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The Heat

A buddy-cop flick without any burn.


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The Heat may be the most tragic blunder since Pryzbylewski gunned down that plainclothes cop in Season 3 of The Wire. Despite the combined talents of Bridesmaids director Paul Feig, Parks and Recreati   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Zombie Zoo: World War Z Reviewed

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World War Z so passed us by we forgot to mention it in this week's paper, much less screen it by press deadline. Turns out we needn't have bothered.
Critic's Grade: C
It looks like Hollywood executives can sleep a little easier at night, once again content in the knowledge that throwing enough money at a problem can solve it. Thanks to $20 million in reshoots, Marc Forst...   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

The Bling Ring

Trapped in the closets of the rich and famous.


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Sofia Coppola has spent much of her career enticing viewers to shed a tear for the poor little rich boys and girls of the world. With her fifth feature, she turns her attention to the sidelines,   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

A Binge of Bad: The Purge Reviewed

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The Purge screened after WW press deadlines. A recommendation from critic Curtis Woloschuk: Don't binge on this dreck.
Critic's Grade: C-
It seems that giving America a “freebie” was the answer all along.
Writer-director James DeMonaco's speculative thriller The Purge unfolds in a near future—March 21, 2022, if you want to add it to iCal—where politicia...   More
 
Thursday, June 6, 2013 by CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Serving up a fiery tale but packing little heat.


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Heading into The Reluctant Fundamentalist, you can’t help but admire director Mira Nair’s nerve. After suffering a setback like 2009’s Amelia—a dull biopic about Earhart—many filmmakers    More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Oblivious to Life: Oblivion Reviewed

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Oblivion screened after WW press deadlines. Critic Curtis Woloschuk would have happily remained oblivious of the film.
Critic's Grade: C-
In terms of blockbuster source material, “based on an unpublished graphic novel” may not send pulses racing, but it at least offers the allure of the unknown. After all, how many directors other than Christopher Nolan have rec...   More
 
Friday, April 19, 2013 by CURTIS WOLOSCHUK
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