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  • Published
    March 10, 2011

    Movie Review: What a very grim film they’ve made, Grandma

    Catherine Hardwicke tries to transfer her panting pretty young thing “Twilight” style to “Red Riding Hood,” a werewolf-without-the-vampires fantasy aimed at that magical PG-13 audience. And for all the heaving bosoms, the big-eyed flirtation and the cool fairytale hair products, it doesn’t work. Amanda Seyfried has the title role. She is Valerie, who wears the […]

  • Published
    March 10, 2011

    Movie Review: ‘Mars Needs Moms’ a nice tale that could use more laughs

    You’ll want to stay through the closing credits of the new motion-capture animated adventure “Mars Needs Moms,” a film from the people who gave us “The Polar Express.” There are four minutes of clips of the real-live cast of the film — Seth Green, Joan Cusack and Dan Fogler among them — wearing the mo-cap […]

  • Published
    March 3, 2011

    The Movies: Chemistry lesson

    Matt Damon and Emily Blunt have it, although "Adjustment Bureau" is more thriller than romance.

  • Published
    March 3, 2011

    Movie Review: ‘Rango’ slithers into a world not quite for the kiddies

    Whose idea was it to turn loose those latter-day Caribbean pirates Johnny Depp, Bill Nighy and (director) Gore Verbinski on a cartoon, ostensibly for kids? “Rango” requires some explanation. It is funny, inventive and downright daft. But who is it for, what is it and most pointedly — what is the point? Many’s the movie […]

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