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Review: 'Last Party 2000'

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As a snapshot of social activists, protest movements and political campaigns in turn-of-the-century America, "Last Party 2000" is insufficiently focused but undeniably intriguing. Free-wheeling docu…

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Review: 'Bang the Machine'

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It's not a strong prospect for theatrical arcades, but "Bang the Machine" could generate brisk VHS and DVD sales in retail outlets that cater to hard-core vidgamers and comicbook aficionados. Tamara…

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Review: 'New Best Friend'

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A campus drama-cum-whodunit that's obvious and exploitative even by low-bar youthpic standards, "New Best Friend's" biggest mystery may be why it's even getting a theatrical release via Sony division…

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Review: 'Outta Time'

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"Outta Time" is outta chances to redeem itself long before its unlucky hero manages to save his own neck. Writer Scott Duncan's wrong-man-on-the-run storyline is so absurdly contrived that it begs to…

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Review: 'ZigZag'

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Heretofore best known for writing such edgy fantasies as "Blade," "Blade II" and "Dark City," David S. Goyer manages to soar while coming down to earth with "ZigZag," his impressively assured and…

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Review: 'Dead Weight'

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A hard-boiled escaped criminal and a hapless prison guard are forced to work together to recover a winning lottery ticket in "Dead Weight," a peppy, irreverent adventure-comedy that plays to its…

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Review: 'Grownups'

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Calling attention to one's inspirational source is a bad idea if you're going to fall far short by comparison, and Doug Finelli's debut feature "Grownups" does itself no favors repeatedly referencing…

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