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Film, "Siddharth": Losing a Child You Had to Give Up

"Siddharth": Losing a Child You Had to Give Up

Writer-director Richie Mehta's Siddharth begins with the title character, a pre-teen boy, being put on a bus by his father and saying goodbye. He's gone before we've even really seen him, and what follows is the awful feeling that his…
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Film, "A Million Ways to Die in the West": Seth MacFarlane Continues to Inflict Himself Upon the Culture

"A Million Ways to Die in the West": Seth MacFarlane Continues to Inflict Himself Upon the Culture

Surround Seth MacFarlane with an illustrious cast of stars — including Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman, and Giovanni Ribisi — and he's still a terrible actor. Such is the central problem with A Million…
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Film, "Taken 2": The World's Most Boring Superdad Fights Again

"Taken 2": The World's Most Boring Superdad Fights Again

The one surefire punchline in Taken 2 is unintended, a bitter laugh. Ex-CIA operative Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson), delivering his trademark crisis-control cell phone coaching to his much-imperiled daughter (Maggie Grace), commands: "I want you to go to the U.S.…
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Film, "Wrath of the Titans": Sequel Muddles Action, Loses Star Power

"Wrath of the Titans": Sequel Muddles Action, Loses Star Power

Like many a franchise-killer, this big, flailing dud of a sequel to 2010's Clash of the Titans is more (retina-herniating CGI), less (fun), and the same (basic plot) as its predecessor. What it lacks are the very elements that made…
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Film, "Gone": Lackluster Thriller Doesn't Skimp on the Sexism

"Gone": Lackluster Thriller Doesn't Skimp on the Sexism

Taking a cue from her Chloe co-star Liam Neeson, a feral-eyed Amanda Seyfried relentlessly tracks her sister's kidnapper in this wholly preposterous and casually sexist thriller, in which all female characters are either hysterical, victim-prone, both, or hopeless second fiddles.…
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Film, "The Grey": Too Much Mysticism, Not Enough Action

"The Grey": Too Much Mysticism, Not Enough Action

I was told there would be more wolf-punching. If you crash Liam Neeson and six disposable buddies in the frozen Alaskan wilderness, there is the expectation — nay, the requirement — that Neeson punch as many wolves as possible. Tape…
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Film, "Unknown": Liam Neeson Can't Save a Tepid Thriller

"Unknown": Liam Neeson Can't Save a Tepid Thriller

To age brutishly is Liam Neeson's apparent career goal — with Taken, Clash of the Titans, The A-Team, and now Unknown, the actor continues to follow the Nicolas Cage path from respected thespian to big-budget ass-kicker. In this tepid thriller…
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Film, (100) Days of Summer Movies

(100) Days of Summer Movies

First off, forgive us for not having the budget to upgrade this summer movie preview to 3D. Rest assured, there are plenty of eye-popping (brain-numbing?) epics in the preview list that follows, but to our pleasure and surprise, there is…
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Film, No Dicking Around

No Dicking Around

The most shocking thing about Kinsey, the first film from writer/ director Bill Condon since 1998's Gods and Monsters, is how shocking it actually is. Within the confines of a standard biopic (A Beautiful Dirty Mind, you might call it),…
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