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The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

New Bruckheimer production goes over like a lead balloon
Jay Baruchel and Alfred Molina
Directed by Jon Turtletaub

Most Jerry Bruckheimer productions aren’t exactly plot-driven but “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” is one of the few in which even the excitement seems flacid. But then again, maybe we shouldn’t be so surprised; it is adapting a feature-length movie from a ten-minute segment of “Fantasia.” Rushed together without the slightest bit of imagination, wit, or much in the way that entertains at all, this ... more >

How to train your dragon

Everything you know about dragons is wrong
Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler and Craig Ferguson
Directed by Dean DeBlois

“How to Train Your Dragon,” or as I like to call it “That Viking is out of my League,” is the second film in as many weeks in which actor Jay Baruchel ("She's out of my league") plays a scrawny nerd looking to find himself. It also happens to be infinitely more entertaining. He lends his voice to Hiccup, a hapless young Viking living in a village overrun by flying dragons. He longs to be like ... more >