Monday, May 07, 2012

Reviews: Meeting Evil and LOL

Believe it or not, The Avengers wasn't the only movie that opened this past weekend. Indeed, I reviewed two others -- both of which kicked off "limited" runs May 24 -- for Variety. Unfortunately, LOL was pretty much DOA. Meeting Evil was appreciably more enjoyable, if only because lead player Samuel J. Jackson (pictured above) offered a performance that could be labeled Swift's Premium and sold by the pound. As I noted in my review: "It probably won't go unnoticed that Meeting Evil is reaching theaters (after a warmup in the VOD bullpen) the same weekend that another film featuring Jackson makes its North American debut. You could say the actor is Bruce Banner in that one, but he Hulks out here."

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