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By Peter Oberth

Truth in Advertising 2013, Part 1 (What movie posters SHOULD look like)

Over two months into 2013 and we already have more than enough movies to fill out a new edition of TRUTH IN ADVERTISING.  In fact, there are so many films, that there is at least one film that qualified (C+ or lower) for every week of the year after January 18.  Assuredly, there would be some for January 4 (Texas Chainsaw 3D) and January 11 (Gangster Squad & A Haunted House) would their studios have actually screened those films for critics.  But, alas, they did not so our journey begins on January 18 and doesn't see any sign of letting up.  Already 9 films on this list in only 6 weeks, 3 of which are big fat F's.

JANUARY
1/18 - MAMA
"Mama...evolves into a comical joke" - C-
-Matt Rodriguez
 
1/25 - PARKER
"Parker reigns as the biggest "WHAT HAPPENED?" movie of 2013" - F
-Ryan Sterritt
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"The story can be quite ridiculous at times." - C+
-Matt Rodriguez

FEBRUARY
"It’s painful to watch." - F
-Matt Rodriguez
 
"It’s not better than its predecessors, but it’s not worse either. It’s just different." - C+
-Matt Rodriguez
 
"The execution absolutely fails" - D-
-Matt Rodriguez
 
2/22 - SNITCH
"It’s an average film that falls short of becoming great." - C
-Matt Rodriguez

MARCH
"(An) already buried coffin" - F
-Ryan Sterritt
 
"Just another example of missed marketing attempts" - C-
-Ryan Sterritt