutcher for that. Michael Phillips in the Chicago Tribune writes,...

Movie Reviews: The Conjuring

It's certainly rare when a horror flick is even screened for critics in advance of its opening. It's rarer still when such a movie receives overwhelmingly positive reviews. But such is the case with director...

Movie Reviews Ice Age Continental Drift

Critics have given the fourth Ice Age movie, Continental Drift , a mostly cool-to-cold reception. Sean O'Connell in the Washington Post , suggests that viewers are nonetheless likely to overlook its faults. "Logic [in the...

Movie Reviews The Pirates! Band Of Misfits

The unlikely winner of the award for best-reviewed movie of the weekend is Aardman Animation's The Pirates! Band of Misfits . Of the major critics, only Roger Moore of the Orlando Sentinel sends it to...

Movie Reviews Man On A Ledge

Virtually all the critics are avoiding using the term "gripping" to describe Man on a Ledge , the drama starring Sam Worthington in which for most of the film he is seen perched on a...

Movie Reviews The Three Musketeers

You have to wonder whether the studio executives who decided to produce yet another remake of The Three Musketeers did so so they could use the "three" in the title to promote the fact that...

Movie Reviews The Big Year

If you think you have seen a movie about every sport that has ever existed, think again. The Big Year is a movie about competitive bird watching and stars Owen Wilson as the champion --...

Movie Reviews Monte Carlo

You win some, you lose some, the saying goes, and Monte Carlo , starring Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy, does both so far as the critics are concerned. Mick LaSalle in the San...

Movie Reviews Hereafter

Moviegoers heading to the theaters this weekend to see Hereafter may likely have been wondering what, at the age of 80, was Clint Eastwood going to say about the hereafter? Well, quite a lot, say...

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Album Of The Week: The 41st Anniversary Of 'Remain In Light' By Talking Heads

Album Of The Week: The 41st Anniversary Of 'Remain In Light' By Talking Heads

On the 8th October 1980 Talking Heads released not only one of their most significant albums but also one of the most significant albums of the last...