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Brandon Grafius Posted: Feb 03, 2006 0 comments

If something scared an audience the first time, it should work again, right? And the third, fourth, and fifth times, yes? Well, House of Wax (Warner; Movie •½, Picture/Sound ••••, Extras ••) steals its title from a Vincent Price vehicle, but it's little more than an amateurish excuse to slice and dice attractive teens.

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Peter Pachal Posted: May 15, 2002 0 comments

Given that Spider-Man has been spinning his webs in comic books for almost 40 years, it's about time the wall-crawler made the leap to the big screen. Besides starring in his own flick this spring, Spidey has his sticky fingers into - appropriately enough - the World Wide Web.

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Rad Bennett Posted: May 09, 2006 0 comments
Disney/Studio Ghibli
Movie ••• Picture/Sound ••••• Extras •••½
This two-disc set offers three ways of watching Hay
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Sol Louis Siegel Posted: Nov 09, 2006 0 comments

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Rad Bennett Posted: May 30, 2007 0 comments

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Sol Louis Siegel Posted: Mar 03, 2008 0 comments
Movie •••½ Picture •••½ Sound •••• Extras ••

Pascale Ferran's French-language adapt

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Rad Bennett Posted: Apr 04, 2006 0 comments
20th Century Fox
Movie ••½ Picture/Sound ••••½ Extras •••½
The second disc of this two-disc
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Josef Krebs Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

Are movies more important than life? Are women magic? These two questions, repeatedly posed in François Truffaut's Day for Night (1973), often seem to be at the heart of French cinema, especially in a big batch of recent DVD releases.

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The Criterion Collection
Movie ••••½ Disc ••••½
The increased visual resolution of the Blu-ray Disc format isn't only there to bo
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Ken Korman Posted: Dec 07, 2006 0 comments
Movie ••• Picture •••½ Sound •••• Extras •••
Like so many other literary translations, the
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Ken Korman Posted: Jul 26, 2007 0 comments

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Mel Neuhaus Posted: Sep 14, 2005 0 comments
Movie •• Picture/Sound ••• Extras ••½
Director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Will
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Josef Krebs Posted: Jul 13, 2008 0 comments
Sony Blu-ray Disc
Movie •••• Picture ••••½ Sound •••• Extras ••••

Even before the first image appeared

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Rad Bennett Posted: Jun 09, 2006 0 comments
Movie •••½ Picture/Sound •••• Extras ••••
Cowritten and directed by Andrew Adamson (who also brought us
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Al Griffin Posted: Nov 06, 2005 0 comments

Badly dubbed dialogue and exaggerated acting make martial-arts movies unintentionally funny (to Westerners, at least). But in Kung Fu Hustle (Sony; Movie ••••, Picture/Sound ••••½, Extras •••• ), director Stephen Chow sets out to grab laughs by mining the genre's clichés.