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Alex Cross (2012)

Alex Cross is a detective whose powers of deduction border on the clairvoyant; he can look at your shirt and tell you what you're having for dinner tomorrow night. But the third big-screen outing for novelist James Patterson's celebrated Washington D.C. come solver will probably be best remembered as a ... (PG-13)

1.0 starsScott Marks

Blue in the Face (1995)

Amorphous, garrulous, largely improvised, largely sedentary companion piece to Smoke, centered again around the Brooklyn Cigar Co. (Harvey Keitel is the only returning big-name star, so you get to hear the word "Auggie" spoken aloud another thirty or forty times.) Co-directors Wayne Wang and Paul Auster should have quit while ... (R)

0.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Last Holiday (2006)

The old, old -- fifty-six-year-old, to be exact -- Alec Guinness vehicle retailored to the expansive personality and physique of Queen Latifah. As a mousy cookware clerk at a department store in New Orleans, given three weeks to live and determined to blow her bank account on a dream vacation ... (PG-13)

0.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)

Part two of Wes Ball's (The Maze Runner) adaptation of the hit YA trilogy runs and runs and ultimately stumbles on its way to part three. But first, there’s lots of running, both from evil authority figures who want to harvest our heroes to help fight against the ... (PG-13)

1.0 starsMatthew Lickona

Twilight (1998)

A nice, not thrilling run-through of conventions in the private-eye genre, taken at a totteringly slow tempo, and lowered in pitch for the gravelly voices of old-timers. Watching Paul Newman working with the likes of Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon, Stockard Channing, and James Garner — wily veterans whetting some already ... (R)

2.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

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