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Movie: Terminator Salvation

Let’s face it, “Terminator Salvation” director McG is not James Cameron. Not even close, really. Which makes his installment of the “Terminator” series that Cameron created in 1984 seems like a very loud, yet pale, imitation of the original. And of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” too, Cameron’s rousing follow-up in 1991. [...]

DVD: The Thirteenth Floor

“The Thirteenth Floor” has always a bit chilling since it released in 1999, and now in Blu-ray it’s a bit creepier. [...]

DVD: Universal Soldier: The Return

It’s a 10-year anniversary release and in 1999’s “Universal Soldier: The Return,” Jean-Claude Van Damme puts on his suit again as the heroic soldier. [...]

Movie: Not Forgotten

It would seem like Simon Baker, the star of the top-rated TV show “The Mentalist,” would make a good movie star. [...]

TV: TrueBlood

Not long ago, I thought the best thing ever made for television was the “Six Feet Under” series, but then along came “True Blood,” created (not surprisingly) by the same guy, Alan Ball. [...]

Movie: Angels and Demons

Fans of author Dan Brown’s novels will find much to like with the new film version of his tome “Angels and Demons,” director Ron Howard’s follow-up to his 2006 smash hit “The DaVinci Code.” [...]

DVD: The Reader

“The Reader,” director Stephen Daldry and scripter David Hare's follow-up to their 2002 award-winning film "The Hours," raises so many interesting questions about guilt and personal responsibility that you can spend hours discussing it afterwards. [...]

Movie: The Soloist

In “The Soloist,” Robert Downey, Jr., plays real-life “Los Angeles Times” columnist Steve Lopez in a story that, somewhat confusingly, is part true, part fictional. [...]
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