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  • Sheba, Baby (PG)

    Even the spectacular Pam Grier is sandbagged in this clumsy black actioner (1975) by William Girdler; she plays a private detective trying to stop the mob from taking over her father's loan company. more...
  • Piranha (PG)

    Not to be confused with the Joe Dante favorite from 1978, or its 2010 remake, this is a 1972 thriller about a wildlife photographer getting into trouble in the Venezuelan jungle. more...
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream (PG)

    Francis Coppola's stylish and heartfelt tribute to the innovative automobile designer Preston Thomas Tucker turns out to be one of his most personal and successful movies. more...
  • Monkey Hustle (PG)

    The original blaxploitation craze was petering out by the time American International Pictures released this anemic 1977 comedy, shot in Chicago and interesting now only for its south-side locations. more...
  • Good Guys Wear Black (PG)

    Chuck Norris may be the least charismatic adventure hero I've ever encountered on-screen, and his overweening blandness keeps this conventional action film (1979) on a low level of alpha waves. more...
  • Rise of the Guardians (PG)

    Peter Ramsey directed this animated feature about a group of mythological icons—including Santa Claus, the Easter bunny, and the tooth fairy—who protect the world's children from an evil demon who wants to steal their imagination. more...
  • Kung Fu Panda 2 (PG)

    Angelina Jolie, Jack Black, and Gary Oldman lend their voices to this sequel that finds Po, the eponymous fighter, struggling to defeat a new villain who's found a way to stop kung fu in China. more...
  • The Illusionist (PG)

    Sylvain Chomet, the talented French animator who created The Triplets of Belleville (2003), has gotten his hands on an irresistible screen property: an original script that comic giant Jacques Tati wrote in the late 50s but never filmed. more...
  • The Spy Next Door (PG)

    In middle age Jackie Chan can't keep coasting on boyish charm, as evidenced by this dreadful family comedy that does him no favors with its opening title sequence, a montage of action clips recalling earlier work where he performed most of his own complicated stunts and was genuinely funny as well. more...
  • Planet 51 (PG)

    In this 2009 digital animation, a NASA astronaut (visually reminiscent of Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear, and given voice by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) arrives on a distant planet and is dumbfounded to find it inhabited by a tiny green race of picket-fence bourgeois paranoids. more...