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Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011

For the week of 2/28/10 - 01/03/11 (Ratings Out of Four Stars.)

Paul W. S. Anderson writes and frequently directs his wife, Milla Jovovich, who stars in the pair's moneymaking franchise for a fourth time. The actress plays Alice, a heroine owing her super strength to the Umbrella Corporation's T-virus. Engineered to create the ultimate soldier, the virus instead turned...
Monday, Sept. 6, 2010

George Clooney as anti-hero

George Clooney built his Hollywood reputation by playing likable if roguish roles that allowed his sexy charm to shine. With The American, he pushes against the sort of parts that made his career. The film opens in a remote, snow-covered corner of Sweden. The camera stares at a cabin under the stars and pine trees before inching slowly forward toward the warm glow of the windows. The deliberate pace...

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