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2008 Stories by Jim Ridley

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  • Max Payne

    published October 23, 2008

    If Oscars were handed out for fake snow, director John Moore's bleary, dreary, sub-Sin City big-screen videogame would clean up like... More >>

  • Disaster Movie

    published September 4, 2008

    In the Adam Sandler vehicle Little Nicky, Hitler spends eternity in Hell in a frilly smock getting pineapples shoved up his butt.... More >>

  • Mirrors

    published August 21, 2008

    Often kidded for the many times he bellows "Dammit!" at 11th-hour moments on 24, Kiefer Sutherland finally gets to show his range... More >>

  • Mongol

    published July 3, 2008

    You want a history lesson? Take a class. You want clanging swords, sneering villains, storybook romance, and bloody vengeance? Here's a brawny... More >>

  • Violence Is Golden

    published June 26, 2008

    Of the summer's many revenge-of-the-nerd fulfillment fantasies — from The Incredible Hulk all the way down the megaplex food chain... More >>

  • New Blood

    published May 15, 2008

    No adult has ever been able to codify what separates a good movie from a classic. In kid terms, though — those favored by Son of... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published April 10, 2008

    If you turn the first page of Scott Smith's The Ruins, a friend said astutely, you won't put it down — but if you know what it's... More >>

  • Now Playing

    published March 20, 2008

    Remember that scene in The Warriors where the Turnbull ACs chase the heroes in a pimped-out bus? Whoa! And remember that part in... More >>

  • The Games People Play

    published March 13, 2008

    For the crime of obliterating high culture, for the crime of getting off on vicarious degradation — and, above all, for the crime of... More >>

  • Chafing Dishes

    published February 14, 2008

    No Reservations (Warner Bros.) From its cheap, mid-'90s-looking package to its woefully scant extras (one... More >>

  • Universal Soldier

    published February 7, 2008

    A fourth Rambo? The question isn't why; it's what took him so long. Was America's avenging angel of meat just planning to sit out Fallujah and... More >>

  • Donkey Punch

    published January 31, 2008

    The King of Kong (New Line) Seth Gordon's best-of-2007 documentary, about the battle for Donkey... More >>

  • U2 3D

    published January 31, 2008

    Three dimensions seem scarcely enough to contain the messianic impulses of the world's hardest-rocking humanitarian aid project, and in this... More >>

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