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Monday, January 9 2012

The Guilty Pleasure Films of 2011

You may snicker when looking over this list, but these are the films of 2011 that made us feel guilty for loving them so -- and love them we do.


Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best 30 Films of 2009

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Male Film Performances of 2009

Certainly, the multi-millionaire boy's club represented here is heavy on the dramatics and light on the more 'amusing' fare. But if you really give this list a meaningful perusal you'll see a few genre and jokester surprises along the way.


Wednesday, January 16 2008

Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.


Thursday, May 3 2007

Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.


Reviews

Monday, October 28 2013

Curb Your Enthusiasm for 'Clear History'

Larry David's latest venture in feature filmmaking is a half-baked wrinkle on the "Curb" formula, but wouldn't it be rude not to watch?


Sunday, June 24 2012

'The Newsroom': Mr. Sorkin Goes to HBO

You know you're watching an Aaron Sorkin drama when a character in The Newsroom launches into a monologue that covers the history of American journalism, the basis of a democratic society, and the major themes of Don Quixote.


Tuesday, September 13 2011

'Paul': A Road Trip Flick, 'E.T.'-Style

Like Kevin Smith before them, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost probably strike a lot of nerds as one of their own: normal-looking blokes with self-taught expertise in any number of movie genres.


Friday, March 18 2011

'Paul': Vaguely Greenish

Paul succeeds because it respects its sources, embracing the clichés of alien movies while simultaneously subverting them.


Tuesday, September 1 2009

Adventureland

A hugely enjoyable blend of humor and agony that captures the confused, painful, but open-ended state of late adolescence.


Adventureland [3.Apr.09]
Superbad [17.Aug.07]
Superbad [16.Aug.07]

Blogs

Friday, March 18 2011

Paul: Geek Speak Supreme

This is a very good film. One imagines though that it could have been great... very great indeed.


Wednesday, January 19 2011

Whatever Simon Says

Simon Pegg. Nick Frost. Together, they're pretty much unstoppable.


Wednesday, December 9 2009

Adventureland

Adventureland - Miramax [$29.99 / $44.99 Blu-ray]


Saturday, August 22 2009

Adventureland (2009): Blu-ray

They really shouldn't call it coming of age. That simply suggests the passage or arrival of time. Instead, they should label it "the moment of


Wednesday, April 8 2009

Adventureland: Bastards of Young

A loping comedy of displacement that snaps off dozens of easy laughs without breaking a sweat, Adventureland transcends the indie comedy trap by dint of not being content merely to capture its milieu but to animate it.


News

Sunday, August 19 2007

Seth Rogen turns his adolescence into 'Superbad'

LOS ANGELES -- Earlier this summer, when writer-producer Judd Apatow was promoting his new comedy "Knocked Up," he was asked by a skeptical reporter if


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