Articles tagged cameron diaz, the box, richard kelly, james marsden

18 May 2015 // 9:00 AM

PopTalk: What Makes Something “So Bad It’s Good?”

From The Room to Southland Tales, "so-bad-it's-good" cinema has become a cult industry. Why do people waste time on ostensibly "bad" films?

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When a Fire Starts to Burn: ‘The Best Film You’ve Never Seen’

Robert K. Elder's impeccable knack for interviewing illuminates what makes 35 professional cinephiles tick in this essential book.

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‘Shrek: The Whole Story’: Imagine What We Would Have Missed If We Just Left Him Alone

Several ogres. Four films. One Oscar. A few notable misfires mixed in just for good measure. At the end of the day, a visit to Far Far Away is far funnier (and far more emotional) than you might expect ...

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Everything in its Right Place: The Best Female Acting Performances of 2009

Mazur checks out the year's best female acting and offers up a mostly alternative opinion to the boring Oscar-begging consensus picks including some you might not have heard about, yet.

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Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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Part 4: All About My Mother to Sleepy Hollow (October - November 1999)

Outsiders and oddballs make up Part Four's formidable filmmakers, an idiosyncratic collection of dreamers and visionaries.

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17 Oct 2008 // 1:00 AM

Sex Drive

Sex Drive -- a raunchy, gross-out teen comedy that's based on a book called All the Way -- is no Superbad.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: October 2008

What studio suit thought this was a good idea? With four months to schedule your high priced efforts, you instead unload almost 30 overpriced pictures on an unsuspecting movie audience.

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28 Aug 2008 // 9:58 PM

What Happens in Vegas

As the saying (sort of) goes, what happens in Vegas should stay in Vegas -- so, too with this film.

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9 May 2008 // 12:59 AM

What Happens in Vegas

In What Happens in Vegas, Joy and Jack are fated to fall in lazy-movie-love.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: May 2008

In the first act of this four-part production, Tinsel Town decides to do some unbelievable front loading. Will there be room for independent offerings, or former HBO carnal comedy divas? Who knows? Without a doubt, it's an interesting way to start the season.

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17 Jan 2008 // 10:00 PM

27 Dresses

Sweet and nurturing and passive-aggressive, Jane (Katherine Heigl) is yet another movie girl in need of rescue.

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20 Nov 2007 // 9:01 PM


Giselle (Amy Adams) has the ideal animated life.

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13 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

Southland Tales

The very incoherence of Southland Tales is something like an argument, its many pieces and pronouncements a deconstructive challenge to world order.

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5 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

Shrek the Third

Is there a rule that decrees all movie-based games be mediocre?

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18 May 2007 // 10:24 AM

Acting legend Julie Andrews returns in Shrek the Third

LOS ANGELES—PUBLICIST: “You’re not going to write that you watched the Kentucky Derby in Julie Andrews’ bedroom, are you?” JOURNALIST: “I wouldn’t

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18 May 2007 // 4:00 AM

Shrek the Third (2007)

Nothing looks to be ongoing so much as Shrek, except maybe the other sequel machines huffing and puffing this summer.

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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18 Mar 2007 // 9:00 PM

The Holiday (2006)

Even though the nostalgic aspects are mildly graceful, the contemporary characters' every move is still riddled with cliché and schmaltz.

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Marina and the Diamonds Wrap Up U.S. Tour at Terminal 5 (Photos)

// Notes from the Road

"Marina's star shines bright and her iridescent pop shines brighter. Froot is her most solid album yet. Her tour continues into the new year throughout Europe.

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