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Boston Globe at the movies

Mabye the summer, with its awful movies, is when the critics really let their hair down.

I don't pay too much attention to the movie reviews in the Boston Globe most of the time. They're usually not that thorough; at least, less thorough than other places.

But I noticed from skimming headlines and summaries that they have really been on a tear these last few days. I appreciate the scathing review as a genre, so I'll highlight some excerpts. These all come from just the opening sentences of the reviews. I didn't look at the full articles to see whether maybe there was even more nastiness inside:

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Ill-conceived 'Bewitched' bothers and bewilders

By Wesley Morris, Globe Staff

Even by the lowest, loosest standards of silliness, ”Bewitched" is a juvenile movie, made for people who watch their romantic comedies while wearing a bib.

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Copied has style all its own

By Ty Burr, Globe Staff

The Brazilian movie renaissance continues with ”The Man Who Copied," a comedy about the conundrums of being young that's as fresh and as stylish as youth itself. As mixed-up, too: What could have been an effervescent 90-minute experience is so in love with the sound of its own voice that it develops genre trouble and piddles on for two-plus hours.

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This bug isn't quite lovable

By Ty Burr, Globe Staff

Disney has gone back to the cedar closet again and come out with ”Herbie: Fully Loaded," a remake of the studio's goofy polyester-era series about a Volkswagen bug with a mischievous soul. Fully loaded with what? you may ask. Product placement, as far as I can tell.

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'Stolen' states its case, over and over

By Wesley Morris, Globe Staff

”Stolen Childhoods," a dispiriting public service announcement of a documentary...

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(Actually this last one isn't necessarily negative, but my first impression was to snicker. My first instinct is to consider comparison to a public service announcement negative.)

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