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Review in a Hurry: Daniel Radcliffe is sent to a remote village to sort out the affairs of a recently deceased eccentric who lived in a spooky old mansion. There, he sees a whole lotta dead people, but not the helpful kind that haunt Hogwarts.

This supernatural thriller has… Continue reading Movie Review: The Woman in Black Is Plenty Spooky, but Barely Twisty

Review in a Hurry: This whale of a tale—an inspirational rescue-adventure about three gray whales trapped in the Arctic Circle—would be hard to swallow if it weren’t based on actual events from 1988. Whale fans will blubber, but uneven Miracle flounders in its hunt for narrative focus.… Continue reading Movie Review: Big Miracle a Whale Rescue Adventure That (Barely) Stays Afloat

Review in a Hurry: Once the best of buds, stoner dudes Harold and Kumar reunite for a drug-fueled night before Christmas. Fans of the series will laugh (more so if they “prepare” before viewing). For everyone else, this isn’t the worst (Guantanamo) or the best (White Castle) in… Continue reading Movie Review: A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Just Barely Gets By On Half-Baked Humor

Review in a Hurry: Not the head of the class. Tom Hanks plays the titular middle-aged college student who’s hot for his burned-out teacher (Julia Roberts). Mildly amusing Larry gets a pass because of its likable leads but earns low marks for the flimsy plot and undercooked… Continue reading Movie Review: Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts' Adult-Ed Romance Larry Crowne Barely Passable

Australian Open: Nadal barely tested as injured opponent quits

Rafael Nadal252 150x150 Australian Open: Nadal barely tested as injured opponent quitsRafael Nadal booked easy passage into the second round of the Australian Open Tuesday, with the Spanish top seed showing no mercy against Marcos Daniel as the Brazilian quit trailing 6-0, 5-0 with a knee injury. Nadal, bidding for a fourth consecutive Grand Slam title, needed just three-quarters of an hour to advance against his [...] Continue reading Australian Open: Nadal barely tested as injured opponent quits