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Review: ‘Hoot’

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"Hoot" is a lightweight, eco-conscious kidpic about three youths uniting to protect endangered owls from developers in South Florida. The pic's dawdling pace, predictable plotting and absence of…

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Review: ‘S&Man’

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It's not entirely clear whether helmer JT Petty is being deadly serious or perversely cheeky -- or both -- in "S&Man," an uncomfortably close look at underground horror movies that depict rape…

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Review: ‘Punk Like Me’

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Talk about life imitating art: Scriptwriter Rich Wilkes turns his life into a sitcom in "Punk Like Me," Zach Merck's richly amusing and often insightful docu about the 37-year-old scribe's fleeting…

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Review: ‘Nobelity’

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Fearful of what the future might hold for his two young daughters, filmmaker Turk Pipkin seeks solutions for world problems in "Nobelity," an amiably sincere and politely thought-provoking docu in…

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Review: ‘The Lost’

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Far more unsettlingly savage than many horror thrillers, Chris Sivertson's "The Lost" is a potently pulpy and purposefully lurid drama that probably will prove too brutal (and brutalizing) for both…

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Review: ‘Phat Girlz’

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"Phat Girlz" is a thin comedy about a plus-size heroine who finds true love when she charms a courtly hunk fond of overweight ladies. Pic isn't likely to advance budding film career of top-billed…

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