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opening in the U.K. July 1-3: ‘Public Enemies,’ ‘Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs,’ more

Public Enemies: Fedoras and running boards… nice. How come Great Depression II ain’t as stylish? Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: There’s an entirely new kind of barf joke here, so that’s something, I guess. Kambakkht Ishq: Rom-com about a Bollywood stuntman in Hollywood. He falls in love with Sandra Bullock, doesn’t he? [official site] … more…

trailer break: ‘Sleep Dealer’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I’m curious to see this because it’s science fiction, and because writer-director Alex Rivera will have been forced to be more creative than Hollywood typically has to be because he didn’t have a huge Hollywood budget to play with. But I’m not thrilled with this trailer. I … more…

trailer break: ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… Oh, great. Every stupid cliché about England, with a few bonuses thrown in, like the little dog piddling on the luggage and the horny landlady. Poor Imelda Staunton. If it’s so gross that Burt Reynolds — age 72 — is kissing that hot young blond chick … more…

Bolt (review)

I figured I was probably overthinking this, and should trust that it would all make sense, but I couldn’t help it. I knew that Bolt was about a dog who believes he has superpowers and actually fights crime alongside his beloved person, but he’s wrong because he’s just the canine star of a hit TV action show. I thought, How can a dog look at a green screen and see something that’s not there?

Tropic Thunder (review)

Oh please please please let it be true that Ben Stiller is done with the humiliation ‘comedies’ and is getting back to his roots in smart satire.