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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.

HuffPost Review: The Art of Getting By

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.16.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This slight coming-of-age tale works better than it has any right to, thanks to the performances by the young actors and several of the supporting cast.

X-Men: First Class: Reviewing Magneto and the Super Jews

Omer Rosen | Posted 08.15.2011 | Arts
Omer Rosen

Strong, athletic, violent, handsome -- something separate from the bookish, weak, nerdish, neurotic construct that shaped me -- they are Super Jews.

ONN: 'Green Lantern' Definitely A Thing

Posted 08.15.2011 | Comedy

Hey, remember Green Lantern? Yeah? Well, good news: there's a Green Lantern movie coming out that you definitely want to see. In fact, it's going to ...

HuffPost Review: Kidnapped

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.15.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's dramatic movie violence -- and then there's sadistic, nihilistic movie violence. If you've got a taste for the latter, Kidnapped should be right up your alley.

HuffPost Review: Buck

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.14.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Buck is as engrossing as a documentary can be, a film that will touch you emotionally even as you watch the action in fascination.

HuffPost Review: Page One -- Inside the New York Times

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The documentary, opening in limited release this Friday, uses what has become America's most important print media outlet to tell the story of the collapse of print media in the Internet age.

Zaki's Review: Super 8

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.12.2011 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

This isn't a bad movie by any stretch -- far from it, in fact -- but it lacks the willingness (or perhaps simply the desire) to truly transcend its genre trappings and say something new.

HuffPost Review: The Trip

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.09.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The pleasures of The Trip are subtle and absurd. The humor is found in the moment by a pair of witty performers who cast a gimlet eye on everything they encounter -- including each other.

Weekend Box Office: X-Men First Class Pulls a Batman Begins, Grosses $56 Million, Bridesmaids and Kung Fu Panda 2 Cross $100m, Fast Five Crosses $200m

Scott Mendelson | Posted 08.05.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

X-Men was used to being near the top of the box office charts, but now has to rebuild from the ground up, emphasizing quality and character over big-budget spectacle.

Zaki's Review: X-Men: First Class

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.05.2011 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Two summers ago, I was ready to proclaim Fox's X-Men movies "done, done, done." I've never been more happy to be proven wrong.

HuffPost Review: Beginners

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.02.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Christopher Plummer's performance is exactly the kind that wins Oscars for actors who have reached Plummer's age, with a strong body of work and a dearth of Academy Awards on their shelves.

HuffPost Review: Kung Fu Panda 2

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.26.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Kung Fu Panda 2 is one of those cartoons for kids that doesn't transcend its audience and play to adults as well. Indeed, even the packed house of youngsters with whom I saw the film barely seemed to laugh.

Movie Review: The Hangover Part II

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's not surprising that they would make The Hangover Part II. Nor is it a shock that this second bite of the apple doesn't go down as easily as the first.

Dude Who Just Got Laid Reviews Bridesmaids

Pablo Andreu | Posted 07.24.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

Last night, I went to the AMC Multiplex in Edgewater to watch Bridesmaids, and I have to say, it was actually pretty good. I'm not just saying that be...

HuffPost Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: Shame!

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.21.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Allow me to describe Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides in the kind of academically technical terms for which I'm famous. This movie sucks.

HuffPost Review: Everything Must Go

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.20.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Everything Must Go is what a filmed short story should be: compact, deep with character but still contained in its action and settings. It's nice to see Ferrell stretching himself. Time for more of that career yoga, Will.