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Planet Terror

That wacky duo Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. If you liked “Sin City” you’ll love this one. The first part of the “Grindhouse” double-feature, it’s a way-over-the-top hommage to a certain kind of splattery horror-science-fiction-zombie genre that was coming soon to a drive-in near you back in the ’70s, Planet Terror has a plot too […]

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A Few Movie Reviews

These movies really don’t have anything in common other than the fact that I’ve seen them in the last week or so. First is “The Untouchables,” which was airing on AMC under the rubric of a “20th Anniversary.” I loved this movie when it came out, and rented it a bunch of times, but haven’t […]

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Fight Club

I finally got around to watching this tonight. Probably the worst great movie I’ve ever seen. Or the best terrible movie. The first two-thirds were brilliant, but that last section — WTF? I could have really done without that alternate-persona twist. It’s an OK idea, but did it have to be so literal?

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The Illusionist

Edward Norton plays a very unusual magician in fin de siècle Vienna. His childhood friend (and adult crush) Sophie, played by Jessica “sexiest woman alive” Biel, is about to be engaged to the Crown Prince Leopold, the heir to the throne. She’s unfortunately out of his league, at least as far as others believe. Forcibly […]