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Features

Wednesday, January 18 2012

Movies 2011: Out of the Past

Super 8, The Muppets, and some of the other great movies of 2011 owe plenty to movies of the past. And they pull off a neat trick too: they're as vivid and delightful as your memories of those movies.


Sunday, January 9 2011

Head Trips and Virtual Life in the Films of 2010

Many of 2010's best triumphed not by rejecting the artifice or fantasy of filmmaking or gaming or dreaming, but by hopping between worlds, ever beginning.


Sunday, January 6 2008

The Best Film Obsessions in 2007

Whether by luck or some kind of hive rejuvenation, 2007 saw a whole lot of terrific American movies.


Sunday, January 7 2007

The Year in Crime

The best four films of the year are all essentially crime pictures. Though they are stylish, none could be deemed pulp, or at least not in the Tarantino/Rodriguez sense of the word.


Monday, January 9 2006

Spelling Doom: Movies in 2005

It wasn't a great movie year, though not for lack of trying. Looking over the year's releases, you see many with a great performance, a smart script, interesting themes, or that old and potentially damaging chestnut, good intentions. But why weren't more of them great?.


Columns

Tuesday, April 12 2011

Jim Carrey's Brilliant Dark Side

The Cable Guy and I Love You Phillip Morris show what Jim Carrey is capable of when no one is watching.


Reviews

Thursday, September 4 2014

'Wetlands': Grossing Out and Coming of Age Now

Wetlands is both sweet if off-kilter love story and a movie full of stomach-churning material. Think of a substance you might find unpleasant, and you can probably find it here.


Monday, September 1 2014

Nixonian Paranoia in 2014: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

The Captain America movies are well-suited to mix and match time periods with a comic-book-y flair.


Wednesday, August 20 2014

'Ginger Snaps' Is Freshly Female-Centric Horror

Watching the movie now, it seems to anticipate its own cult.


Tuesday, August 19 2014

'The Expendables 3': More Action, Less Sequence

As a movie, The Expendables 3 is kind of a shambles. As part of a never-ending retirement party, it's kind of a gas.


Wednesday, July 30 2014

Aronofsky's 'Noah' Interprets the Bible With Intensity

The film retells the story of Noah's Ark filtered through Aronofsky's intensity, rather than the pageantry of the faith-movie industry.


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Just Go With It [13.Feb.11]
Breaking Upwards [1.Apr.10]
Chloe [25.Mar.10]
The Informant! [3.Mar.10]
Public Enemies [3.Feb.10]
Legion [26.Jan.10]
Jennifer's Body [14.Jan.10]
It's Complicated [22.Dec.09]
A Serious Man [10.Dec.09]
The Box [8.Nov.09]
Surrogates [27.Sep.09]
Away We Go [27.Sep.09]
Cutthroat Island [27.Aug.09]
In the Loop [6.Aug.09]
Bad Lieutenant [2.Aug.09]
Passengers [12.May.09]
Notorious [23.Apr.09]
Australia [12.Mar.09]
Lakeview Terrace [4.Feb.09]
Step Brothers [7.Dec.08]
Married Life [23.Sep.08]
Pathology [22.Sep.08]
Harold [15.Sep.08]
TV Funhouse [3.Sep.08]
The Onion Movie [15.Jun.08]
Semi-Pro [11.Jun.08]
Cleaner [1.Jun.08]
Hitman [18.Mar.08]
Revolver [16.Mar.08]
Wedding Daze [30.Jan.08]
The Simpsons Movie [20.Dec.07]
The TV Set [7.Oct.07]
Face/Off [12.Sep.07]
30 Rock - Season 1 [11.Sep.07]
Blades of Glory [9.Sep.07]
Pathfinder [21.Aug.07]
The Ten [6.Aug.07]
Veronica Mars [28.May.07]
The Quiet (2005) [12.Feb.07]
Beerfest (2006) [28.Aug.06]
9 Songs (2005) [28.Jul.05]
Veronica Mars [16.May.05]
Sideways (2004) [4.Apr.05]
De-Lovely (2004) [25.Jan.05]
Dig! (2004) [30.Sep.04]
Saved! (2004) [27.May.04]
Big Fish (2003) [7.Jan.04]
The Cooler (2003) [10.Dec.03]
Cool World (1992) [16.Nov.03]
Hook (1991) [14.Sep.03]
The Whole Bean [1.Sep.03]
Party Girl (1995) [29.Jun.03]
Lost [31.Dec.94]
The Simpsons [31.Dec.94]
Veronica Mars [31.Dec.94]

Blogs

Monday, December 7 2009

The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset

The Complete Monty Pythons Flying Circus: Collectors Edition Megaset - A&E Home Video [$159.99]


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