Articles tagged leslie mann

7 Aug 2009 // 4:35 AM

Leslie Mann has her meatiest role yet opposite Adam Sandler

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Leslie Mann laughs a lot now, but she didn’t always think her life was so amusing. In fact, she winces whenever

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29 Apr 2009 // 9:00 PM

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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28 Apr 2009 // 9:00 PM

Summer of Same: July 2009

In a rare attempt at novelty, July jets along with only Harry Potter and the Ice Age crew sampling continuing series spoils. The rest provide unknown pleasures.

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17 Apr 2009 // 2:05 AM

17 Again

As much fun as 17 Again has with its young-again reverie, the conclusions Mike reaches are not fantastic, but, more accurately, adult.

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21 Mar 2008 // 4:26 AM

Drillbit Taylor

Posing as a bodyguard and life coach for a trio of high school freshmen, Drillbit doesn't look even a little bit sincere.

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24 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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10 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

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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20 Dec 2007 // 2:48 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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25 Sep 2007 // 9:59 PM

Knocked Up

Taken as a straightforward comedy, Knocked Up is extremely satisfying. Taken as a more serious meditation on adulthood and priorities, though . . .

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1 Jun 2007 // 3:57 AM

TV geek Seth Rogen becomes a movie star

If you’re perplexed to hear that this summer’s break out movie star is a 24-year-old, self-described “Canadian Jew” who ends almost every sentence

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With Judd Apatow’s films and TV shows, familiarity breeds hilarity

If practice really does make perfect, then Knocked Up should be just about the perfect comedy. Writer and director Judd Apatow’s follow-up to 2005’s

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1 Jun 2007 // 2:00 AM

Knocked Up (2007)

While the Pete and Ben romance is based in their similarities, their most moving discovery is their unconditional devotion to the differences embodied by girls.

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If big screen comedy has an assigned savior, it just might be Judd Apatow. With the beloved 40 Year Old Virgin fresh in everyone’s minds,

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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