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I watch a lot of horror movies. In fact, I watch so many horror movies that I’ve always assumed that I would survive if I was thrust into one. I know the tropes. I know the cliches. I know the template. Unless a filmmaker decides to throw a fairly crazy curve ball, I can call who will die next, why they will die… Continue reading We Tried to Survive 'Zombie Apocalypse Live' and Became Our Own Horror Movie Cliches

Review in a Hurry: Not so super. Ryan Reynolds bulks up and suits up to play the popular DC Comics character, a top gun turned superhero. For all the talk of conquering fear and harnessing energy, Lantern ironically plays it safe and gets grounded by a leaden… Continue reading Movie Review: Green Lantern a Cold Clutter of Clichés

Love and Other DrugsReview in a Hurry: Ridiculously beautiful commitment-phobes (Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway) suffer serious side effects from a love interaction. At first sight, Love appears to be this…

Katherine Heigl, Life As We Know ItReview in a Hurry: Goo goo gag gag. Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel star as bickering singles who become reluctant caregivers to an orphaned infant girl. Overly long Life has a few cutesy moments…

Bow Wow, Lottery TicketReview in a Hurry: On the surface it’s a goofy caper about a kid who hits the jackpot, but just underneath is a gritty movie about the mean streets. The flip-flop in tone can be awkward, but…