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15 Mar 2011 // 5:19 AM

SXSW Film Festival Day 2: ‘Super’ and ‘Being Elmo’

If Super was on your radar, then it’s probably safe to say you are in the four percent that it was made for. And you will more than likely have yourself a grand ol’ time.

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30 Mar 2009 // 4:09 AM

‘Monsters’ voice role a first for Reese Witherspoon

Animation offers a world of different challenges for actors. Tools like body movement, facial expressions and hand gestures are no longer available to sell a

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30 Mar 2009 // 4:07 AM

‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ tops weekend box office

The 3-D animated film “Monsters vs. Aliens” was easily the top draw at U.S. movie theaters this weekend, bringing in some $58.2 million through Sunday

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27 Mar 2009 // 5:00 AM

Monsters vs. Aliens

Monsters vs. Aliens is both a spoof and celebration of mid-century creature features, offering positive, if well-worn, "messages for the kids."

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The New Golden Age of British TV Comedy

Every once in awhile, Britain rules over America. The Office, Spaced, Coupling and other British shows are gradually narrowing the Atlantic-sized gap between the United States and England.

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11 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Back to Basics - The 30 Best TV Shows of 2008

The Year in TV was a lot like the US economy: struggling until summer and then tanking under the hope of a 2009 comeback. Still, our staff found 30 solid reasons to be cheerful come entertainment investment time.

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15 Oct 2008 // 10:01 PM

Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.

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Routine ‘Rocker’ Is Nothing New

Rock stardom is a standard personal fantasy. It represents two very elusive elements - the power that music has over all of us and the

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20 Aug 2008 // 12:00 AM

The Rocker

The Rocker is almost salvaged by the charming performances of its actual youngsters (as opposed to the adults doing youngster shtick).

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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17 Jan 2008 // 9:00 PM

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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11 Oct 2007 // 2:00 AM

The Office

Next came a series of sitcom-ish moments that read like the white board from the writers' room.

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7 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Office: Season Three

Fans met the news of an American adaptation of The Office with outright skepticism, but it's safe to say that the American version of The Office has lost little of the original's sense of unease in its portrayal of the American workplace.

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23 Jul 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Last Mimzy (2007)

Where the science ends and the fantasy begins is made too clear in The Last Mimzy.

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22 May 2007 // 10:00 PM

The Office

The Office offers someone we can always laugh at: Michael (Steve Carell), arguably the most sympathetic asshole on television, ever.

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23 Mar 2007 // 4:26 AM

The Last Mimzy (2007)

Unlike her obvious precursor, E.T., Mimzy isn't wrinkly or strange or even very mobile, nothing that might frighten the All-American youngsters who discover her.

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31 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)

This film hovers somewhere between sappy romantic comedy and action movie, falling back on lazy gender-reversal jokes and super hero tropes.

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10 Jan 2007 // 7:59 PM

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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28 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Office

Michael's misguided efforts to ingratiate himself with his subordinates and all but force them to be his friends are the core of The Office's comedy.

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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