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Spy Game

Very good tension and drama, and more brains than your average Hollywood spy thriller —Marty Mapes (review...)

Redford plays the Spy Game

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  • Chappie (2015)

    Jackman partners with Chappie Review by Robert Denerstein: A robot with consciousness gets lost in a junkyard of a movie

  • Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

    Bale is buffeted by Gods and Kings Review by Robert Denerstein: Ridley Scott never answers the important question: Why?

  • Rampart (2012)

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Another bad cop on the road to ruin

  • Wall•E (2008)

    Pixar releases Wall-E into the wild Review by Andrea Birgers: More serious than its predecessors, but it has just as much heart

    DVD review by Andrea Birgers: 3-DVD set has good special features, but most fans will probably be satisfied with the 1-DVD edition

  • The Village (2004)

    Shyamalan tries to outsmart the Village Review by Matt Anderson: Not clever enough to stay a mystery much past the film's opening sequences

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Each new release of the Touchstone Vista Series seems to be less and less spectacular

  • Holes (2003)

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Unlike so many kids movies, Holes hasn't been dumbed down, loaded with bathroom humor

  • Heartbreakers (2001)

    Sigourney Weaver is one of the Heartbreakers Review by Matt Anderson: An irresistible cast has fun with some lighthearted material

  • Galaxy Quest (1999)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • Avatar (Blu-ray)

  • Avatar

    Review by Marty Mapes: Titanic budget supports an old story and some military hardware

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Simplistic and self-serious, but not boring

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Watch Avatar for the pretty pictures, not the story.