Scarlett Johansson

Rough Night

Intended, I guess, to be some kind of R-rated girl-bonding movie that will remind audiences once again that women can behave just as crudely and badly as the fellas, it’s pretty awful all around. (After sitting in stone silence through all of the credits, and as we were exiting the theater, my movie-going pal finally …

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Scarlett Johansson stars as the titular American living in Taipei, who finds herself bestowed with superhuman abilities after a stash of über-potent synthetic drugs she’s being forced to transport in her abdomen bursts open. In a matter of minutes, she morphs from terrified victim to one-woman vengeance machine, intent on harnessing the drug’s power to …

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Under the Skin

Under the Skin is one of those films, like the acclaimed head-scratcher 2001: A Space Odyssey, that will totally divide audiences. I’ve already seen early acclaim, proclaiming “Four stars!” and “We now finally have an heir to Stanley Kubrick!” I’m not going to pretend. In fact, my friend laughed at the end of the film, …

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Don Jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt can seem to do no wrong these days. He successfully navigated the tricky waters from child star to adult actor, without the industry chewing him up and spitting him out in a puff of cocaine. Seemingly adored by all (including myself), he can pretty much do whatever he wants, from acting to writing …

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