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Thursday, May 30,2013

Fade to blackout

'The Hangover' series can’t end fast enough

By Ryan Syrek
The Hangover Part III is so jaw-droppingly terrible, America deserves an explanation.
Thursday, May 23,2013

Kobayashi Magoo

'Star Trek Into Darkness' turns a blind eye to continuity

By Ryan Syrek
If modern nerd culture has a “patient zero,” it was Mr. Trekkie (or Miss Trekker, if you’re nasty). Their legendary attention to detail is exceeded only by their willingness to speak Klingon in the most intimate of settings. And they’re really, really going to hate Star Trek Into Darkness.
Thursday, May 16,2013

Puttin' on the Fitz'

90-year-old themes buoy 'The Great Gatsby'

By Ryan Syrek
If “director Baz Luhrmann” and “restraint” have ever appeared in the same sentence together, they were the word-bread creating a sandwich around the phrase “has absolutely no.”
Thursday, May 9,2013

Up and Downey

In 'Iron Man 3,' Tony Stark soars once more

By Ryan Syrek
Co-screenwriter Drew Pearce and Black have done the unthinkable; they created a character-based superhero movie that isn’t about the superhero not wanting to be a superhero. Gasp!
Thursday, May 2,2013

Tom Cruise’s foreign policy

'Drones bad,' 'Oblivion' says

By Ryan Syrek
If you conceived a child back when Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah’s couch, it would now be old enough to tell you to move on. Despite welcoming back rapists and murderers when they win a Super Bowl, modern society seems intent on holding a grudge against a guy who, at worst, is a weird idiot.
Thursday, April 25,2013

All the president's meh

'The Company You Keep' is too sleepy for greatness

By Ryan Syrek
Although he may still be a panty dropper to the baby boomer set, Robert Redford looks like he needs a good nap.
Thursday, April 18,2013

Cookies tossed, paradise lost

'Spring Breakers' is art debauched

By Ryan Syrek
The plot is a gossamer thing, consisting of little more than a trip to Miami for four friends: Faith (Selena Gomez), Candy (Vanessa Hudgens), Brit (Ashley Benson) and Cotty (Rachel Korine). Short on cash, the latter three pals decide the best way to finance their trip is to rob a diner.
Thursday, April 11,2013

Pew! Pew! Pew! ’Merica!

'GI Joe: Retaliation' is explosive gibberish

By Ryan Syrek
GI Joe: Retaliation’s script is so horrible, it should be in MoMA. Just like some people can’t stop staring at the world’s ugliest dog, this screenplay is fascinatingly hideous blather.
Thursday, April 11,2013

Here’s Butters: 'South Park' animator to speak in Boulder

'South Park' animation director, inspiration for character, comes to CU

By David Accomazzo
When Eric Stough was studying film at the University of Colorado Boulder, he wanted to get a job working on the big-budget, high-production value cartoons made by The Walt Disney Co. Then South Park happened.
Thursday, April 4,2013

Life before test screenings

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' couldn’t exist today

By Ryan Syrek
Pitching One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest in an era of careful demographic selection and test audience input on filmmaking would ensure somebody would be going to an asylum.