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  • 'Love at First Fight' review: A little romance at survival-skill camp

    'Love at First Fight' review: A little romance at survival-skill camp

    Aggression, not affection, sparks romance in "Les Combattants" ("Love at First Fight" is its U.S. title), a promising feature debut that already had members of the French film establishment touting newcomer Thomas Cailley as the next big thing prior to its premiere. From an American perspective,...

  • 'Aloha' review: Hawaii so-so

    'Aloha' review: Hawaii so-so

    For context's sake, the new Cameron Crowe film "Aloha" is a tick up from the dregs of "Elizabethtown" and a tick down from "We Bought a Zoo." The Media Action Network for Asian-Americans calls it a "whitewashed" version of Hawaii, a state that is roughly 30 percent Caucasian in real life and, as...

  • 'San Andreas' review: Demolition derby

    'San Andreas' review: Demolition derby

    The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars. The fault is the star of "San Andreas," a fairly entertaining weapon of mass destruction reminding us that life's blessings come to those who receive preferential billing.

  • 'Sunshine Superman' review: Capturing the manic enthusiasm of BASE jumping

    'Sunshine Superman' review: Capturing the manic enthusiasm of BASE jumping

    An eerie pall hangs over "Sunshine Superman," a documentary history of BASE jumping, the practice of skydiving off buildings, antennas, spans (bridges) and earth (cliffs).

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