Chris Klimek

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  • 4 months ago | Film and TV

    In the decadent 21st century, the summer movie season now sprawls from March through December. (Star Wars: Episode VII is due to awaken the Force December 18; every prior Star Wars picture has come out Memorial Day weekend.) But I'll stick to trad...

  • To paraphrase F. Scott Fitzgerald, the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to ogle Idris Elba when he takes his shirt off but also to cheer when a stay-at-home mom brains him with a fire extinguisher and stabs him with her keys. That...

  • Sex Tape might be the funniest movie about sex under the corrupting influence of marriage since Eyes Wide Shut. It's warmer and more amusing than its ads would lead one to believe. In fact, it's almost good enough, leaning a little...

  • 1 year ago | Film Reviews

    A defiantly R-rated farce seemingly commissioned to plug the We’re the Millers-shaped hole in the summer lineup, Sex Tape is warmer and more amusing than its ads would lead one to believe. In fact, it’s almost good enough, leaning a li...

  • Honorable in intent but risible in execution, Burning Blue is a melodrama about a fighter jet crash investigation that becomes a witch-hunt for gay naval aviators. Its inspiration was not Top Gun's oft-remarked homoeroticism, but...

  • 1 year ago | Film and TV

    The phrase "summer movies" will never not mean broad, action-driven crowd-pleasers to me: I counted the days until Batman (June 23, 1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (July 3, 1991), and Jurassic Park (June 11, 1993) were released. For every Dark K...

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