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The Family

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • September 13, 2013 1:48 PM
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  • 0 Comments
"The Family" gets by because its stars are so professional and the story setup is intriguing.

People Like Us—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 29, 2012 1:45 AM
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  • 4 Comments
Alex Kurtzman has an imposing list of writing and producing credits, mostly with his partner Roberto Orci, including such commercial hits as the 'Transformers' movies, the reboot of 'Star Trek', and 'Mission: Impossible III'… but for his directing debut (written with Orci and Jody Lambert) he has chosen an intimate story about a uniquely dysfunctional family, inspired by incidents in his own life.

Dark Shadows—movie review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • May 11, 2012 1:00 AM
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  • 10 Comments
It makes sense that for Johnny Depp and director Tim Burton to get in on the current vampire craze, they’d have to approach it with a sense of humor. I doubt if many young viewers know that they’ve based their new film on a forty-year-old daytime TV drama, and it scarcely matters. Dark Shadows is an amusing piece of high camp, stoked by Depp’s deadpan star performance and the kind of elaborate trappings one would expect from Burton. (His longtime production designer, Rick Heinrichs, has done another beautiful job with both real and virtual sets.)

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