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Features

Sunday, April 26 2009

Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.


Reviews

Monday, May 19 2014

'Vampire Academy': It's Just About High School

Some of the seams of the vampire / teenager connection are starting to show.


Thursday, June 16 2011

'Mr. Popper's Penguins': Bodily Functions

The movie insists on treating a group of animals as, essentially, little people. At least they don't talk.


Thursday, April 30 2009

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past submits that Connor deserves to be saved by Jenny. But it never shows how or why she should bother with him.


Thursday, September 15 2005

Just Like Heaven (2005)

Because Elizabeth inhabits a romantic comedy, her frantic pace and lonely life cannot continue.


Sunday, September 19 2004

Mean Girls (2004)

Concerns Cady's transformation, as she's subjected to high school and the 'mean girls' who prowl its corridors.


Mean Girls (2004) [28.Apr.04]

Blogs

Friday, February 7 2014

'Vampire Academy' Sucks!

Vampire Academy is not a movie for the uninvited or the uninitiated. If it were any more niche it would be made for one single career gal living in a loft apartment somewhere in BFE, Missouri.


Thursday, June 16 2011

'Popper's Penguins' Are Pathetic

Mr. Popper's Penguins is all about the lowest of the lowest common denominators. When in doubt, it runs to animal gas or inherent cuteness as an entertainment placeholder.


Friday, May 1 2009

'Ghosts' is Passable RomCom Fare

Remember when Matthew McConaughey was the next big thing? Around the release of A Time to Kill, when he was the "it" actor bound for


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