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Tuesday, July 1 2014

The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview: July 2014

We take another trip to a certain simian world, we have another experience with an annual government authorized night of lawlessness, and we get our second sighting of a mythic Greek muscleman.


Monday, May 2 2011

Summer Movie Preview: June 2011

The return of everyone's favorite mutants, the arrival of an intergalactic peacekeeper, and some guy with a bunch of birds marks June's idea of sunny Summer fun.


Reviews

Friday, July 18 2014

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel Act Out for 'Sex Tape'

Sex Tape demonstrates that it's very hard to do a funny movie about the difficulty of maintaining a successful marriage.


Tuesday, October 18 2011

'Bad Teacher', Good Job

The filmmakers don't frame Elizabeth as stupid so much as possessing a particular taste for booze, junk food, expensive shoes, and bitchery; Diaz plays her as a popular girl gone to seed.


Monday, September 19 2011

'New Girl' Is More Like 'Recycled Girl'

The promos for New Girl suggest that it’s something new or at least mildly unusual. But its first episode looks like more of the same.


Thursday, June 23 2011

'Bad Teacher': Been There

As you come to the movie's gooey center, you're also reminded that this summer's ostensible new movie idea -- girls as alternating objects-subjects of raunchy comedies -- is less than new.


Tuesday, April 8 2008

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Whatever flaws this Apatow-produced genre parody may carry, it's all forgotten when you're presented with a DVD overstuffed with extras that are almost as funny as the movie itself.


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