THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL

Hickory Farms didn't make it, but it's a cheeseball just the same. THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL starts out with juice from creepy couple Tom Noonan and Mary Woronov, But then it slows way down until its hackneyed, risible conclusion. On PPV before its theatrical release. — Jeff Schultz
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LAW ABIDING CITIZEN

An already far-fetched premise becomes increasingly ridiculous in the clunky, miserably acted LAW ABIDING CITIZEN. Movies like this demand outsize villains giving outsize performances, but Gerard Butler is no better at drama than he is at comedy. Padded and predictable, you yawn through the obligatory domestic scenes waiting for better stuff that never comes — though there is one great moment of shocking. violence. — Jeff Schultz
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If you ABIDE and accept the LAWS established in this no brainer, you will enjoy LAW ABIDING CITEZEN. Its pretty much Death Wish meets Saw. The movie creates a world and establishes rules early…then goes way over the top in that world. If you don’t think too hard about it and enjoy the ride, you will find this CITIZEN fairly arresting, kinda silly, and totally entertaining. — Stormy Curry

BLACK DYNAMITE

The deliberately bad acting, the artfully “terrible” editing, the spectacularly authentic-sounding hunk of cheese that is its score: these are joys to be found in the explosively funny BLACK DYNAMITE. But it's the LOOK of the movie in all of its terribly shot, overlit glory that sends this sendup into the comic stratosphere. Can you dig it? — Jeff Schultz
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A SERIOUS MAN

Seriously good, A SERIOUS MAN is unrelentingly hilarious. The Coen Brothers are in top form in this story of a man whose life is unravelling before our eyes. Michael Stuhlbarg is wonderful as the bewildered Larry Gopnik. The cast is full of unknowns and bit players who rise to the occasion. Any Jew will recognize their relatives in several characters. One of the Coens' best! — Alan Yudman
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OBSERVE AND REPORT

Family Guy had a gag where a doctor is injecting Peter with a number of “genes”…one of which is the Seth Rogen gene. He said it makes patients crack jokes That are not funny yet everyone will laugh for some unknown reason. THIS is why Rogen still has a career. I saw Observe & Report. Painful. Unfunny. Typical Seth Rogen. I don't get it. — Stormy Curry
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THE INFORMANT!

Smug, cutesy and self-satisfied, with a Larry David-does-Steinbrenner ADD voiceover track that doesn't quite work, THE INFORMANT! nevertheless succeeds on the paunchy belly and under the luxurious hairpiece of an almost unrecognizable Matt Damon. The convoluted plot is (literally) all over the map, and as Damon's wife, Melanie Lynskey seems stuck in another era. But kudos to Marvin Hamlisch's retro score. And Scott Bakula looks uncannily like KTTV photographer Rodger Howard. Jeff Schultz
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THE FINAL DESTINATION

The Final Destination is a one way trip to awesome! Put your brain on hold and enjoy the clever carnage. Unlike other series (see Saw) this one keeps the Formula fresh with innovative kills. It's a giddy gory blast! Here's hoping this isn't the FINAL one! — Stormy Curry
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DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-A-LONG BLOG

There's more creativity in Dr. Horrible's Sing a Long Blog than most feature films. Clever writing and fantastic music turn this low budget internet feature into one of the best things I have seen all year. Neil Patrick Harris is awesome and Nathan Fillion is hilarious…check this Doctor out…you won't regret it. — Stormy Curry
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