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HuffPost Review: Salvation Boulevard

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.14.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's no point devoting much time to thinking about what went wrong with Salvation Boulevard. The answer is simple: everything. Satire, particularl...

Gazelle Emami

Better Than The Book

HuffingtonPost.com | Gazelle Emami | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

We pick up right where we left off. Voldemort has broken into Dumbledore's grave and taken the Elder Wand. He lifts it into the air and sparks it like...

HuffPost Review: Lucky

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.13.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's always energizing to see an actor give a breakthrough performance -- which is something that you get from Ari Graynor in Lucky, opening in limited release Friday.

HuffPost Review: Life, Above All

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.12.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As the 30th anniversary of the start of the AIDS epidemic arrives, it's instructive to note that, even today, there are still those benighted places -...

HuffPost Review: Winnie the Pooh Is Feather-Light and Subtly Clever Family Fare

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Winnie the Pooh is exactly what a Winnie the Pooh movie should be, no more and no less. It is quaint, gentle, subtly wicked and as cozy as a blanket just out of the dryer.

Movie Review: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, Part 2 - It's Magical

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We have now come to the end of a decade-long magical adventure that may constitute the most ambitious feat of both literary and cinematic story-telling in memory, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2.

HuffPost Review: Horrible Bosses

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Most viewers will get some laughs from Horrible Bosses -- and they may not think it's horrible. But saying it's not horrible is another way of saying that this movie is consistently disappointing.

HuffPost Review: Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.07.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

One of the few authors who wrote primarily in Yiddish, Sholem Aleichem became the most famous literary figure of that language. His fame as a writer grew only after his death, spurred in part by the popularity of Fiddler on the Roof, based on Aleichem's writing.

Movie Review: Project Nim - Inhuman

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.06.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

"It was the '70s," one of the participants says at one point in the documentary Project Nim, about an experiment involving a chimpanzee and human lang...

HuffPost Review: The Ledge

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.06.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Movies are show. Theater is tell. But The Ledge, opening in limited release tomorrow (7/8/11) and currently available on VOD, is essentially a two-h...

HuffPost Review: Ironclad

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.05.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

When it comes to stories that bear transposition to varying eras and settings, Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai (1954) seems a prime example of a plot t...

Bride Flight Review

Michael Jones | Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

This is an absurdly melodramatic, improbable, romantic, guilty pleasure of a movie, complete with corny music and more throbbing of propellers whirling on airplanes than any film since Casablanca.

Larry Crowne: Finally, a Movie for Grown-Ups! Oops -- Maybe Not

John Farr | Posted 09.02.2011 | Entertainment
John Farr

When a wealthy, long-established and still influential mega-star like Hanks decides he can write as well as act, there will be all too many people in Tinseltown willing to agree with him.

Zaki's Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.01.2011 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Is Transformers: Dark of the Moon better than Revenge of the Fallen? Sure. But let's not mistake that to mean it's anything close to good.

5 Must-See Indie Films

Leonard Maltin | Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts
Leonard Maltin

By Leonard Maltin Stupid Movie Season continues apace, but there are alternatives for any smart moviegoer who wants to make the effort. If you still...

HuffPost Review: Terri

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.30.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You have to give filmmaker Azazel Jacobs credit for fighting the formula in Terri, a tale of a teen outsider and his strange relationship with a sympathetic vice principal.

HuffPost Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon (3D) Is the Transformers Movie You've Always Wanted

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.29.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

At long last, Michael Bay gives us a healthy helping of robot-on-robot smackdowns. The problems with the previous two films are still there, but they are that much easier to forgive because we finally get what we actually came for in a Transformers movie.

HuffPost Review: Larry Crowne

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.29.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Larry Crowne is a stealth comedy, low-key but consistently satisfying. It's a movie that focuses on the power of positivity without getting melodramatic about it.

WATCH: Blind Film Critic Reviews 'Bad Teacher'

Posted 08.26.2011 | Comedy

Tommy Edison, the Blind Film Critic, is back this weekend with the truth about what movies you should see in theaters and which ones you should just w...

ReThink Review: The Art of Getting By -- Smells Like Teen Angst

Jonathan Kim | Posted 08.23.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Ever since the 1951 book The Catcher In the Rye, stories about angsty, alienated, financially secure (mostly male) teenagers in existential crisis over "what it all means" have become a staple of movies, TV and literature.

HuffPost Review: The Best and the Brightest

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.23.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

No one is going to be putting The Best and the Brightest on any 10-best lists -- but if you're looking for a comedy that offers a handful of bawdy, vulgar laughs, look no further.

HuffPost Review: Bad Teacher

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.22.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If the title of Bad Teacher calls to mind Bad Santa, the resonance is deliberate: Here is a comedy full of inappropriate humor about someone filling a familiar role who couldn't be further from the figure of benevolent authority we expect.

Movie Review: Cars 2 -- Four Flat Tires

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.21.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Cars 2 wins the award for the most unnecessary sequel of the year -- at least until someone makes another Jonah Hex movie. Yes, yes, I know - the 200...

Zaki's Review: Green Lantern

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.20.2011 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For all the money Warners clearly lavished on the effects, the writers seemingly forgot to write a script that does more than go through the motions like superhero "mad libs."

HuffPost Review: Mr. Popper's Penguins

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.17.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Imagine penguins sledding on their stomachs down a slurry of spilled ice buckets in the middle of a black-tie charity event. If that sounds like a lot of laughs, then you're either a six-year-old or the ideal adult audience member for this movie.