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November 22, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
**1/2 (out of four) Before “Arthur Christmas,” the theater subjected me to TWO viewings of Justin Bieber's video for “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” So pain already was pounding my head. But the computer-animated, 3-D “Arthur” deserves blame for increasing the throbbing. This movie does not know when to take a breath. From Aardman Animations (“Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit,” “Flushed Away”) and first-time feature director Sarah Smith, “Arthur Christmas” tells many jokes for adults but moves with the frantic excess of an...
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November 22, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
**1/2 (out of four) Before “Arthur Christmas,” the theater subjected me to TWO viewings of Justin Bieber's video for “Santa Claus is Coming to Town.” So pain already was pounding my head. But the computer-animated, 3-D “Arthur” deserves blame for increasing the throbbing. This movie does not know when to take a breath. From Aardman Animations (“Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit,” “Flushed Away”) and first-time feature director Sarah Smith, “Arthur Christmas” tells many jokes for adults but moves with the frantic excess of an...
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April 25, 2012 | Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
**1/2 (out of four) Typecasting doesn't get much more obvious than when a star, in this case Salma Hayek, can't even play a non-sexy role in an animated film. Not to mention a Burger King commercial. In “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” Hayek voices the most seductive of the 19th century scoundrels aiming to win Pirate of the Year, a prize awarded to whoever collects the most booty. Since the film comes from Aardman Animation (the British studio behind “Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit” and last year's “Arthur Christmas”)
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December 15, 2011 | By Matt Pais and RedEye movie critic
Allow me to begin my take on this morning's Golden Globe nominations with a sigh of relief: the extremely shallow, incredibly exploitative assumed Oscar contender "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," one of the worst movies of the year , received zero nominations. None. Not, as some predicted, for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Max Von Sydow) or Best Supporting Actress (Sandra Bullock). Well done, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). Now that I got that off my chest, some other thoughts: -- "The Artist" maintained its front-running Oscar...
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December 9, 2011 | By Curt Wagner and RedEye
Dominic West won't be playing a serial killer again any time soon. The British actor, best known for his role as hard-drinking detective Jimmy McNulty on "The Wire," had his fill of the darker side while filming "Appropriate Adult" ( 9 p.m. Saturday, Sundance Channel; 3 stars ). In the movie, he plays real-life serial killer Fred West (no relation), who with his wife Rosemary killed at least 12 young women and girls in Gloucester, England. The 1994 case became one of the biggest police investigations in British history and...
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