Posts by Louis Allred

‘Somewhere’ review

Louis Allred looks at Sofia Coppola's latest film.

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‘Black Swan’ Review

Louis Allred reviews the film "Black Swan" and he doesn't love it nearly as much as other critics. Allred says the film relies on too many gimmicks to be scary, and doesn't delve deeply enough into the lead characters.

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Sarah Palin Fails Alaska in TLC Reality Show

The new TLC reality show "Sarah Palin's Alaska" is a misleading title, says Louis Allred. Instead it's all Palin self-promotion with some politics thrown in, and there's very little "Alaska." What little there is of the state's natural wonders are sullied by the former governor's personal issues taking center stage.

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Conan O’Brien Off to Strong Start on TBS

As Conan O'Brien wraps up his second week on TBS, Louis Allred says he likes what he's seeing. The new show is funny and entertaining if you're a fan of Conan's material. But if you never cared for him, then "Conan" won't win you over. The new TBS program is similar to Conan's NBC shows.

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Louis Allred’s Razzie Award Predictions

We're nearing the end of the year, and many critics are starting their Oscar picks. But what about the Razzies? What are some of the worst movies of 2010? Louis Allred looks at a crowded list of films that includes "Sex and the City 2" and "The Last Airbender" and offers his prediction.

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M. Night Shyamalan: Once Hip, Now Hated

Not long ago, M. Night Shyamalan was one of Hollywood's hottest directors after making "The Sixth Sense." But a serious flops and ridiculous twists have now made him loathed by filmgoers and a liability for studios. Louis Allred examines M. Night's unusual career.

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Boardwalk Empire Debuts

Louis Allred looks at the pilot of HBO's new hyped drama "Boardwalk Empire", directed by Martin Scorsese.

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America’s Preference: Vampires over Pilgrim

The films "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and "Vampires Suck" came out in consecutive weeks. Despite excellent reviews for Pilgrim and horrid reviews for Vampires, the latter made $2 million more opening weekend. Is something wrong with America? Louis Allred takes a look.

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The Curious Case of Conan’s Emmy Nom

Of all the nominees for Emmys, Conan O'Brien's for "The Tonight Show" was perhaps the most surprising. Arguably it was a slap in the face from the Academy to Jay Leno, but Louis Allred says Conan's chances of winning the Emmy for Variety, Music or Comedy Series are slim.

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Louis Allred: These Vampires Really Suck

There's no way to sugarcoat it. Vampires Suck is a really lousy movie, says Louis Allred in his review of the Twilight spoof. The jokes fall flat and they're way too corny to be anything close to funny. It's the latest in deliberately terrible movies from Aaron Seltzer and Jason Friedberg.

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Summer Blockbusters Prove Massive Flops

From "Prince of Persia" to "Jonah Hex" it seems like a summer blockbuster has flopped virtually every week. Not only are these films opening to terrible reviews, but they are failing at the box office. Louis Allred looks at the plethora of summer failures this year.

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Glee, Nurse Jackie Redefine Emmy Coms

Among the six nominees for Outstanding Comedy Series, two are quite a bit different. "Glee" has the rare distinction of being an hourlong show nominated in the category, while some dispute whether or not "Nurse Jackie" is even a comedy. Louis Allred asks what makes a comedy.

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Too Much Violence, Not Enough of a Movie

Two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine stars in Harry Brown, about a loving husband turned vigilante on the rough streets of London. But while Caine puts in a strong performance, Louis Allred says the film devolves into a violent killing spree without any balance.

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