Articles tagged jason lee

Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.

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1 Jan 2008 // 9:58 PM

My Name Is Earl: Season 2

The second season of My Name is Earl is a series of refreshing warmth, essentially dealing in redemption, whilst carefully sidestepping the pitfall of schmaltz.

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17 Dec 2007 // 3:07 AM

Jason Lee yells ‘Al-vinnnnn!’

BURBANK, Calif. - It’s the last day of shooting on the “My Name is Earl” set in the San Fernando Valley. The Writers Guild

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14 Dec 2007 // 2:55 AM

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Without moral or emotional guidance, overworked and overpraised, the kids become preening, self-involved monsters.

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11 Oct 2007 // 2:00 AM

My Name is Earl

Earl is proof that a popular primetime sitcom can be both bitingly funny and socially relevant.

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5 Aug 2007 // 4:24 AM

Underdog (2007)

Underdog is so piecemeal it should come with a roll of duct tape.

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Part 5: The Return of the Auteur

That noise you heard near the start of the new millennium was the creative din of a brash new breed of filmmakers tearing down the traditions of mainstream moviemaking. Their motion picture mission statements -- including the ones featured on this list -- remain the rulebook for new generations of anxious film artists.

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Rising Son - The Legend of Skateboarder Christian Hosoi (2006)

Christian Hosoi was the coolest of the cool, a brash and rowdy pin-up idol whose talent took him to the apex of the skateboarding world during the '80s, only to leave him flailing when the world moved on without him.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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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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My Name is Earl: The Complete First Season

At the end of "Joy's Wedding," Earl lets loose to Young MC's "Bust a Move" his eyes brightening and his mouth melting into a blissful grin. It's a sublimely goofy moment.

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20 Sep 2005 // 1:00 AM

My Name Is Earl

What's so wonderful about My Name Is Earl is that it's a comedy with its heart in the right place and everything else gleefully in the gutter.

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19 Sep 2005 // 4:00 PM

My Name Is Earl

Earl's not the sharpest tool in the barn, but his learning process made for entertaining TV.

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The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

They inhabit an ideal world, located, a title helpfully informs you, on an isolated island off the Eastern Coast of the United States, 1986. They coo and cuddle, he coughs ominously, and they seem momentarily content, absorbed in one another. And then comes trouble.

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7 Mar 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Incredibles (2004)

Its snark makes The Incredibles one of those cartoons that mainstream, self-knowing adults might appreciate along with their kids.

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5 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Incredibles (2004)

Instead of dolls and fishies, the stars of the The Incredibles are angsty adults, specifically, superheroes whose flying-high heyday is over.

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20 Mar 2003 // 1:00 AM

Dreamcatcher (2003)

One thing you can say about 'Dreamcatcher': you can't really say one thing about it.

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16 Jan 2003 // 1:00 AM

A Guy Thing (2003)

A movie of this sort depends on a relentless illogic.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Here's the short version of this review: 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' is a very funny movie.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Heartbreakers (2001)

Longtime 'Simpsons' writer and executive producer David Mirkin's predilection for wickedly witty cartoonishness is only slightly tempered in his live-action movies.

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Double Take: 'The French Connection' (1971)

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"You pick your feet in Poughkeepsie, and we pick The French Connection for Double Take #18.

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