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Film, <i>Vantage Point</i> Blocks View of a Good Terrorism Movie

Vantage Point Blocks View of a Good Terrorism Movie

Remember the 1985 movie version of the Parker Brothers whodunit board game Clue, with its pre-DVD-era gimmick of multiple endings? Well, Vantage Point is like that, only instead of multiple endings, it gives us multiple beginnings. Oh, and Vantage Point,…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish Knocked-Up's cousin 'Freaks and Geeks' Gets Its Revenge in 'The TV Set'.

Knocked-Up's cousin 'Freaks and Geeks' Gets Its Revenge in 'The TV Set'.

Knocked Up (Universal) Apparently, while Judd Apatow was making Knocked Up, he was also prepping for its DVD release, as most of the bonuses here were shot during breaks on location. And they're no small treats, either — finally, here's…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Star Dreck

Star Dreck

Stupid videogame logic, rule No. 154: When thousands of bloodthirsty aliens take over a spaceship, it's best to send in a lone woman with a flamethrower. That's the entire plot of Alien Syndrome, a pseudo sequel to Sega's 1987 "run…
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Film, Misery Loves Company

Misery Loves Company

It's hard to imagine a more relentlessly lugubrious basis for a movie than Jane Hamilton's 1994 novel A Map of the World. The story is about Alice Goodwin, a school nurse in a small town, whose neighbor's 2-year-old daughter accidentally…
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Send in the Clones

Alien Resurrection Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Written by Joss Whedon. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman, Winona Ryder, Brad Dourif, and J.E. Freeman. At area theaters. You can't exactly call Alien Resurrection a pleasurable experience, but, then again, you wouldn't say…
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