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John Rubio takes up the task this week, and doesn't hate The Rum Diary. "Much like Thompson’s writing, the film meanders aimlessly, achieving fleeting moments of majesty." He has much, much better things to say about the harrowing war doc To Hell and Back: a Marine's "descent is captured in a way few modern documentaries attempt — not with a parade of talking-head interviews, but as a document of an important experience." Habana Eva emerges almost as an afterthought: "Unfortunately, the performances do not live up to the good looks. The acting is self-conscious, like a well-rehearsed high school play. The movements are too static, the dialogue too forced."

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Johnny Depp in The Rum Diaries

In the capsules, In Time and A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.

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