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Ben Affleck’s The Town is a Perfectly Executed Heist

The Town, set amidst the fading (but increasingly fashionable) Irish-American underclass o...

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The Great Machete Meta-Joke Fail

After the Euro-ennui of The American last week, Robert Rodriguez's Machete sounded pretty ...

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George Clooney Hits Rock Bottom (We Hope)

Why has The American, in which superstar George Clooney plays an international hitman hidi...

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Eat, Pray, Love: A New Low for Chick Flicks

Four decades into the feminist era, the number one movie at the box office is Sylvester St...

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Will Ferrell’s The Other Guys: Surprisingly Funny

Despite both a forgettable title and the fifteen years in which Will Ferrell and writer-di...

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Get Low: Stellar Cast, Shoddy Screenplay

Get Low, a dramedy starring venerable elders Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, and Cissy Spacek,...

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The Kids Are… Totally Overrated

The Kids Are… Totally Overrated

The limited-release comedy The Kids Are All Right has driven critics into paroxysms of pra...

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With Toy Story 3, Pixar Wins Disney Divorce Battle

With Toy Story 3, Pixar Wins Disney Divorce Battle

In 1965, Gordon Moore of Intel noted that silicon chips had been quickly doubling in trans...

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10 Things I”€™ve Learned About Writing For TV

10 Things I”€™ve Learned About Writing For TV

The first thing you need to know about pitching TV shows is, you are not going to get a sh...

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Poor Little Lindsay Lohan

Poor Little Lindsay Lohan

In a way, Lindsay Lohan reminds me of myself and some of the kids I grew up with in New Yo...

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Jeunet’s Micmacs: Amélie 2.0, Minus Audrey

Jeunet’s Micmacs: Amélie 2.0, Minus Audrey

Micmacs is an extravagantly ambitious blend of Charlie Chaplin's silent City Lights and Mo...

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Shrek: Not So Popular with the Public, But a Hit with the Critics

Shrek: Not So Popular with the Public, But a Hit with the Critics

Hollywood's clean little secret is that many people in the industry are not, at least by n...

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Polanski’s Ghost Writer, and Americanising Britain

Polanski’s Ghost Writer, and Americanising Britain

American culture has become so globally dominant that even the lamest U.S. customs, such a...

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Jimmy Kimmel, Secret Savior of Late Night

Jimmy Kimmel, Secret Savior of Late Night

Meet Jimmy Kimmel. He's nicer than caustic old Letterman, livelier than wooden Leno, coole...