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Dull ‘Prince’ needs a royal upgrade

May isn't even over, and we already have our first summer flop in the making.

May 26, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Another sequel hits its target

We are fortunate to live in a time when actresses older than 40 are no longer considered "over the hill." Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Meryl Streep and many others have proven once and for all that women don't suddenly lose their beauty or their ability to act and draw audiences when they reach a certain age. And there was much rejoicing.

May 26, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Shrek’ bids us a fond farewell — finally

"Shrek Forever After" is the least necessary sequel of 2010. And yes, that includes "Piranha 3D" (releasing in August).

May 19, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Blahness of ‘Hood’ makes you quiver

Can Robin Hood's wooden arrows pierce Iron Man's armor? Doubtful.

May 12, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Believe ‘Iron Man’ hype — mostly

No other movie in 2010 will hit theaters with more hype than "Iron Man 2." You're all waiting for it and you're all going to see it regardless of what I write next, so the real question is, does it live up?

May 05, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Slapstick makes ‘Vengeance’ barely watchable

You know those horror stories you hear about people who went in for minor surgery but wake up to find the doctors mistakenly performed some radical procedure? Like a guy who goes in for a vasectomy but has his leg amputated?

April 28, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Lower-key festival still holds gems

By the time you read this, the 2010 edition of the Atlanta Film Festival will be winding down. Today is the final day, with a full schedule of films, then the week wraps up Friday night with the Drive-By Truckers shindig.

April 21, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Movie fans can have a feast at film fest

For the next eight days, the Atlanta Film Festival offers movie lovers a veritable paradise - more than 100 films that celebrate local talent, discover voices from around the world and frequently defy categorization.

April 14, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Summer movie preview (Part I): Season now a smorgasbord of flavors

For decades, Hollywood stuck to a predictable calendar. Studios released family fare and their better-genre pictures during fall, offered their award winners for our consideration in the winter, dumped their losers and specialty pics each spring, and unleashed their tent-pole blockbusters every summer.

April 07, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


It’s OK to laugh at these gods

Somewhere, stop-motion animation legend Ray Harryhausen is shrugging his shoulders and saying, "Is that the best you whippersnappers with your fancy computers can do?"

March 31, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


'Dragon' comes close to being a classic

Don't you hate it when dragons storm your village and steal your sheep?

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Gristle can't give 'Repo Men' any taste

"Repo Men" is an "interesting" movie in the same way the "Bodies" exhibition (the one with human cadavers variously posed) is "interesting" art. Is this good art? Bad art? Is it art at all? Answers to these questions vary widely, but no one can deny that it's "interesting."

March 17, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Green Zone’ adds politics to action

Director Paul Greengrass teamed up with Matt Damon for two of the past decade's best action films, "The Bourne Supremacy" and "The Bourne Ultimatum." Those movies achieved something rare by both satisfying critics and scoring huge at the box office.

March 11, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Get lost in Alice’s fantasy world

"Alice in Wonderland" constitutes a meeting of three long-established, distinctive brands. Disney produces, Tim Burton directs and Lewis Carroll provides the story. It's the sort of pedigreed project that generates excitement and high expectations. Which means someone's going to be disappointed.

March 03, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Homage to buddy cops rocks our Glocks

The tagline for "Cop Out" might just say it all: "Rock out with your Glock out."

February 25, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


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Two legends who left an impact

America lost two entertainment legends this week: Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall.

August 14, 2014 | | Movie reviews


‘Boyhood’ a legend in the making

Any discussion of Richard Linklater's "Boyhood" necessarily begins with how the film was made, because that alone is practically a miracle.

August 07, 2014 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


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