Articles tagged jon lovitz

Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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13 Nov 2007 // 10:00 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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NewsRadio - The Complete Fifth Season

There must be some kind of NewsRadio curse that keeps its actors from ever turning in a comedic performance better than the ones on this show.

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29 Oct 2006 // 11:45 PM

As Tommy Flanagan, Jon Lovitz was the pathological liar who insisted he was a senator, the man who penned “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction”

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14 Apr 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Benchwarmers (2006)

It's a shame that tee-heeing at gayness couldn't be jettisoned for the kids, rather than re-emphasized.

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23 Dec 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Producers (2005)

No one can be wholly ruined in a big fat sardonic musical, a form demanding grandeur, gaucheness, and above all, giddy delights. Unfortunately, this movie musical rather forgets the movie part.

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8 Nov 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Stepford Wives (2004)

Director Frank Oz asserts, 'There is no such a thing as Stepford. Stepford is in the mind.'"

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17 Jun 2004 // 1:00 AM

The Stepford Wives (2004)

Joanna's paucity of spirit is odiously illustrated during the first five minutes of The Stepford Wives.

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The Critic: The Complete Series

Jon Lovitz's alter ego allows for his two biggest strengths as a performer: sarcasm and ironic overacting.

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Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003)

David Spade movies are pathetic by definition.

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19 May 2000 // 2:03 AM

Small Time Crooks

Allen’s best work achieved greatness by being more than funny —by revealing or capturing something more substantive about human relationships. With Small Time Crooks, the substance comes from the unexpected satire of class differences that gets at something truer than a mere fish-out-of-water story.

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3000 Miles to Graceland (2001)

Even the magnetic Ice T -- who has about three minutes on screen as a super-sneery mercenary and who has notoriously bad taste when it comes to picking scripts -- looks like he's made an unusually bad decision with '3000 Miles to Graceland'.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Cats & Dogs (2001)

In 'Cats & Dogs', the colors are a little too bright, everything is a bit too perfect. And all is not as swell as the humans would think: it's 'American Beauty' for pets.

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