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'Hangover' trilogy ends on a dark note

“Daring” isn't a word you would use very much to describe 2011's “The Hangover Part II,” the disappointingly lazy, beat-for-beat rehash of the wild and wildly successful original “Hangover” from 2009.
2013/5/31
 - Comedy
'Now You See Me' now you don't

“Now You See Me” is like seeing a magician pull a rabbit out of a hat and then showing you how the trick is done, only to learn the bunny's dead. Everything's going reasonably well until the disappointing end.
2013/5/31
'Christmas Rose' case closed

Charlie Young's (楊采妮) “Christmas Rose” stands before the audience's judgment with her directorial debut in this courtroom drama. Approaching the cinematic front from the director's seat as opposed to her usual role as an actress, Young presents her own script for the movie, which won substantial funding from the Asia Film Financing Forum.
2013/5/24
 - Drama
'Fast & Furious 6' is more of everything

Ever wonder what it would feel like to suddenly wake up in another universe? You could find out, perhaps, by joining the next space mission to another galaxy, or, slightly easier, you could go to your local multiplex and watch “Fast & Furious 6” without having seen the first five movies.
2013/5/24
'Trek' goes not so boldly into rehash zone

“Star Trek Into Darkness” is like fan-boy fiction on a US$185 million budget. It's reverential, it's faithful, it's steeped in “Trek” mythology. It's also an excessively derivative what-if rehash of themes and interactions that came before, most of the characters lesser copies and even caricatures of the originals. The scenario's been hijacked and rejiggered from better “Trek” plots of decades ago, the best verbal exchanges lifted nearly verbatim from past adventures.
2013/5/17
All sparkle, no soul in ' Great Gatsby'

If any piece of classic American literature should be depicted on film with wildly decadent and boldly inventive style, it's “The Great Gatsby.” After all, who was the character of Jay Gatsby himself if not a spinner of grandiose tales and a peddler of lavish dreams?
2013/5/17
 - Drama
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'Evil Dead': dread and drole

A brother, his girlfriend, his sister and two friends all meet in a derelict cabin in the woods. It is a beautiful place. Rustic and isolated. The perfect location for the sister to kick her drug habit. They struggle as she trembles under the withdrawal. Then the devil arrives.
2013/5/17
 - Horror
'Kon Tiki' is handsome yet underwhelming

The Norwegian directing team of Joachim Roenning and Espen Sandberg, whose biopic of World War II resistance fighter Max Manus was a huge hit on home turf, have turned to another native hero for "Kon-Tiki." One of the most-vaunted escapades of the 20th century,
2013/5/10
 - Comedy
It's not 'Incredible,' but it has its moments

An all-star comedy that leans on its stars to conjure laughs out of thin air, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” is about veteran magicians who find themselves suddenly less relevant when Mr. New and Edgy shows up and upstages them on the Vegas Strip.
2013/5/3
 - Comedy
'I Give It a Year' gives you many laughs

Does happily-ever-after marriage have a good ring to it? Apparently it does with Nat (Rose Byrne) and Josh (Rafe Spall) in “I Give It a Year;” so much so that they rush into a marriage fueled by their honeymoon bliss of a relationship. Quickly, problems, which they were blind to before, start to bubble up, and they slowly start to realize how fundamentally incompatible they are.
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