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'Snow White' a gorgeous take on fairy tale

The look and the energy of 'Snow White & the Huntsman' are what keep it engaging, if a bit overlong
Was anyone clamoring for 'Men in Black 3'?

There's a moment early on in “Men in Black 3” when Will Smith's Agent J sits down next to his longtime partner, Tommy Lee Jones' Agent K, and bemoans the fact that he's too old for this sort of thing — for running around New York in matching dark suits, chasing down aliens and zapping them with their shiny metal weapony doo-hickeys.
One-liners, slapdash sci-fi in 'Lockout'

The cheap visual effects are so bad that you'll be wondering if you misplaced your 3-D glasses.
Statham plays 'Safe' with savage excess

Filmmaker selectively leaves enough bad guys standing for no apparent reason other than the prospects of a sequel — no, please
'Avengers' have feelings too!

Despite any irony behind the film's title, Marvel was right to play it safe with the moral twists and turns of “The Avengers.” But Joss Whedon, who both directed and wrote the film's screenplay, must have gotten a kick out of smashing up his hometown in the process.
Relentless pummeling paces 'The Raid'

The film speed of 24 frames-per-second barely outruns the relentless pace of pummeling that thumps through the Indonesian martial arts flick “The Raid: Redemption.”
'Battleship' down

Inspired by Hasbro's classic board game, “Battleship” is essentially a lavish but inconsequential diversion. For the film, the fact that aliens do exist, have responded to our radio signals, and have landed on Earth for possibly colonizing it is mainly an excuse for thrilling battleship action, and for slacker Alex Hopper (Taylor Kitsch) to go through his coming-of-age.
Emotionless 'Act of Valor' (海豹神兵:英勇行動)

It was only a matter of time before the popularity of reality TV would lead to reality movies. This scary new genre is not the same as a documentary, which looks at real people doing real things to tell a story. Reality movies take real people and put them in a fictional story,
Something's missing from 'John Carter' (異星戰場:強卡特戰記)

“John Carter” is to action movies as eggs, milk and flour are to a cake. All of the elements are there but they just haven't come together to make a sweet treat.
Charming 'Hugo' (雨果的冒險)

Martin Scorsese's “Hugo” is a children's film for grownups — grownup film buffs.
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