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new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,’ ‘Sex and the City 2,’ ‘The Losers,’ ‘[REC] 2,’ more

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time: It’s tanking in the U.K., and now it gets a shot at tanking in North America. [trailer] review to come If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • Big Trouble in Little China (1986): In which Kurt Russell goes up against an … more…

bias update: February 10

obsession: Canadian TV (and film) (because I’m hungry for something new and good) boyfriend: Esai Morales in Caprica (not so much his character, though: he’s kinda scary) psyched: Alice in Wonderland (even though I’m still on Disney’s shitlist) girl crush: Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air (because she’s too cool) dreading: Cop Out (why, … more…

bias update: February 4

obsession: Canadian TV (and film) (because I’m hungry for something new and good) boyfriend: Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes (sexiest Holmes ever) psyched: The Wolfman (because I adore Benicio Del Toro) girl crush: Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air (because she’s too cool) dreading: Cop Out (why, Kevin Smith? why?) enemy: everyone connected … more…

North American box office: ‘Avatar’ is unstoppable

Nothing new can even come close to the Cameron juggernaut: 1. Avatar: $34.9 million 2. Legion: $17.5 million (NEW) 3. The Book of Eli: $15.7 million (2nd week; drops 52%) 4. Tooth Fairy: $14 million (NEW) 5. The Lovely Bones: $8.4 million (2nd week in wide release; drops 51%) actual numbers, not estimates It didn’t … more…

bias update: January 25

obsession: Canadian TV (and film) (because I’m hungry for something new and good) boyfriend: Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes (sexiest Holmes ever) psyched: The Wolfman (because I adore Benicio Del Toro) girl crush: Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air (because she’s too cool) dreading: When in Rome (is there no end to rom-com … more…

Tooth Fairy (review)

Insufficiently advanced magic is indistinguishable from the ruthlessly forced faux charm of a witless, sloppily assembled, lazily crafted movie that believes it can get away with such shoddiness because it’s ‘for kids.’