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Review: 'The Raven'

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Positing that Poe spent the last five days of his life in 1849 helping the police to hunt down a serial killer in Baltimore, "The Raven" is a squawking, silly picture that never takes flight.

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Review: 'The Playboy Club'

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Critics will inevitably do some comparing-and-contrasting in appraising the fall's two early-1960s dramas, "Playboy Club" and ABC's "Pan Am," a juxtaposition that favors NBC's glossy if not wholly…

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Review: 'Loverboy'

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A classic case of "Better if you didn't read the book" cinema, "Loverboy" emerges an OK character study of an abnormally possessive mother. But Kevin Bacon's second feature as director reps a…