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The Death of the Print Critic

Over the past few months, dozens of critics from major outlets have retired or been let go. This happens largely because they can’t justify their own salaries, not when people can read 300 reviews for the same movie indexed through RottenTomatoes.com for free.

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A group of students, along with their professor, are filming a cheap horror movie out in the woods when news reports start coming in about the dead coming back to life.

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Be Kind Rewind is a missed opportunity that can’t sustain any momentum for more than a few minutes.

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“…a terrific surprise with balls, brains, and even a heart.”

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The only time you’ll hear the term “Academy Award” in the same paragraph as Larry’s name is when people mention that Witless Protection is being released in the theaters on Oscar weekend.

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Jack Black and Mos Def remake all of your old favorites in this brilliant comedy from director Michel Gondry.

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Let me break down Vantage Point‘s tagline, “8 Strangers. 8 Points of View. 1 Truth.” 8 Strangers: The people going to see this movie on week two. 8 Points of View: A twelve minute film shown eight times. 1 Truth: The studio has your money and you are pissed. This will probably be the worst film of the year, that people will like.

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If there is one thing that you may learn from Vantage Point, it is that you should never judge a movie by its trailer.

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Entertaining in a bizarre way.

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For American audiences, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days addresses the abortion issue with a measure of neutrality, without partisan determination anyway.

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I’m happy to report that I won’t be getting into any fistfights with critics about Juno — at least, not with too many of them.

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Given the film’s premise, Jumper fails to explore a satiable amount of it’s myriad of possibilities.

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Seeing how the film has already received a 76 percent approval at Rottentomatoes, this is an early contender for the most overrated film of the early year. Apparently it was okay, for once, for critics to check their brains in at the door. I guess I didn’t get the memo.

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Taking a unique perspective on the romantic comedy, Definitely, Maybe rides on the shoulders of its cast.

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Contrary to popular belief, just having a cool concept has nothing to do with producing a good movie.

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A blend of adventure and romantic comedy along the lines of Romancing the Stone or Six Days, Seven Nights… without the old man macking on the lesbian.

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What the hell happened to Martin Lawrence?

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With Cassandra’s Dream, Woody Allen, still in his self-imposed London exile, forgets the diversion of his previous film, Scoop, and returns to the serious matters of murder, morality and the English class system.

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A horrific tale of ghosts in a spooky house, it is just the sort of movie you would expect to interest Sr. del Toro.

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The folks at Happy Madison have hit a new low…

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