Toddy Burton
20th Century Fox

This Means War

Movies | This film could be an example of 'what not to do' in a screenwriting class
by Toddy Burton
Posted 2/27/12, 01:03 am

There's no doubt that Reese Witherspoon has talent. Her comedy chops and screen presence have a disarmingly earnest effect that can be used to hilarious and endearing ends. None of this is on display in the romantic action comedy This Means War (rated PG-13 for sexual content). A brainless series of clichés, flat characters, and predictable plot turns, the film could be an example of "what not to do" in a screenwriting class.

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Nick Wall/CBS Films

The Woman in Black

Movies | Daniel Radcliffe attempts to shake the memory of the <em>Harry Potter</em> franchise
by Toddy Burton
Posted 2/13/12, 03:52 am

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Christian Geisnaes/Zentropa

Melancholia

Movies | The opening images of this film are beautiful and terrifying in a way that reminds the viewer why we have movie theaters
by Toddy Burton
Posted 11/21/11, 05:18 am

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