Not Much Gain, But Little Pain Either: Pain & Gain Reviewed

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Pain & Gain screened after WW deadlines, but Michael Nordine did his critic's duty. Expecting a great deal of pain and awfully little gain, he was pleasantly surprised.Critic's Grade: B-When considering the merits of Dwayne Johnson's cinematic oeuvre, it's helpful to keep one thing in mind: The Rock's movies may not be especially good most of the time, but he still makes for an infinitely ...   More
 
Friday, April 26, 2013 MICHAEL NORDINE

Not a Complete Wreck: Broken City Reviewed

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Broken City is for indiscriminating Mark Wahlberg fans—and for those who prefer Russell Crowe when he's not bursting into song. The film screened after WW press deadlines. The verdict? Passable.Critic's Grade: C+Mark Wahlberg has a rare (and marketable) quality: He remains likable even when his films are not. Viewers have seen enough of his work and know enough of his backstory to feel ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 MICHAEL NORDINE

Does a Bear Shit on the Movies? Ted Reviewed

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Not a montage of slightly condescending geek speeches, Ted is something far worse. It wasn't screened for critics by press deadlines. It should not be screened by anyone.TedWW Critic's Score: D-Contempt fuels the comedy of Seth MacFarlane. He's disdainful toward his own meal ticket, the Simpsons rip-off Family Guy. He sneers at other performers: His new talking-bear movie Ted has the gall to shit-talk ...   More
 
Friday, June 29, 2012 by Aaron Mesh

Must-Rent TV: Date Night Reviewed


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What rhymes with date? Late, which is how this Tina Fey and Steve Carell movie was screened. WW reviews it anyway! Date Night WW Critic's Score: 53 Both leads of clever NBC comedies that people claim to watch but often do not, Tina Fey and Steve Carell aren't making the same mistake with their movie. Date Night opens by anxiously establishing its suburban credentials—like you, Tina ...   More
 
Wednesday, April 7, 2010 AARON MESH

Will Ferrell is Bearish on Wall Street: The Other Guys Reviewed


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Not screened for critics by WW deadlines, yadda yadda yadda. Cut to the chase, Manhattan: It's a buy. The Other Guys WW Critic's Score: 70 One of the funnier scenes in Michael Moore's last intentionally funny polemic, Bowling for Columbine, imagined NYPD officers chasing down shirtless Wall Street criminals for a show called Corporate Cops. Will Ferrell's new movie The Other Guys is ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 4, 2010 AARON MESH

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