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Hugo
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 22, 2011

A mysterious mechanical man with the ability to write and draw holds a place of honor in Hugo…

Jack and Jill
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 11, 2011

The other day I passed a subway poster for Adam Sandler's new comedy Jack and Jill with ''NOT…

Real Steel
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Oct 05, 2011

Contrary to the headlines of doom that accompany the release of each soul-dead sequel in the Transformers movie…

Star Wars: The Complete Saga
by Chris Nashawaty | Sep 14, 2011

No one fears change more than a geek. And there's no geek geekier than a Star Wars geek.…

Spy Kids: All the Time
in the World in 4D
by Keith Staskiewicz | Aug 21, 2011

The fourth installment of Robert Rodriguez's franchise that keeps adding dimensions even as it loses charm would have…

The Smurfs
by Keith Staskiewicz | Jul 27, 2011

The Smurfs may be blue, but their movie is decidedly green, recycling discarded bits from other celluloid Happy…

Zookeeper
by Owen Gleiberman | Jul 07, 2011

Kevin James was fine as an affable sitcom schlub and Adam Sandler sidekick, but when Paul Blart: Mall…

Transformers:
Dark of the Moon
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jun 28, 2011

Among the many advantages Transformers: Dark of the Moon has going for it is that two Transformers movies…

Mr. Popper's Penguins
by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 15, 2011

No comedian of the past two decades has stretched himself — and I don't just mean his face…

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 08, 2011

How go-go precocious is Judy (Jordana Beatty), the tween heroine of Megan McDonald's book series? She's so manic…

Pirates of the Caribbean:
On Stranger Tides
by Owen Gleiberman | May 18, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is centered on one of those antique mythological movie quests —…

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Mar 24, 2011

They've wimped out. The people who made Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules , that is. This…

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
by Owen Gleiberman | Feb 09, 2011

A lot of people have a built-in cynicism toward teen pop, and with fairly good reason. From the…

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
by Jeff Labrecque | Sep 22, 2010

Brother owlets Soren (Jim Sturgess) and Kludd (Ryan Kwanten) stumble into an epic clash between the chivalrous Guardians…

Nanny McPhee Returns
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Aug 11, 2010

Emma Thompson's warty, snaggletoothed, Mary Poppins-ish character returns to a nostalgia-colored England of teapots and cowpats. In the…

Ramona and Beezus
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Jul 21, 2010

Newcomer girl thespian Joey King plays Ramona Quimby in Ramona and Beezus , a sweetened synthesis of stories…

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
by Owen Gleiberman | Jun 29, 2010

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is like some broodingly repressed wide-screen youth-pop melodrama from the 1950s — and I…

Shrek Forever After
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | May 19, 2010

Midlife crises cause some men to buy Stratocasters or dump old spouses. In the case of the fat…

How to Train Your Dragon
by Owen Gleiberman | Mar 10, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon , the new 3-D digital fable from DreamWorks Animation, has a kinetically dreamy,…

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Mar 17, 2010

Memories of middle school can reduce strong men and women to shudders of horror as they remember their…

Alice in Wonderland
by Owen Gleiberman | Mar 03, 2010

Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland , first published in 1865, is the sort of fractured-reality fairy tale…

Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
by Adam Markovitz | Feb 11, 2010

For those who haven't read the hit Percy Jackson books, here's a crib sheet for that humdinger of…

Tooth Fairy
by Missy Schwartz | Jan 21, 2010

A clumsy fable populated with cloying kids and a predictable hold-on-to-your-dreams message, Tooth Fairy finds the guy formerly…

The Twilight Saga: New Moon
by Lisa Schwarzbaum | Nov 19, 2009

An ultrapurist wouldn't let on in this review that Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), the Quileute Indian tribesman and…

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