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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…

new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘Inception,’ ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,’ ‘The Concert’

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE Inception: Leonardo DiCaprio will blow your mind… much as other thieves blow vaults. If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • Memento (2000): Christopher Nolan plays with the depths of the human mind and the limits to which narrative time can be stretched in both films. • Catch Me … more…

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (review)

Lo and behold and WTF, here’s adorkable Jay Baruchel getting molested by dancing mops as the literal replication of a 70-year-old cartoon forces its way into a movie where it clashes tonally, interrupts the plot, and just plain makes no sense.

trailer break: ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… If there was any doubt after National Treasure and National Treasure: Book of Secrets that director Jon Turteltaub and Nicolas Cage were intent on taking a concept loaded with romance and adventure and old-fashioned Hollywood magic — the case of those films, ancient artifacts and secret societies … more…

Fantasia (review)

I saw a rerelease of *Fantasia* in Radio City Music Hall when I was probably 6 or 7, and the ‘Night on Bald Mountain’ sequence scared the bejeezus out of me. It still does.