Articles tagged kristen bell

Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Three-Disc Unrated Collector’s Edition)

A better than average romantic comedy, despite a plot with few surprises, this owes a great deal of its success to Segal and the sincerity he brings to his character.

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1 Sep 2008 // 10:00 PM

Heroes: Season 2

Season 2 of Heroes had a lot to live up to. Some say it didn't quite succeed. This four-disc box set, loaded with extraordinary extra features, puts things right.

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18 Apr 2008 // 5:55 AM

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

In Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Rachel is initially uninterested in Peter's story. It is, after all, the same story, again.

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High Redefinition: The 30 Best TV Shows of 2007

In memoriam of a TV season cut down before its prime time, PopMatters staff celebrates the Top 30 TV Shows of 2007. Some are old favorites. Others have barely made their impression felt. But at a time when all broadcast fortunes are up in the air, they definitely deserve the recognition.

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11 Oct 2007 // 10:00 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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28 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Veronica Mars

An uneven season of Veronica Mars only means that maybe a third of the episodes were terrific, and the rest were merely enjoyable, clever, and stylish.

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28 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

Veronica Mars

The final scenes of Veronica Mars offered no sense of closure. Rather, we were left with the sense we'd been denied a genuinely thrilling fourth season.

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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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3 Oct 2006 // 3:00 AM

Veronica Mars

"It's time for a fresh start," she muses while making her way across the Hearst College campus. "How 'bout you try not to piss anyone off this time around?"

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13 Aug 2006 // 11:00 PM

Pulse (2006)

The ghost mirrors Mattie and threatens her: even as she thinks she imagines it, she doesn't.

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28 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Veronica Mars

Even as Veronica observes that 'all appears hunky-dory' now, she's not about to believe such nonsense.

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17 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Veronica Mars

With the end of the Lily Kane murder case, Veronica Mars is flirting with that television taboo: changing the status quo.

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4 Oct 2004 // 12:00 AM

Veronica Mars

You don't want to make Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) angry. Her revenge is swift, public, and humiliating.

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11 Mar 2004 // 12:00 AM

Spartan (2004)

David Mamet extends his famous preoccupation with masculine preoccupations into the murky workings of the U.S. government.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Veronica Mars

Beaver's budding criminal career underlined one of Veronica Mars' favorite themes: the abuse of power by the rich.

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St. Vincent, Beck, and More Heat Up Boston Calling on Memorial Day Weekend

// Notes from the Road

"With vibrant performances by artists including St. Vincent and TV on the Radio, the first half of the bi-annual Boston Calling Festival brought additional excitement to Memorial Day weekend.

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