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    Current Vigilante Movie vs. Classic: Hauer as Hobo with a Shotgun vs. Eastwood as Dirty Harry

    New to TOH this week, review column “Now and Then” takes on the current and the classic. Critic Matthew Brennan pairs reviews of movies newly available to homebodies — through Netflix, DVD, Amazon Video or good old-fashioned television — with a fresh look at the neglected, the forgotten, the classic...

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2: Satisfying and Glorious Finale

    From London, critic Matt Mueller reviews Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2: For those who felt that splitting the final book of JK Rowling’s wizard’s-own adventure series into two films was just a cynical ploy to squeeze more cash out of moviegoers, not helped by the hurry-up-already feel...

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    Weekly Wrap: Summer Box Office Lacks Class, Oscar Watch Begins, Bridesmaids, Top Actresses & More

    OSCAR WATCH- Oscar Talk Mid-Summer Outlook: New Rules, Midnight in Paris, Streep vs. Close.

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    Sci-Fi Series Torchwood: Miracle Day Plunges Planet Into Chaos

    David Chute reviews Torchwood: Miracle Day, the new Starz/BBC limited series, which launches Friday.Torchwood: Miracle Day signals its take-no-prisoners seriousness right off the bat. The premise is daring, almost too cosmic to ever be paid off satisfactorily. At the same moment all over the world, ...

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    Will Transformers 3-D Make Room for Crass Horrible Bosses, Dopey Zookeeper or Quality Indie Fare?

    Don't go looking at your local multiplex for class this weekend. Raunch and dopiness and Transformers in 3-D still reign. We round up Horrible Bosses reviews here, best summarized by Rex Reed of the New York Observer: "It's one of those revolting, raunch-fueled movies churned out in their sleep by t...

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Early Reviews Debate Franchise Ending

    Timed with the Thursday London premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (in 3-D), the Brit and trade reviews of the eighth and final installment of the global blockbuster franchise are upbeat (see them and livestream of premiere at 8 AM Pacific, below):

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    Horrible Bosses Early Reviews: Lazy, Comic Escapism, Middling TV, Sexist, Raunchy, Dark Fun, Mess

    If you want to know what the Hangover series hath wrought, see Horrible Bosses, featuring a hapless trio of would-be boss-killers (Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudeikis) who are aided by wily scene-stealer Jamie Foxx. Their sinister bosses are played with brio by office bully Kevin Spacey (...

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    Oscar Watch: Horse Whisperer Brannaman Talks Crying at Buck, Reuniting with Redford

    I ran into Buck Brannaman on the main drag at Sundance this January, decked out in his cowboy boots and hat, spreading warmth and cheer as he moved down the street. The guy's a star: the magic charisma that works on horses, no matter how disturbed, shines out of him in person, too. He's the guy who inspired Robert Redford's 1998 The Horse Whisperer; he hit it off with the filmmaker/star on that film during "one of the finest summers I can remember," and was delighted to hang with him opening night in Park City. For the past decade Brannaman and Redford have been busy "doing our own thing," Brannaman says. "We have not been able to spend time....

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    Bridesmaids Breaks Records But Can't Escape Femme Sub-Genre

    Bridesmaids is breaking records, throwing out the window such tired and outdated movie classification* assumptions as: women aren't funny and anything centered on women belongs in a femme sub-genre.

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    Micro-Indie Myth of the American Sleepover Intros New Director, Actress

    At last year's Cannes, I was completely engaged by rookie David Robert Mitchell’s micro-budget indie The Myth of the American Sleepover (Critics’ Week), which is a deceptively simple reworking of the American Graffiti trope: a bunch of high school kids at summer’s end seek connection.

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