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Features

Monday, May 3 2010

2010 Summer Movie Preview - June

After May's gangbusters' start, June settles down with The A-Team, Toy Story 3, and more Twilight.


Thursday, January 15 2009

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.


Monday, January 12 2009

Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.


Reviews

Thursday, April 26 2012

‘The Five-Year Engagement’ is a Preordained Slog

This grindingly long romantic comedy suffers from the smug belief that a couple of affable stars can compensate for a lazy lack of purpose.


Friday, June 4 2010

Judd Apatow Returns with the Bromance 'Get Him to the Greek'

Russell Brand sings some of the best fake British rock songs since Spinal Tap, tunes that are actually quite catchy.


Sunday, October 12 2008

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Three-Disc Unrated Collector's Edition)

A better than average romantic comedy, despite a plot with few surprises, this owes a great deal of its success to Segal and the sincerity he brings to his character.


Friday, April 18 2008

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

In Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Rachel is initially uninterested in Peter's story. It is, after all, the same story, again.


Blogs

Friday, May 9 2014

'Neighbors' and What a Drag It Is, Getting Old

This combination of authentic emotions and farcical fantasy works, thanks to a group of actors who know how to mix truth with exaggeration.


Friday, June 4 2010

Get Him to the Greek: An Uneven Journey at Best

Get Him to the Greek frequently sacrifices snickers to concentrate on kitchen sink contrivances. Instead of adding gravitas to the film, they frequently halt it's insane gusto.


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