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Hansel & Gretel grow up with a grudge in 'Witch Hunters'

An R-rated horror action comedy fairytale — how's that for genre bending? “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” is more Gatling guns and grenades than The Brothers Grimm. It takes the kidnapped kiddies into adulthood, where they've parlayed their fame at cooking a witch's goose into a business. Got a witch problem? Call H & G — the extermination experts.
2013/1/25
Even after a relentless, decade-long pursuit that leads to the daring midnight raid of Osama bin Laden's compound, even as she unzips the body bag to verify that the bloody corpse inside is indeed that of the slain al-Qaida leader, Jessica Chastain's CIA officer character is defined primarily by her femininity in this male-dominated world.
2013/1/14
 - Drama
'Cosmopolis' will talk you to death

David Cronenberg loses himself in the florid soliloquies of Don DeLillo in “Cosmopolis,” the filmmaker's creepy, cryptic and ever-so-chatty take on DeLillo's novel of the Wall Street “1 percent.”
2013/1/14
 - Drama
Quiet 'Hope Springs' has real punch

Here's how surprisingly effective “Hope Spring” is: It will make you want to go home and have sex with your spouse afterward. Or at least share a longer hug or a more passionate kiss.
2013/1/4
 - Drama
Emotional 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' is extraordinary

The Bathtub is a place of myths and wonders, a broken down teardrop of Louisiana marsh and mud in “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and the setting for an extraordinary new drama whose fierceness, like its 6-year-old heroine Hushpuppy, grabs on and won't let go.
2013/1/4
 - Drama
Cruise oozes low-key charisma as 'Reacher'

The idea of watching a movie in which a sniper methodically crafts his own bullets, practices weekly at a gun range, then waits quietly in an empty parking garage before shooting five people dead may not sound like the most appealing form of entertainment during these tragic days.
2012/12/28
'Wreck-It Ralph': Game on

Zany, rambunctious and visually stunning, “Wreck-It Ralph” plunders the world of arcade video games to create a fantasy / comedy where onscreen avatars party like merry hell after the playland closes. Think “Tron” with belly laughs. Or “Night at the Museum” with any laughs.
2012/12/28
 - Comedy
Piping-hot 'Pippin' is back, and surrounded by Broadway buzz

“Everything has its season, everything has its time,” goes a famous song from the musical “Pippin.” Well, maybe, but for the many fans of that '70s Stephen Schwartz hit, a return to Broadway has been overdue for years.
2012/12/23
Jack Kerouac's stream of consciousness novel “On the Road” comes to the screen more or less intact as a not-altogethersatisfying road trip into the Beat Era. The “Motorcycle Diaries” team of director Walter Salles and screenwriter Jose Rivera have made an “unfilmable book” cinematically coherent, capturing the geographical possibilities, the feel and flavor of this blend of biography and Beatnik history.
2012/12/21
 - Drama
Laughs and tears come at 'the End of the World'

For its first half, “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” is as lost and out of sorts as its title. Is it a comic romance set during Earth's final days, a dark lampooning of every If I had a week to live/Party like it's 1999 cliche you've ever heard?
2012/12/21
 - Drama
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