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Discover a Hero in ‘Cedar Rapids’

What's at first blush a light-hearted comedy is actually a much more profound tale.

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Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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14 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

OMG - The 20 Worst Films of 2008

There's bad, and then there's 2008 level bad. You know this list is looking down into a deep dark bottomless pit of cinematic despair when Mike Myers' shameful Love Guru didn't even make the Top 20!

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NewsRadio: The Complete Series

True to its five-year run, this classic for the comedy archives remains underhyped.

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19 Sep 2008 // 10:47 PM

Leatherheads (2008)

The media just loves to fawn over George Clooney. With his combination of classic Hollywood charisma and contemporary self-effacing nerve, he tends to enhance, and

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21 May 2008 // 9:59 PM

Over Her Dead Body

Its humor is, to put it kindly, unsophisticated, and forms the backdrop to a love story that feels like being stuck on an awkward first date.

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George Clooney picked ‘Leatherheads’ for the fun factor

In 2005, between his Oscar-nominated directing turn with “Good Night, and Good Luck” and his Oscar-winning performance in “Syriana,” George Clooney became known as a political-movie

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4 Apr 2008 // 2:53 AM

Leatherheads

Pleasant and clever, Leatherheads is not built for surprises.

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1 Feb 2008 // 1:57 AM

Over Her Dead Body

The premise of Over Her Dead Body is Eva Longoria Parker, dead.

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17 Jan 2008 // 11:00 PM

Mad Money

Mad Money borrows liberally and carelessly from Set It Off, still a smart, angry film about class divisions that have only grown wider since 1996.

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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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14 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Path to 9/11

The motives and actions of the heroes transcend reproach; the bad guys are so inscrutably evil, they come across as the beady-eyed mole people in B-grade science fiction movies.

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King of the Hill: The Complete Season Six

King of the Hill: The Complete Sixth Season, like the last few Hill DVD sets, suffers from underappreciation, yet it's one of the few recent sitcoms worth talking about.

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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

The team is scrappy and determined, willing to endure repeated -- and I mean repeated -- batterings with wrenches and balls.

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