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  • Reel Critics: A little McCarthy goes a long way

    The oversized comedy of Melissa McCarthy is best served as a side dish in a cinematic meal.
  • Reel Critics: 'Wolverine' not the standard summer fare

    Reel Critics: 'Wolverine' not the standard summer fare
    It's easy to get burnt out on the endless parade of superheroes marching across the summer cinema screens. The loud pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction make it difficult to care about the central characters. Whether it's Superman, Iron Man, Spider-...

    Reel Critics: Maids with honor are focus in 'The Help'

    Nearly 100 years after Lincoln freed the slaves, proper Southern ladies entrusted the raising of their children to women of color, but wouldn't let them use their toilets. This is the story of "The Help," the highly watchable movie of the bestselling...

    Reel Critics: 'Extremely' good and 'Incredibly' emotional

    Few films have more award-winning talent than"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close." Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock need no introduction. Director Stephen Daldry earned Oscar nominations for "The Hours" and "The Reader." Eric Roth wrote the screenplays for"...

    Mailbag: Weinstein not the problem in 'Iron Lady'

    Re "Iron Lady' portrayal is inaccurate," Mailbag, Jan. 27 I read with great interest Dr. R. Claire Friend's letter regarding "The Iron Lady," currently in release in movie theaters. While I share Friend's disappointment in how the story unfolded (all too...