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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Parker”

Posted January 24, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  PARKER:  Watch It At Home – Jason Statham Being Tough (Again), Elevated By Strong Supporting Cast PARKER is what Jack Reacher might have been if it hadn’t been gripped by the excess that accompanies Tom Cruise.  It’s a solid, unpretentious B movie–the epitome of the Jason Statham movie ethos–that’s not worth a trip to […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”

Posted March 31, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  G.I. JOE: RETALIATION:  Not Even For Free – Endlessly Dumb Exercise In Boom-Boom Action There’s a difference between making a movie for 11-year old boys and having a script that seems to have been written by one.  (Or in this case by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, doing a faithful imitation of one.)  Idiocy […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Trance”

Posted April 5, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  TRANCE:  Watch It At Home – Tricky But Unsatisfying Thriller From Danny Boyle TRANCE is both extremely clever and remarkably stupid.  I wish I could explain exactly how, but Danny Boyle’s thriller, written by John Hodge and Joe Ahearne, has the kind of story that piles reversals on twists on reveals, so there’s not […]

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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Beautiful Creatures”

Posted February 14, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  BEAUTIFUL CREATURES:  Watch It At Home – Many Witches, Little Magic BEAUTIFUL CREATURES can’t be dismissed as merely an overlong TV episode meant for the CW, but it never really comes together, either.  Richard LaGravenese’s film is another on the tall pile of Young Adult fantasies trying to latch onto audiences now adrift without […]

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