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‘Arrested Development’ Season 4 Trailer & Banana Stand Pics

Grab your denim cutoffs, the Bluth Family is returning whether you like it or not.

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In Defense of the Return of ‘Arrested Development’

In theory, it shouldn't be hard for those who care about Arrested Development's comeback to actually root for it to succeed.

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19 Apr 2009 // 3:45 AM

Sit Down, Shut Up

The characters are boorish and egomaniacal. The comedy is crude. And the cast is terrific.

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17 Apr 2009 // 6:10 AM

State of Play

In this new universe where facts are mutable and ends are means, so-called ethical triumphs can only be short-term.

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Unheroic superhero appealed to director ‘Hancock’ director Peter Berg

“I loved the idea of an alcoholic, nihilistic, subversive superhero, fighting crime drunk,” says Peter Berg about “Hancock” - a screenplay that’s been kicking

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2 Jul 2008 // 5:22 AM

He’s the straight man, the Every man — the Bate-man!

The part reads, “mild-mannered, middle-aged white guy, kind of idealistic, sort of a cheerleader, not the utter pushover he seems.” And oh yeah, “Make him

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2 Jul 2008 // 3:00 AM

Hancock

John Hancock is a black superhero desired and derided by crowds who are informed by spectacles, stereotypes, and fear.

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‘Hancock’ Hampered by Schizophrenic Script

Will Smith is the new up to date version of the late in life career of Charleton Heston. No, he’s not some gun wielding

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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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13 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

Juno

Teens have their precious catchphrases and secret languages, but they're nervous, fumbling creatures. They don’t come equipped with Chaucer-like witticisms, or razor-sharp retorts.

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17 Jan 2008 // 7:13 AM

‘Juno’ grows and grows

For a low-budget movie with no major names in its cast, “Juno” has become a force to be reckoned with. Last weekend the indie comedy

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.

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20 Dec 2007 // 3:48 AM

Oh, baby! 2007 gave birth to a brood of pregnancy comedies

In “Juno,” the new, life-affirming teen pregnancy comedy, our spunky 16-year-old heroine is aghast to learn she’s been knocked up. “I was thinking I’

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10 Dec 2007 // 5:20 AM

Diablo Cody, from stripper to The Screenwriter

Diablo Cody’s Cinderella moment had arrived. Her film “Juno” was less than four hours from its Hollywood premiere. As the Centerpiece Gala presentation of

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5 Dec 2007 // 2:04 AM

Juno

A movie about a 16-year-old girl's unplanned pregnancy, Juno manages to avoid any significant emotional depths, despite its plainly complex subject.

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It Felt Fluid and Rhythmic: An Interview with Diablo Cody and Ellen Page

The story in Juno is unpredictable and touching. But Cody's dialogue is exceptional, a flurry of hip, witty words that snap and dissipate before you can accuse them of being too stylized.

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Mr. Magoriums Wonder Emporium

The adults aren't fully to blame for their dreariness, as they are saddled with a cumbersome script that too plainly emulates Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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9 Nov 2007 // 2:47 AM

Today’s foreign wars are Hollywood hell

This is not your grandfather’s war. This war is unpopular and controversial, seemingly endless. But that hasn’t stopped Hollywood from releasing a series

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11 Oct 2007 // 11:00 PM

Part 5 - Beyond the Envelope

The format forced the issue among cult and commercial products. And TV on DVD highlighted the cream of the creative, forward thinking crop.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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