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Spellbound

The movie's great achievement is that it captures a broad cross-section of America —Marty Mapes (review...)

Eight spellers will leave you Spellbound

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  • Nightcrawler (2014)

    Gyllenhaal Crawls the Night Review by Matt Anderson: Where's the hook, Nightcrawler?

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Gyllenhaal is creepy in his best screen performance yet

  • 2 Guns (2013)

    Denzel didn't need more than 2 Guns Review by Robert Denerstein: Watchable but empty

  • Shanghai Calling (2012)

    Coupe and Henney hear Shanghai Calling Review by Marty Mapes: Light mainstream feature has enough charisma and cultural observations -- but only just

  • The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

    Dillane and LeBeouf play the Greatest Game Review by Marty Mapes: Better suspense than many sports movies, in spite of clichés and anachronisms

  • Club Dread (2004)

    Broken Lizard vacations at Club Dread Review by Marty Mapes: Funny, but has enough dry spells that it feels like a B movie

  • Ghosts of the Abyss (2003)

    Titanic is haunted by Ghosts of The Abyss (in 3-D IMAX!) DVD review by Ryan Hurtig: Cameron keeps his ego in check in the midst of this bold expedition back to Titanic

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Frailty (2002)

    Bill Paxton compensates for his Frailty Review by Marty Mapes: The concept behind Frailty is terrifying, but the ending ruins the movie

  • Vertical Limit (2001)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Caffeine and nitroglycerine power this special effects thriller

  • U-571 (2000)

    Oh Harvey U-571 Review by Marty Mapes

  • A Simple Plan (1998)

    Review by Marty Mapes: Three well-meaning men, a planeload of money, and a spiral of doom