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Bobby Jones was a great man and a great golfer. He deserves a better movie than this one, as clumsy as its title. Jones may be the greatest golfer who ever lived. He’s the only one to win all four […]

They say that it isn’t adults who create children; it’s children who create adults. And they’re right. This theme resonates deeply with us and has inspired many, many movies, going back before the days of Shirley Temple. There’s nothing wrong […]

I think it is a good bet that some day there will be an Oscar lifetime achievement award for Robert DeNiro. And I think it is a better bet that clips from this movie will be nowhere near that event. […]

I wonder how many critics are going to analogize their reviews to the wildly successful product that leads to the title emotion of this movie: “VaPOOrize,” an aerosol spray that eliminates dog poop. Then there will be those who will […]

Mordantly funny and trenchantly sobering, this is a Big Mac attack you can sink your teeth into. And then it will bite you back. Film-maker Morgan Spurlock takes on American fast food culture in general and McDonald’s in particular in […]

“The Laws of Attraction” demonstrates no understanding of either attraction or laws. I don’t just mean the completely innacurate portrayal of law practice and court proceedings in the film. I mean the fundamental laws that make a movie appealing to […]

The first thing teenagers figure out is that it is enticingly easy to make fun of believers in any category. What’s nice about this movie is that it does so while still entirely respectful of belief. It begins as a […]

Two of today’s most talented and charismatic screen performers are lost in an over-big, over-loud, over-heated, over-long, over-everything mess of a story about this year’s most popular movie theme, revenge. Denzel Washington plays Creasy, a burnt-out hired gun who asks […]

Author Judith Viorst once wrote about a little girl who looked over at another child and reported on her assessment. “Her dress is very pretty,” she said, “but mine is very prettier.” She was clearly on her way to becoming […]

You know, we just don’t get enough kung fu soccer fairy tale movies. At least, I know it now, because this one is such fun I can’t wait to see another. The most successful Hong Kong film ever, this is […]

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