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No Holds Barred

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Knights of Badassdom

In 2008, the third act of the guy comedy Role Models used LARPing — live-action role-playing, that is — as a backdrop for our protagonists' lessons learned. Today, Knights of Badassdom extends that half-hour into a full feature, to the point where viewers are left not smiling, but exhausted. 
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Switched on

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Confession of Murder

Seventeen years after slaying 10 women and getting away with it, the charismatic serial killer Du-sok (Park Si-hoo) comes clean with a Confession of Murder, in this 2012 South Korean crime thriller. He does so by publishing a book that dishes all the grisly details.
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None July 3rd, 2008

grade: F

"Wanted" centers around nebbish Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy, "Atonement," "Becoming Jane"), an accountant who's closed in by his cubicle walls, beat down by his insecurities and castrated by his timidity, boss and girlfriend, who, when not berating the depressive loser, is having kitchen-counter sex with his best friend and co-worker.

This all changes one day at the pharmacy when Wesley is approached by Fox (Angelina Jolie), a gun-toting rough chick who informs the dork that he actually has the blood of a killer coursing through his veins and schools him on a little family history.

"Wanted" is a disaster from beginning to end. The action is so beyond real, it's absurd, and the plot so far-fetched, it's laughable, but no real attempt is even made to address the corniness with humor. The assassins hopscotch across buildings and trains, and coax bullets into flying in circles. "Wanted" is casually hyperviolent, which is equal parts socially scary and cinematically stupid, with walls and floors in nearly every scene being painted some dull version of "brain." R

"” Joe Wertz

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