Alan Scherstuhl

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  • A comedy too listless to bother crafting jokes or comic incidents, a character study centered on a sweet-natured prick it's hard to believe could actually exist tumbleweeding into a job at a lube shop, 7 Chinese Brothers is a go-nowhere...

  • This mean and vigorous men's adventure pulp throwback has everything going against it. It's a late-August release whose leads, Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, tend to be the best things in movies you otherwise regret seeing. The trailers, teasing the...

  • 6 days ago | Film and TV

    Mean and vigorous men’s-adventure pulp throwback No Escape has everything going against it. It’s a late-August release whose leads, Owen Wilson and Lake Bell, tend to be the best things in movies you otherwise regret seeing. The trailers, teasing ...

  • Is it in honor of its subject that the high-flying doc Being Evel indulges so often in hilarious overstatement? "He opened the door and invited people to buy a ticket to watch truth," one talking head insists, somehow keeping his...

  • 14 days ago | Film and TV

    Is it in honor of its subject that the high-flying doc Being Evel indulges so often in hilarious overstatement? “He opened the door and invited people to buy a ticket to watch truth,” one talking head insists, somehow keeping his face straight. An...

  • Claustrophobic S-F grind Air might well allure Walking Dead fans, as that show's creator, Robert Kirkman, is a producer, and its Norman Reedus is one of the two leads, playing another troubled dude -- an engineer, this time --...

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