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Safe (review)

A viciously cynical dark fantasy that fashions a new mythos of post-9/11 New York unlike anything we’ve seen, a bleak but all too plausible world of the Russian mob and the Chinese Triads… and the NYPD as just one more gang vying for supremacy.

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…

what he said: Patrick Goldstein at The Big Picture…

…on Jerry Bruckheimer’s bad summer, what with The Sorcerer’s Apprentice flopping, and right on the heels of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time sorta flopping by Bruckheimerian standards: What makes things bad for Bruckheimer is that he’s been wrapped up in his self-contained world for so long that outside of his close friends, the … more…

trailer break: ‘Tangled’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… We learned back in March that Disney was suddenly terrified of princess movies, and so was changing the title of its Rapunzel movie from, you know, Rapunzel to Tangled. And now we see how far the Mouse is going to de-girl the movie with this trailer. In … more…

trailer break: ‘The Last Airbender’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… I cannot tell you how excited I am to see this latest installment in the Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings with the Golden Compass: Prince of Persia and the Sands of Time film series. And the decision to release the movie in 3D is … more…