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calling bullshit on: Owen Gleiberman at EW’s The Movie Critics…

…for deciding that two female action stars constitutes a “new normal”: It’s amusing to realize, in hindsight, that Luc Besson’s funky-violent French art-house thriller La Femme Nikita, in 1990, and its rote American remake, Point of No Return, in 1993, were still treating lady-killer heroines with kid gloves. At that point, seeing an actress like … more…

question of the day: If it’s okay to worry that ‘Inception’ is too smart, where is the worry about movies that are too stupid?

Inception has finally arrived, and now we’ll see if audiences feel the same way about it as critics do: reviews range from pretty good to rapturous, with only a few detractors (and not just Armond White, either!) But I’ve been noticing a particular tenor in the predictions of how audiences may react that I find … more…