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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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The X-Factor: A look back at ‘The X-Files’ greatest monsters

The exhaustive (and frequently exhausting) conspiracies of “The X-Files” - you know, the aliens, the black oil, the nasal implants, the bees, the unmarked helicopters,

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The X-Files: I Want to Believe

In The X-Files: I Want to Believe, ooky canted shots of trundling agents in "FBI"-emblazoned jackets seem like refreshing counterprogramming amid the rumble of the season's action movies.

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‘X-Files’ More Dated than Daring

While some may consider it blasphemous, The X-Files was really nothing more than somber serious science fiction in an era overrun by otherwise slapdash space

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.

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3 Dec 2007 // 9:57 PM

Griffin & Phoenix

It’s hard to tell whether first-time director Ed Stone set out to make the saddest romantic-comedy of all time or to see how much comic relief could be crammed into a maudlin drama.

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Studio 60 Live on the Sunset Strip: The Complete Series

Despite its purported faults (critics were divided), Studio 60 Live on the Sunset Strip holds up well on DVD, as viewers can quickly proceed to the next episode without losing momentum, without losing the smart, subtextual thread of the prior episode.

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2 Nov 2007 // 3:58 AM

Martian Child

Based on David Gerrold's semi-autobiographical novella, the movie digs its thematic hole early, and never finds a way out.

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11 May 2007 // 2:59 AM

The Ex (2007)

Zach Braff just gets more annoying by the minute. Braff brings what he always does -- a basic mopey charm, some sarcasm, even a rudimentary self-awareness.

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2 May 2007 // 8:20 AM

Networks are still toying with viewers

I have good news and I have a gripe. The good news: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip will be back on the air starting May 24,

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Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip plays a lot like a lip-glossed The West Wing. Not a bad thing necessarily, but not a radical rethinking of primetime TV either.

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19 Jun 2006 // 4:00 PM

Syriana (2005)

If you come away with nothing else from Syriana, it's that this concept -- winning -- is an illusion, at least in any sort of long run.

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23 Nov 2005 // 1:00 AM

Syriana (2005)

This Middle Eastern spy thriller is complex and earnest, a film that repays close attention.

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25 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Melinda and Melinda (2005)

In Melinda and Melinda, full of women struggling to make their desires known to men who suppose they know what women want and mean, the women are infinitely less regular and more interesting.

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22 Aug 2005 // 1:00 AM

A Lot Like Love (2005)

The Ashton Kutcher vehicle tries to make use of its stars' appeals, structuring a regular romantic comedy out of charmingly imperfect, well-performed moments.

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22 Apr 2005 // 1:00 AM

A Lot Like Love (2005)

Any movie that engineers a comic hijinksy highlight around Amanda Peet smacking herself into a glass door is not thinking too far beyond surfaces.

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18 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

Melinda and Melinda (2005)

Hobie rejiggers his life in order to make himself look 'available' for Melinda, the joke being that the Allen character is never actually available, but rather, needy, fervent, and clumsily scheming.

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Something’s Gotta Give (2003)

Something's Gotta Give is best when it backs off the cute dialogue and the actors create their own moments.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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