Thoughtful reviews, the Boulder film scene

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Captain America: Civil War

The second half of this popcorn flick is nearly perfect summer movie magic. —Matt Anderson (review...)

Evans and Downey fight a Civil War

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  • Jack Reacher (2012)

    Cruise as Jack Reacher Review by Robert Denerstein: Another macho loner fights for justice

  • The Road (2009)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: McCarthy's missing prose is a liability to the film adaptation

  • We Own the Night (2007)

    Phoenix and his brother Own the Night Review by Marty Mapes: You probably won't hate it, but that's because you probably won't feel much of anything about it

  • Kicking & Screaming (2005)

    Ferrell sends you Kicking and Screaming Review by Nick Reed: Relies on toilet humor and crotch-kicking jokes

  • Open Range (2003)

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Feels like a different kind of western, and disc 2 makes this a very good DVD

  • Secondhand Lions (2003)

    Caine and Duvall shoot Secondhand Lions Review by Marty Mapes: The movie is fun, but thinking about it afterwards reveals just how sloppy it is

  • Gods and Generals (2003)

    The U.S. looks to Gods and Generals during the Civil War Review by Marty Mapes: Isn't completely satisfying, but its larger-than-life ambitions earn it a recommendation.

  • A Shot at Glory (2002)

    Kilnockie takes A Shot at Glory Review by Marty Mapes: Despite some charm and heart, this quirky soccer import is forgettable

  • John Q (2002)

    Denzel represents John Q Public Review by Marty Mapes: Next time hire Michael Moore

  • Apocalypse Now: Redux (2001)

    Review by Richard Sharp: There are 10 reasons not to miss Apocalypse Now: Redux at the theater

  • Gone in Sixty Seconds (Extended Director's Cut) (2000)

    Car chase movie looks, sounds good on DVD, but did we need it? DVD review by Ryan Hurtig: Fans might buy a new edition, but they might feel ripped off by how little extra material there is

  • The Apostle (1998)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Newsies (1992)

    DVD review by Andrea Birgers: Newsies isn't as bad as its reputation, but they don't make 'em like they used to.