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'Despicable' worth its 3-D surcharge

"Despicable Me" shouldn't work as well as it does.

July 07, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


A few open letters to ‘Twilight’ fans ...

Dear Teenage Twihards,

June 30, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Grown Ups’ can’t rise above kid humor

We all know what to expect from "Grown Ups."

June 23, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


‘Toy Story’ reveals playroom’s dark side

You've all heard the phrase, "It's lonely at the top." Well, Pixar no longer needs to worry about that.

June 17, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Fiction of ‘Splice’ fascinating

"Splice" is what you get if you make Frankenstein female and oddly beautiful, give her hip quirky parents and have Sigmund Freud write the screenplay.

June 09, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


Summer movie fun starts at 'The Greek'

"Get Him to the Greek" is shamelessly funny. No seriously - it literally has no shame.

June 02, 2010 | Jeff Marker | Movie reviews


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


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'Before I Go to Sleep' offers twists, turns and thrills

Three of the best actors in the business put on a master class in mystery thriller in "Before I Go to Sleep," a lean, twisty-turning tale in the "Memento" style.

October 30, 2014 | BY ROGER MOORE McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Movie reviews


'The Wolf Man' established the rules for werewolf films

One year ago, I wrote my first old film movie review on "The Night of the Living Dead." The movie is an all-time classic that ponders human frailty, fear and uncertainty with a hefty dose of horror and violence.

October 30, 2014 | Andrew Akers | Movie reviews


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