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Immortals (review)

It’s like if Samwise Gamgee wrote fan fiction about Greek mythology, and then Vogue magazine’s most outré photographers did a huge photo spread based on that…

The Expendables (review)

‘Bad Shakespeare,’ one badass notes with a sad shake of his head at a particularly cheesy revelation about the other badass standing in front of him, and that’s the moment when a little bell in my head went off: Bingo.

Iron Man 2 (review)

This is the metric by which I ended up measuring *Iron Man 2*: By the time it was over, did I actually *want* to see it again this weekend with my geek gang? And the answer ended up being Yes…

new DVD releases in Region 2, June 1

green light (definitely check it out): Slumdog Millionaire: Reality shows as poetry, as fairy tales, as dreams-come-true. Wow. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] The Wrestler: Mickey Rourke’s big comeback. [Amazon U.K.] [now available at Amazon U.S.] Battlestar Galactica: The Final Season: This is what was called Season 4.5 in the U.S. [Amazon U.K.] … more…

Oscar after party

My luck at predicting the Oscar may not have been so hot this year — though I’m not sure it ever is — but I did get one thing sorta right. I said over at Film.com on Friday that if there was going to be an upset this year, it would be in the Best … more…