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'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For': Cool and the gang

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For': Cool and the gang

**1/2 (out of four) Tourism must be struggling in Sin City. Virtually the only entertainment (not including prostitution and drinking) is watching one woman (Jessica Alba) dance on a bar ad nauseam. Every girl in town is gorgeous, but most are killers. The guys are violent brutes unable to control their impulses. But, uh, the black-and-white skyline makes for a romantic stroll down dark alleys? I’m thinking about this while “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,” the long-awaited sequel to 2005’s awesome “Sin City,” only sort of holds my attention. The follow-up’s gripping at a glance and meandering at full attention. Analyze it deeply and you’ll...

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