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  • 'Jack the Giant Slayer' review: I miss Buffy

    'Jack the Giant Slayer' review: I miss Buffy
    * (out of four) Anna Faris stars in “Little Bo Peep: Wolf Exploder.” That sounds like a classic tale revision that would pick the right tone and actually deliver some fun. Until that movie actually exists, we’re left with “Jack...
  • Roots of some giant problems in 'Jack the Giant Slayer' ★★

    Roots of some giant problems in 'Jack the Giant Slayer' ★★
    Most modern fantasy adventures are distinguished, if that's the right word, by shot after shot of actors gaping at amazements — beanstalks busting out of the ground, for example, or flaming trees being flung as weapons at the king's castle —...
  • Reel Critics: Been there, killed that 'Giant'

    Reel Critics: Been there, killed that 'Giant'
    Director Bryan Singer made his mark in Hollywood in 1995 with the offbeat crime drama "The Usual Suspects." That success earned him the director's chair for big-time action flicks like "X-Men" and "Superman Returns." He now enters the world of ancient...
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
  • 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' review: Give this captain the hook

    'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' review: Give this captain the hook
    ** (out of four) Since you can't remember what happened in the last overlong "Pirates" movie, 2007's "At World's End," it's a good thing that "On Stranger Tides" doesn't require it. Nope, just plop into Captain Jack Sparrow's (Johnny Depp) latest...
  • 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

    'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'
    Johnny Depp suits up again as Capt. Jack Sparrow in the fourth installment of the adventure series, putting the pirate in the not wholly comfortable company of his peer Blackbeard (Ian McShane, "Deadwood"). They set sail to find the legendary Fountain of...
  • 'American Horror Story Asylum' recap, 'The Coat Hanger'

    'American Horror Story Asylum' recap, 'The Coat Hanger'
    What is it about guys named Morgan turning into serial killers? First there was Dexter Morgan and now Johnny Morgan, the modern-day Bloody Face, played by Dylan McDermott. At least Dexter saves his dark passenger for deserving victims. As Johnny tells...
  • 'Snow White and the Huntsman'

    'Snow White and the Huntsman'
    Because of star Kristen Stewart's off-screen ties to director Rupert Sanders, this dark reimagining of the fairy tale has gotten recent attention its makers likely would prefer not to have. Just on its merits as a film, it certainly is an original view...
  • 'Snow White and the Huntsman' review: Adventure returns to the fairy tale

    'Snow White and the Huntsman' review: Adventure returns to the fairy tale
    *** (out of four) To those who mock the casting of ever-gloomy Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”) as the brothers Grimm’s ultra-pure Snow White: Why shouldn’t she brood? The heroine's spent the better part of her teens locked in an...
  • 'Snow White' at it again, with fewer laughs, more gore ✭✭✭

    'Snow White' at it again, with fewer laughs, more gore ✭✭✭
    Better and more darkly imaginative than its headache of a coming-attractions trailer suggests, "Snow White and the Huntsman"follows another Snow White re-do,"Mirror Mirror," into theaters by two months and two days. That's not much time for audiences to...
  • 'American Horror Story Asylum' recap, 'Unholy Night'

    'American Horror Story Asylum' recap, 'Unholy Night'
    Sister Mary Eunice loves two things: killing and encouraging others to kill. She does plenty of both in this episode. Her newest recruit: Santa Claus. Or not really Santa, but a deranged madman who is locked up for killing 18 people from five families...