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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Snitch' & 'Dark Skies' To Have A 'Stand Off'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • February 22, 2013 5:32 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Oh thank heavens. Finally, it's Academy Awards weekend. On Sunday evening, we'll all tune in to watch a parade of the anoited in sparkly haute couture gowns and even sparklier diamonds hand out golden statues of little nude men. And groan and nod sagely and screech out, "I told you so!" as the winners are announced. And be utterly thankful that at long, long last the awards season is over.

Review: 'Stand Off' Is An Insufferable Comic Take On The British Gangster Movie

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • February 21, 2013 6:58 PM
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  • 2 Comments
The original title of "Stand Off" was "Whole Lotta Sole," and its the kind of gratingly obnoxious flourish that makes you hate the movie immediately. First of all it sits in your mouth like a blob of half-chewed gummy bears; secondly, it sounds like a direct-to-video independent movie produced in the mid-'90s that the Weinsteins picked up on a whim; and thirdly its implied double meaning – it's the name of a fish market in the film but its phonetic weight means something too ("whole lot of soul") – is meant to deepen the movie but instead leaves you even more irritated. The movie is pretty much exactly like that – it tries to sugarcoat the British gangster movie (and we're using the "British" term pretty broadly; it's set in Belfast) and leaves you totally annoyed and unsatisfied.

Brendan Fraser To Star In Fish Heist Comedy 'Whole Lotta Sole' Directed By Terry George (Seriously)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 14, 2011 7:16 AM
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  • 6 Comments
We hope you're sitting down for this, because the premise may topple you over in paroxysms of laughter (intentional or not).

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