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Breathe In

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • March 30, 2014 2:49 PM
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As a fan of Drake Doremus’ earlier films, "Douchebag" and "Like Crazy," I must admit to being disappointed with "Breathe In."

Lawless—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 29, 2012 1:10 AM
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When a movie has as much going for it as this one, it’s discouraging when it doesn’t deliver on its promise. Yet 'Lawless' pulls the magician’s trick of distraction, offering enough superficial entertainment value—with atmospheric use of locations, charismatic actors, and spurts of shocking violence—to divert attention from its faults.

Dont Be Afraid Of The Dark—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 26, 2011 5:28 AM
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As you may already know, that modern master of Grand Guignol, Guillermo del Toro, saw the 1973 TV movie Don’t be Afraid of the Dark when he was a boy, and it scared the daylights out of him. He’s wanted to remake it ever since, and wrote a script with Matthew Robbins around the time he made his first American feature, Mimic (1997). Years went by, and when the pieces finally fell in place to put it into production he was busy with The Hobbit, so he selected newcomer Troy Nixey to fill his shoes after seeing an impressive short-subject he made. (The picture was finished two years ago but went into distributor limbo, from which it has just emerged, thanks to the newly-formed FilmDistrict.)

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