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Review: ‘Blind Horizon’

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Bound for vidstore bins and late-night cable timeslots, "Blind Horizon" is a formulaic Southwestern noir thriller glazed with arty affectations. Cast may attract undiscriminating renters -- and…

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Review: ‘Up for Grabs’

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Rookie helmer Michael Wranovics makes a credible play for major league recognition with "Up for Grabs," a sly curve ball of a documentary best described as a sports-themed "Rashomon" with an O. Henry…

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Review: ‘The Punisher’

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Second film adaptation of the Marvel Comics franchise about a heavily armed vigilante is a straight-up action-adventure that -- with Tom Jane as the lead and John Travolta as the deadly serious (and…

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Review: ‘Slasher’

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Although "Slasher" is set for June 29 premiere on IFC, a savvy distrib could get limited theatrical mileage from first nonfiction feature by vet helmer John Landis. Docu is an amusing and insightful…

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Review: ‘Able Edwards’

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Potentially intriguing concept gets amateurish execution in an experimental misfire that suggests how Ed Wood might have fared during the digital revolution. Shot in black-and-white mini-DV in front…

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Review: ‘13 Going On 30’

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Much as her character is magically transformed from dweebishly insecure adolescent to glamorously successful adult, Jennifer Garner makes the transition from cult-fave TV action icon to full-fledged…

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Review: ‘Hellboy’

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Sci-fi/fantasy extravaganza is a labor of love for helmer Guillermo del Toro, and acknowledged comic buff. Based on Mike Mignola's cult-fave comic series, pic has more than enough across-the-board…

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