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Young Violent Dangerous

Titles don't get much more to the point than Young Violent Dangerous, and it's about two thirds accurate to boot. The protagonists are relatively young, and the things that they do are violent, but anything at all dangerous is buried underneath a sludge of hyper-real dramatics and hopelessly dated soundtrack cues. Any modern entertainment value that the film has will probably derive from that, but it never sharpens its teeth enough to get any real bite.

Mario (Stefano Patrizi), Giovanni (Benjamin Lev), and Luigi (Max Delys) wave guns around and rob gas stations for the only reason they could really understand: it's fun, they look good enough doing it, and it might get them girls, even if one of their girls, Lea (Eleonora Giorgi), is ready to hand them over to the cops for their own good. They are a perfect embodiment of everything the elderly always feared about the youthful,
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New this Week: ‘Source Code’ and ‘Black Swan (DVD)’

Hitting movie theaters this weekend:

HopRussell Brand, James Marsden, Elizabeth Perkins

InsidiousPatrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins

Source CodeJake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

Movie of the Week

Source Code

The Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

The Plot: A soldier (Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown commuter and is forced to live and relive a harrowing train bombing until he can determine who is responsible for it.

The Buzz: Source Code looks to be a Quantum Leap meets Groundhog Day sci-fi action romp. 35 seconds into the film’s trailer, I half expected Jake Gyllenhaal to utter, “oh boy.” He instead exclaims, “no, no, no, no,” as if to echo my thoughts exactly — I don’t want to see Gyllenhaal act the same “stop the terrorist on the train” scene, over and over and over again.

I have a strong feeling that this
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