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John Anderson & Paul Craft Among Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame Inductees

Country hitmakers John Anderson, Paul Craft, Tom Douglas and Gretchen Peters are set to be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.The four musicians will be feted by officials at the Nashville Songwriters Association...

Movie Reviews The Expendables 2

Given the surprising success of the original The Expendables , Lionsgate quickly ordered a sequel, and voil, just two years later, here it is -- and it's nabbing more favorable reviews than its predecessor. Mind...

Movie Reviews The Woman In Black

The reviews for Daniel Radcliffe's first post-Harry Potter film are decidedly mixed. The Woman in Black is a period piece, a ghost story and a stage for Radcliffe to prove that he can become a...

Movie Reviews Terri

The Sundance 2011 Film Festival hit Terri turns out to be a hit with film critics as well, at least in New York and Los Angeles, where the film opens this weekend. In particular, the...

Movie Reviews The Mechanic

CBS Films simply can't win for trying. The wannabe contender has produced a string of flops since it was launched early last year, and its latest release, The Mechanic , seems destined to join them....

Movie Reviews Inception

Few movies in recent years -- if any at all -- have received the sort of adulatory reception from key critics as Christopher Nolan's Inception. Except for a handful of critics, many of whom display...

Movie Reviews The Losers

The "losers" in The Losers are a kind of Dirty Dozen team who must first do battle with the critics. Their mission, writes Kyle Smith in the New York Post , is "to drop idiotic...

Movie Reviews Our Family Wedding

Our Family Wedding displays all the elements of one of those new-and-improved sitcoms, contrived to be edgy, that make it onto the broadcast schedule at the beginning of every season and are canceled around the...

Movie Reviews Brooklyn's Finest

Most studios have decided to give Alice a wide berth, assuming that it would be futile to challenge it. The sole exception is Overture Films' cop drama Brooklyn's Finest , directed by Antoine Fuqua and...

Movie Reviews Shutter Island

Most critics -- but hardly all -- appear to agree that while Shutter Island may not rank with some of the greatest Martin Scorsese masterworks, it belongs well up there. As John Anderson puts it...

Movie Reviews Valentine's Day

The hairiest problem producing a movie with nearly two dozen stars is finding something interesting for each of them to do. Most critics suggest that the producers of Valentine's Day were never able to resolve...

Movie Reviews Red Cliff

Opening in limited release is John Woo's epic Red Cliff , the most expensive Chinese film ever made and featuring -- literally -- a cast of thousands. The American release runs 2 1/2 hours, about...

Movie Reviews Old Dogs

Old Dogs is a "turkey," writes Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times, getting into the holiday spirit. So does Ty Burr in the Boston Globe and a host of online reviewers, including one who compared...

Movie Reviews Capitalism A Love Story

With Capitalism A Love Story, Michael Moore is receiving --as usual -- props for his skill as a propagandist filmmaker and -- also as usual -- he is being criticized for failing to offer workable...

Movie Reviews Bandslam

Critics are giving Summit Entertainment's latest effort to capture the hearts and dollars of teen moviegoers (it's the company behind the Twilight series) passing grades and polite applause. John Anderson in Newsday calls it "simultaneously...

Movie Reviews The Goods Live Hard, Sell Hard

What hath Airplane and all those gag-a-second movies of the 1980s ultimately wrought? Well, apparently, according to the critics, The Goods Live Hard, Sell Hard. The movie, and the jokes, move at such break-neck speed...

Movie Reviews Transformers Revenge Of The Fallen

A second round of reviews for Transformers Revenge of the Fallen turned up in major newspapers today (Wednesday), and, by and large, they were no less negative than the ones that turned up a day...

Movie Reviews Dance Flick

The latest comedy from the Wayans brothers (well, actually mostly younger cousins, too), Dance Flick, has received mostly mixed reviews. While Carrie Rickey of the Philadelphia Inquirer calls it a "gigglefest," John Anderson of Newsday...

Movie Reviews Angels & Demons

Clearly there are far more demons than angels among the ranks of critics reviewing Ron Howard's Angels & Demons , the sequel to his The Da Vinci Code (which most of them also condemned). Claudia...

Movie Reviews Adventureland

Adventureland , which has attracted little pre-release buzz, could very well prove to be a sleeper hit if the public's reaction to it is anything like the critics'. Kenneth Turan in the Los Angeles Times...

Movie Reviews High School Musical 3 Senior Year

Even often cold-hearted film critics appear taken with Disney's theatrical edition of High School Musical . "The third chapter of the phenomenally popular franchise crystallizes a moment in movie-musical history that is probably as evanescent...

Movie Reviews The Pink Panther Ii

Roger Ebert suggests that the best thing about the latest Pink Panther movie starring Steve Martin is the credits. "They made me miss the gold age of credits, when you actually found out who the...

Movie Reviews The Boy In The Striped Pajamas

The Holocaust movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is continuing to draw big crowds despite its subject matter and a smattering of negative reviews. When it was released in a handful of theaters three...

Movie Reviews Changeling

Clint Eastwood's Changeling received mostly solid reviews for the director and for Angelina Jolie, its star, when it debuted at the Cannes Film Festival last May. They do not fare so well with the U.S....

Movie Reviews High School Musical 3 Senior Year

Even often cold-hearted film critics appear taken with Disney's theatricaledition of High School Musical . "The third chapter of thephenomenally popular franchise crystallizes a moment in movie-musicalhistory that is probably as evanescent as it is...

Movie Reviews High School Musical 3 Senior Year

Even often cold-hearted film critics appear taken with Disney's theatricaledition of High School Musical . "The third chapter of thephenomenally popular franchise crystallizes a moment in movie-musicalhistory that is probably as evanescent as it is...

Movie Reviews The Express

The inspirational football flick The Express received decent reviews, which didn't help it much at the box office. In his three-star review of the movie, Roger Ebert acknowledged in the Chicago Sun-Times "I'm a fall...

Movie Reviews Igor

The French animated movie Igor has received mostly positive reviews -- but they fall far short of raves. In Newsday, John Anderson writes "Not all the jokes work, but most do, and the overall tenor...

Movie Reviews Ghost Town

Ricky Gervais, who gained fame in the U.K. as the star of the original The Office, makes his starring film debut in Ghost Town . While U.S. TV executives concluded that it would be better...

Movie Reviews Ghost Town

Ricky Gervais, who gained fame in the U.K. as the star of the original The Office, makes his starring film debut in Ghost Town . While U.S. TV executives concluded that it would be better...

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