new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,’ ‘Sex and the City 2,’ ‘The Losers,’ ‘[REC] 2,’ more

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time: It’s tanking in the U.K., and now it gets a shot at tanking in North America. [trailer] review to come If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • Big Trouble in Little China (1986): In which Kurt Russell goes up against an … more…

bias update: January 25

obsession: Canadian TV (and film) (because I’m hungry for something new and good) boyfriend: Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes (sexiest Holmes ever) psyched: The Wolfman (because I adore Benicio Del Toro) girl crush: Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air (because she’s too cool) dreading: When in Rome (is there no end to rom-com … more…

Tooth Fairy (review)

Insufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from the ruthlessly forced faux charm of a witless, sloppily assembled, lazily crafted movie that believes it can get away with such shoddiness because it’s ‘for kids.’

poster convergence: ‘Legion’ and ‘Tooth Fairy’

Two movies opening on the same day (in North America, at least), and both feature fantastical winged creatures. Coincidence… or magical intervention? In these desperate times, when change we can believe in seems far away and hope is waning, can we at least count on our flying imaginary friends for comfort? Shall we embrace the … more…

bias update: January 10

obsession: Canadian TV (and film) (because I’m hungry for something new and good) boyfriend: Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes (sexiest Holmes ever) psyched: The Wolfman (because I adore Benicio Del Toro) girl crush: Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air (because she’s too cool) dreading: Tooth Fairy (The Rock, where is your dignity?) enemy: … more…