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David Mamet's screenplay is brutal and snappy, and the cast is an acting connoisseur's dream —Marty Mapes (DVD review...)

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  • A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

    McFarlane finds A Million Ways to Die in the West Review by Robert Denerstein: Floods the screen with gags, most of which don't work

  • Gangster Squad (2013)

    Penn fights the Gangster Squad Review by Robert Denerstein: In spite of heavy gunfire, Gangster Squad misses

    Review by Matt Anderson: Thanks to some good characters and a nifty theme, Gangster Squad earns a mild recommendation.

  • Ted (2012)

    Ted grows up to be a 30-something toy Review by Robert Denerstein: Works better than it has any right to

    Review by Matt Anderson: Ted is an opinionated piece of junk.

  • The Rum Diary (2011)

    Depp and Eckhart write The Rum Diary Review by Robert Denerstein: By now, debauchery modeled on Hunter S. Thompson has begun to feel old hat

    Review by Matt Anderson: The Rum Diary is a sweet spirit with subtle flavors.

  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

    Angelina Jolie supports Sky Captain. Do you? Review by John Adams: It's a "gee-whiz doozy" for those who can say it without blushing

  • Heaven (2002)

    Cate Blanchett heads for Heaven Review by Marty Mapes: For audiences not bored by allegory, Heaven is worth the wait

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: Looks great on DVD, but the extra features don't answer the right questions

  • The Gift (2001)

    Cate Blanchett is cursed with The Gift Review by Marty Mapes: Almost very good, but not quite

  • 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

  • Boiler Room (2000)

    Review by Marty Mapes: An urban thriller with an exotic white-collar setting

  • Suburbia (1997)

    Review by Marty Mapes

  • 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.