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(500) Days of Summer

(500) Days of Summer is a romantic comedy for those who don't often like romantic comedies. Or, to put it another way, it's for those who appreciate the emotions but are unenthusiastic about the clichés and formulas that contribute to the cookie-...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2009-07-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Marc Webb
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel
10 Cloverfield Lane

When J.J. Abrams released Cloverfield in 2008, it arrived cloaked in secrecy. Now, some eight years later, the film’s so-called “blood relative” (Abrams’ term, not mine), comes with a similar marketing strategy. Going-in, viewers are unlikely...

10 Things I Hate about You

Never has the teen movie genre been more active than it is today. Seemingly every weekend, there's a new entry, and the solid box office performance assures that there will be many more to come. A trend with recent teen films has been to recycle ...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 1999-03-31
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Gil Junger
Cast: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph-Gordon Levitt, ...
10,000 B.C.

I suppose there's some entertainment value to be had from the sheer badness of 10,000 B.C. The movie takes itself serious enough that, viewed from a warped perspective in a state of inebriation, it might actually be fun. Seen in more mundane circ...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2008-03-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Roland Emmerich
Cast: Steven Strait, Camilla Belle, Cliff Curtis, ...
12 Rounds

12 Rounds is the unholy stepchild of Die Hard with a Vengeance and Speed, starring a man whose lack of range makes Steven Seagal seem nuanced by comparison. John Cena is so wooden that one worries about his being in scenes with fire for fear that ...

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2009-03-27
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION
Director: Renny Harlin
Cast: John Cena, Aiden Gillen, Ashley Scott, ...
13 Going on 30

There's something irresistible about a displaced consciousness story, whether it's an adult occupying the body of a child, a child occupying the body of an adult, or a gender switch. 13 Going on 30 belongs to the same sub-genre as Big, although ma...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2004-04-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Gary Winick
Cast: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Christa B. Allen, ...
1408

If elements of 1408 seem a little familiar, it shouldn't be a surprise. Here's John Cusack, once again having lodging problems (see also Identity). Here's a supernatural debunker faced with something that refuses to be debunked (see also The Reap...

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2007-06-22
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: HORROR
Director: Mikael Håfström
Cast: John Cusack, Mary McCormack, Samuel L. Jackson
16 Blocks

When I think of director Richard Donner, my mind gravitates toward titles like Superman and Lethal Weapon - high points in the filmmaker's career. Recently, however, Donner's output has been less impressive, and includes the bloated excess of Assa...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2006-03-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/THRILLER
Director: Richard Donner
Cast: Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse
17 Again

The reason "body swap" movies (in which someone's mind is transposed into a different body) are so popular is because they are ripe with potential. Unfortunately, that potential is rarely reached. Productions like Big and Prelude to a Kiss are th...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2009-04-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Burr Steers
Cast: Zac Efron, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, ...
2 Fast 2 Furious

There's good news and bad news about 2 Fast 2 Furious, the moronic follow-up to The Fast and the Furious and a contender for the worst movie of 2003. The good news is that it's better, albeit marginally, than Freddy Got Fingered. The bad news is th...

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2003-06-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ACTION
Director: John Singleton
Cast: Paul Walker, Tyrese, Eva Mendes, ...