The harrowing 12 Years a Slave has all the makings of a mesmerizing period drama for the ages. The only question is whether the execution meets the potential.

The movie stars Chiwetel Ejiofor in the true story of Solomon Northup, a free man in 1800s N.Y. State, who was kidnapped and forced into slavery.

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Machete Kills, the sequel to 2010's Machete, is not going for Oscars, but camp, with a strong ensemble cast bringing the aspiring cult classic to life.

Yes, Machete Cortez (Danny Trejo) is back, and this time he's got the President of the United States (Carlos Estevez a.k.a. Charlie Sheen) for a boss.

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Captain Phillips’ story is well-known, and not new. It was reported by every major media outlet as it played out dramatically over five April days in 2009.

For anybody who somehow missed this then, it's been repeated in every major media story about Captain Phillips the movie, directed by Paul Greengrass.

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In Gravity, which lands in theaters this weekend, director Alfonso Cuaron has given new meaning to the "lost in space" theme, and to the very concept of isolation.

It's as much an existential exploration as it is science fiction.

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