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2010 Stories by DAN KOIS

Archives: 2011 | 2010
  • Rapunzel Takes a Haircut

    published November 25, 2010

    “Great, now I’m the bad guy,” sighs Mother Gothel, the frizzy-haired, sharp-featured enchantress with the inimitable... More >>

  • The End Is Near

    published November 18, 2010

    A teenage witch stands trembling behind her unsuspecting mother and father, her wand raised. “Obliviate,” she whispers, and... More >>

  • Rock, Hard Place

    published November 4, 2010

    Other people besides James Franco appear in 127 Hours, but as they’re unimportant, they will not be mentioned in this review.... More >>

  • 'Welcome to the Rileys' Is Underwritten, Unimpressive

    published October 28, 2010

    Some young actors yearn for that flashy role in a blockbuster movie that will prove their bankability to a doubting Hollywood. Kristen Stewart,... More >>

  • 'Lottery Ticket' Is Ghetto Fabulous

    published August 19, 2010

    Midway through Lottery Ticket, a teen-comedy-cum-wish-fulfillment fantasy, the movie’s hero, Kevin Carson, goes on a spending... More >>

  • Messed-Up Meal

    published July 29, 2010

    In Steve Carell’s first few episodes of the American version of The Office, his character, Michael Scott, hewed closely to the... More >>

  • Total 'Eclipse'

    published July 1, 2010

    Why is Eclipse, the third film in the Twilight series, so fantastically successful? Why does the audience shriek and moan and... More >>

  • Tom Cruise Keeps Talking All 'Knight and Day'

    published June 24, 2010

    You know and love Jason Bourne as an implacable killing machine. But what if he were a mouthy asshole instead? That’s the provocative... More >>

  • 'The Losers' Is Not a Winner

    published April 22, 2010

    Writer Andy Diggle dedicated his snappy DC comic books “The Losers” to ’80s screenwriting superstar Shane Black, creator of... More >>

  • Back to the '80s

    published March 25, 2010

    Lost boy John Hughes was inducted into the pantheon this month, when the Academy devoted a moving Oscar-night tribute to the departed... More >>

Archives: 2011 | 2010