| Sep 14, 2011
| 9:40 PM
Equal measures smug and savage, Rod Lurie's infuriating remake of Sam Peckinpah's vengeance thriller “Straw Dogs” still packs a visceral punch. An exploitation picture built on redneck cliches and big city liberal outrage, it's not all bad....
| Sep 16, 2011
| 4:38 AM
Harry Medved's updates from Fandango.com have pointed to a decent opening weekend for a 17 year old kids' cartoon from the glory days of Disney's “classic” animation. So “The Lion King in 3D” is dominating pre-sales. What might...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 9:32 AM
Wilson Bethel stars as Bluebell, Alabama's resident bad boy Wade Kinsella in The CW's new series "Hart of Dixie," a fish-out-of-water story about a New York City doctor (Rachel Bilson) adjusting to life in a small Southern town after she inherits a...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
Forty years ago, Sam Peckinpah’s “Straw Dogs” brutally taught a pacifist (Dustin Hoffman) a lesson: When faced with no other option, you’ll be violent too! Now, at a time when absolutely no one doubts what human...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 8:36 AM
The stereotypical Southern rednecks indulging in uncivilized behavior in the remake of "Straw Dogs" seem like they grew up watching the original 1972 movie. They also seem likely to have tossed back a few beers while watching "Deliverance," released...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Taking someone else's identity can be a really bad idea, as the young man (Sam Riley) at the heart of this melodrama quickly learns. The person he's posing as is dead, so there shouldn't be a problem. Right? Wrong ... since the deceased man had...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 9:55 AM
For a rural Louisiana backwater, the tiny town of Bon Temps seems to be having a supernatural population explosion.
During the first three seasons of "True Blood," Bon Temps and its environs have seen an influx of vampires, werewolves and other shifters,...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 11:44 AM
With the start of the HBO series' fifth round imminent, Bon Temps and its population face fresh supernatural trouble in this set of episodes.
Sookie (Anna Paquin) has to decide between Bill and Eric (Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard), while the...
| May 17, 2012
*** (out of four)
If you think stupidity is an automatic movie deal-breaker, don't see an action spectacle about aliens attacking military vessels that's thinly based on a board game.
Entertainment doesn't always require smarts, though, and the...
| May 17, 2012
| 2:12 AM
Mr. Board was bored watching a movie based on a board game. Although I think it’s false to keep stating in reviews and press releases that this is based on the Hasboro game. It’s an alien invasion film with battleships. Other than missiles...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:18 AM
"Battleship"is not the first major motion picture to be based on a board game — who could forget 1985's benighted "Clue"? — but it is surely the most expensive.
With every superhero more celebrated than Amazing-Man or The Chameleon already...