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film criticism by maryann johanson | since 1997

question of the day: What pop-culture items would you put in a time capsule to tell people a century from now what entertainment in the early 2000s was like?

Wed Sep 19 2012, 10:39am | 0 comments

Dredd (review)

Fri Sep 07 2012, 09:56pm | 73 comments

adding a new bit of info to my reviews from now on…

Thu Jul 12 2012, 10:52pm | 0 comments

apparently people actually like Channing Tatum (and other adventures in social networking)

Sat Jun 02 2012, 12:32am | 0 comments

Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender talk Prometheus

Sun May 20 2012, 05:13pm | 0 comments

Top Cat: The Movie (trailer)

Wed May 16 2012, 11:02am | 0 comments

Beauty and the Beast 3D (review)

Wed May 09 2012, 09:24pm | 0 comments

what if the male Avengers posed like the female one? (and other adventures in social networking)

Mon May 07 2012, 11:22pm | 0 comments

what it will mean for all of us as Hollywood takes over China (and other adventures in social networking)

Wed May 02 2012, 12:26am | 0 comments

Susan Sarandon has the brilliant solution to women being treated like unpersons (and other adventures in social networking)

Thu Apr 26 2012, 11:51pm | 0 comments

Titanic 3D (review)

Mon Apr 02 2012, 05:47pm | 0 comments

Wrath of the Titans (review)

Fri Mar 30 2012, 10:07am | 0 comments

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D (review)

Mon Feb 13 2012, 05:18pm | 0 comments

watch it: awful kids featurette for Star Wars Episode I in 3D

Wed Feb 08 2012, 12:30pm | 0 comments

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (review)

Mon Feb 06 2012, 04:35pm | 0 comments

Underworld: Awakening (review)

Fri Jan 20 2012, 03:22pm | 0 comments

The Artist (review)

Tue Jan 10 2012, 04:37pm | 3 comments

question of the day: Has J.J. Abrams lost his mind?

Thu Dec 22 2011, 02:21pm | 0 comments

A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas (review)

Fri Dec 09 2011, 01:36pm | 0 comments

question of the day: What disaster — natural or manmade, or a combination of the two — would you like to see depicted on film?

Thu Dec 08 2011, 10:19am | 0 comments

Hugo (review)

Thu Dec 01 2011, 07:44pm | 0 comments

Titanic (new trailer)

Thu Nov 17 2011, 01:27pm | 0 comments

watch it: Peter Jackson’s fourth video blog from the set of ‘The Hobbit’

Mon Nov 07 2011, 08:47pm | 0 comments

today in studio asskissing: Harold and Kumar are here to kill the Christmas child inside you

Mon Oct 24 2011, 09:13pm | 0 comments

RA. One (trailer)

Mon Oct 24 2011, 11:57am | 0 comments

The Three Musketeers (review)

Thu Oct 13 2011, 08:17pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Has the surprising success of ‘The Lion King in 3D’ opened Pandora’s box office?

Thu Oct 06 2011, 08:54am | 1 comment

The Lion King in 3D (review)

Wed Oct 05 2011, 06:08pm | 0 comments

question of the day: If you had to pay for your own 3D glasses, would that change your decision to see a 3D movie?

Thu Sep 29 2011, 11:43am | 0 comments

deep thought (re ‘The Lion King’ in 3D)

Mon Sep 19 2011, 09:39pm | 0 comments

press release of the week: ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ Launches Back into IMAX Theatres for Extended Two-Week Run

Sun Aug 28 2011, 03:40pm | 0 comments

Conan the Barbarian (review)

Thu Aug 25 2011, 09:12pm | 0 comments

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (review)

Fri Aug 19 2011, 01:34pm | 0 comments

3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy (trailer)

Fri Aug 19 2011, 10:40am | 0 comments

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (review)

Wed Jul 13 2011, 08:18pm | 0 comments

film projection as a lost art; or, why projectionists must be scolded into doing their jobs

Fri Jun 03 2011, 04:11pm | 0 comments

question of the day: Would you enjoy an action/comic-book movie franchise that gave us two or four small movies in a single year rather than one huge one every four years?

Thu Jun 02 2011, 11:47am | 0 comments

question of the day: Are you able to find 2D versions of hot new 3D movies in your hometown?

Wed May 25 2011, 08:16am | 0 comments

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (review)

Tue May 17 2011, 01:29pm | 0 comments

Facebook smears Google; Disney trademarks “Seal Team 6”; men made ‘Bridesmaids’ suck; more: leftover links

Sun May 15 2011, 10:25pm | 0 comments

Cave of Forgotten Dreams (review)

Tue May 10 2011, 03:46pm | 0 comments

‘Harry Potter’ documentary on the way; Twitter loves TV; Bradley Cooper in ‘The Crow’?; more: leftover links

Mon Apr 18 2011, 01:16am | 0 comments

royal wedding hype; ‘Hanna’s Joe Wright says ‘Sucker Punch’ is sexist; dear god no, there’s gonna be another ‘Tron’ flick; more: leftover links

Sun Apr 10 2011, 03:30pm | 0 comments

deep thought (re ‘Mars Needs Moms’)

Mon Apr 04 2011, 04:33pm | 0 comments

Mars Needs Moms (review)

Mon Apr 04 2011, 04:20pm | 0 comments

trailer break: ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’

Fri Apr 01 2011, 01:39pm | 0 comments

trailer break: ‘Lord of the Dance 3D’

Thu Mar 03 2011, 08:01am | 0 comments

wtf: ‘Clash of the Titans 2’ will be converted to 3D

Tue Mar 01 2011, 07:05pm | 0 comments

Christian Bale ranting again; Keith Olbermann goes to Current; Morgan Spurlock, plagiarist?; more: leftover links

Sun Feb 13 2011, 06:51pm | 0 comments

dodging the Egypt Internet crackdown; the Oscar race is already over; is Amazon going all out with unlimited streaming?; more: leftover links

Sun Feb 06 2011, 05:30pm | 0 comments

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