Critics Consensus: Valentine's Day Gets Massacred

Critics Consensus: Valentine's Day Gets Massacred

This week at the movies, we've got modern love (Valentine's Day, starring Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher); a teenage demigod (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, starring Logan Lerman and Uma Thurman); and some hair-raising horror (The Wolfman, starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins). What do the critics have to say?

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    Nike Inc. has suspended its contract with Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee runner from South Africa charged with premeditated murder in the Valentine's Day slaying of his girlfriend. Pistorius, who became the first double-amputee runner to compete on the track at the Olympics at last year's London Games, is accused of intentionally killing model Reeva Steenkamp. More
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    The Illinois state Senate approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday in a Valentine's Day vote spearheaded by Democrats, as gay couples around the country used the romantic day to dramatize their quest for the right to marry. More
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    Marilyn Manson is in the midst of a co-headlining US tour with Slipknot, and the general consensus seems to be that the God ... to release a brand new album called SAY10 next year on Valentine’s Day. Let’s hope he can get his shit together by then.
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    Shortly before this critical consensus that she was more or less back from the ... for the author of “How 8 Art World Power Couples Met and Fell In Love For Valentine’s Day,” which I stumbled upon while writing this.) Every word of the Kael essay ...
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    He’s the consensus critic who reliably finds the pragmatic center, who’s neither too soft nor too asshole. Think of him as the Justice Anthony Kennedy of film critics, right in the middle of the aisle. The grumpiest critic in the land, Morgenstern is ...
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  • Those Awkward Reviews: Critics Disclose Their Uncomfortable Feelings for ‘That Awkward Moment’
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