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‘Hanna’ can’t reconcile mixture of dual genres

April 15, 2011

For her first 16 years, poor little Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) lives a life of seclusion in the forests of Finland. All that this unfortunate girl has in her life is caribou hunting, two books and her ex-CIA operative father Erik ...

“The Lottery” fails to teach, reviewer says

April 8, 2011

Entertainment isn’t everything. Every now and then you need to skip out on the theater and get some knowledge. But reading takes forever, classes can be a bore and staring at computer screens all day has negative long-term co...

‘Eagle’ preserves endangered genre

February 18, 2011

In the opening scenes of "The Fellowship of the Rings" moviegoers were treated to a spectacle they had never seen before. An enormous battlefield stretched across the screen with hundreds of thousands of CGI soldiers. In the new ...

"Machete" hacks hackneyed genre with new race

September 8, 2010

Can Blaxploitation exist in a world where gigantic afros are no longer stylish? Despite all odds, yes. Robert Rodriguez modernizes the 70s art form with his film “Machete” by swapping one rather stagnant race relation with a particular...

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