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Blu-Ray Review: Snowbound Thriller ‘Whiteout’ Stinks Like a Dead Tauntaun

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CHICAGO – Thrillers set in a frigid landscape are nothing new. Just look at “The Thing,” or “The Shining,” or heck, even “The Empire Strikes Back.” Like outer space, a frozen wasteland is an efficiently isolated location where there’s little hope of escape from whatever malevolent forces lurk there. In the case of “Whiteout,” the malevolent forces are the filmmakers and the helpless victims are us.

Kate Beckinsale’s ‘Whiteout’ About as Thrilling as a Blank Screen

CHICAGO – Producing more derisive snickers than gasps and more snores than thrills, Dominic Sena’s “Whiteout” is a massive waste of time, a predictable, dull, and hysterically cliched slice of junk that should be run out of theaters before month’s end.

Slideshow: 13-Image Gallery For ‘Whiteout’ With Kate Beckinsale

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Kate Beckinsale as Carrie Stetko.

CHICAGO – This 13-image slideshow contains the official press images for “Whiteout,” starring Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Macht, Columbus Short, and Tom Skerritt. The film was written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber and directed by Dominic Sena (“Swordfish”) and opens on September 11th, 2009. It is rated R.

2009 Warner Brothers Fall Picture Preview: ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ More

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Cameron Diaz stars as Norma Lewis in The Box. Credit: Dale Robinette.

CHICAGO – This 20-image slideshow contains the official press images for the Fall/Winter schedule from Warner Brothers including “Whiteout,” “The Informant!,” “The Invention of Lying,” “Where the Wild Things Are,” “The Box,” “The Blind Side,” “Ninja Assassin,” “Invictus,” and “Sherlock Holmes”.

2009 Warner Brothers Picture Preview: ‘Sherlock Holmes,’ ‘Harry Potter 6,’ ‘Where the Wild Things Are,’ More

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Ed Helms as Stu, Zach Galifianakis as Alan and Bradley Cooper as Phil in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures comedy The Hangover, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Photo by Frank Masi

CHICAGO – Warner Brothers has released a slate of images from their entire 2009 schedule of films, the first half of which are were highlighted in a 25-image slideshow last week with the second half of the exciting 2009 Warner Brothers slate featured below.

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