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The Hurt Locker (review)

Riveting but not exciting, not in the sense that action movies have taught us to get turned on by the foreplay of countdowns and the climax of explosions…

trailer break: ‘The Hurt Locker’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I’m real excited about this one, for a couple of reasons. First: Kathryn Bigelow has demonstrated more than once that a chick can make a kickass action movie (Blue Steel, Strange Days, Near Dark) that is also smart and complicated and provocative and offers a new perspective … more…

trailer break: ‘Passengers’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… Sony appears to be trying to bury this one with a limited release in the U.S. (it opens on 100 screens this Friday, and no word about any press screening in NYC, which, at this point, probably means there won’t be one), which is kinda weird. … more…

16 Blocks (review)

Harrison Ford should take some lessons from Bruce Wills: this is how you do “action” after, um, a certain age…

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (review)

All over the country, little girls with equine fixations will be blinking their dreamy pony-filled eyes at their daddies and pleading please please please prettyplease can we see the horse movie? And oddly enough, *Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story* is the cinematic equivalent of the deployment of such adorable nascent feminine wiles: Please don’t shoot the horse with the broken leg, Daddy, Dakota Fanning with her enormous eyes brimming with tears and her quivering lip doesn’t exactly say, but she might as well have. Please nurse the horse back to health at tremendous personal expense and sacrifice so you can later give it to me as a prezzie and I can train her and we can enter the massively prestigious Breeder’s Cup race with her! Pul-eeeeeeze!