Articles tagged mary steenburgen

Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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Celulloid Culpability - Top 10 Film Guilty Pleasures of 2008

Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.

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7 Dec 2008 // 7:58 PM

Step Brothers

They're hostile, irritable, and unemployable; it's hilarious but also unsettling.

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5 Dec 2008 // 12:57 AM

Nobel Son

Nobel Son not only lacks honor, but it's also an undignified mess that should embarrass star Alan Rickman and everyone else involved.

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26 Nov 2008 // 12:00 AM

Four Christmases

Motherhood, Four Christmases submits, is all Kate needs to be happy. The husband, he's incidental.

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25 Nov 2008 // 10:55 PM

Four Christmases

So this is what five Oscar winners gets you? This is the result of the combined Academy caliber efforts of Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line),

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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25 Jul 2008 // 2:29 AM

Step Brothers

In Step Brothers, Nancy (Mary Steenburgen) is the ideal audience, the girl who can't fathom the anti-nuances of masculine ritual.

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These ‘Brothers’ Offer Offensive Delights

Embarrassing as it may seem, we’ve all been there - laughing when the fat man splits his pants, fighting off hysterics after an old

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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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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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The Best Big Screen Eye Candy of 2007

When flipping through my mental catalog of the year's films, certain scenes stand out. This past year offered a veritable feast of visual goodies.

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17 Sep 2007 // 3:10 AM

Jodie Foster explains why her new movie is ‘subversive’

That’s her word, not ours. Sitting in a posh suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel over a lunch of smoked salmon and blinis, the

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14 Sep 2007 // 2:00 AM

The Brave One

For all the hubbub about the sensational girl shooter, The Brave One is almost more interesting for its flaws and omissions.

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6 Sep 2007 // 1:37 AM

Woman with gun: Jodie Foster in ‘The Brave One’

Jodie Foster is in Queensland, Australia, on the phone, in a room looking over the ocean. It’s early morning, and a storm is blowing. “

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28 Mar 2007 // 2:00 AM

The Dead Girl (2006)

An anthology of five stories organized around the titular corpse, the movie is a bleak but oddly robust homage to women's survival and defeat in the face of violence, oppression, and non-options.

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2 May 2005 // 12:00 AM

Joan of Arcadia

Joan is more a young girl answering to an authority figure than a blind-faith disciple.

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29 Nov 2004 // 12:00 AM

Ragtime (1981)

Profound as Coalhouse walker's story might be, Ragtime is about far more.

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3 May 2004 // 12:00 AM

Casa de los Babys (2003)

The movie, which focuses on a group of U.S. women arrived in an unidentified Latin American country to adopt children, is as much about cultural imperialism and racism as it is about women and babies.

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10 Nov 2003 // 12:00 AM

Elf (2003)

Crass and cunning: 'tis the season.

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More Recent Articles
//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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