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Seth Gordon

Features

Tuesday, May 3 2011

Summer Movie Preview: July 2011

If automatons are battling genetically altered soldiers, talking animals, extraterrestrials, and cowpokes for box office supremacy, it must be July.


Wednesday, September 10 2008

Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.


Reviews

Sunday, June 2 2013

'Identity Thief' Struggles With Its Own Identity

Despite a solid trope and a topical premise, the story and characters aren’t quite sure what, or who, they want to be.


Thursday, February 7 2013

'Identity Thief': Stolen Cars, Guns, and Projectile Vomiting -- 'Nuff Said

Identity Thief is like all the other supposedly transgressive comedies. No matter the pretense of defiance or rebellion, the moral is always the same: follow the rules.


Monday, October 17 2011

'Horrible Bosses' Is Too Tame to Be a Black Comedy and Too Dark to Be a Lark

Horrible Bosses offers some delicious tidbits of comedy, but disappoints as the black comedy it could have been.


Friday, July 8 2011

'Horrible Bosses' Is a Horrible Choice for Jennifer Aniston

Horrible Bosses treats women, and especially Jennifer Aniston's character, in familiar ways -- either ignored or openly maligned.


Tuesday, April 5 2011

'Breaking In': Office Work

There's plenty of comedy potential in a show about weekly heists. But the first two episodes of only manage to elicit the occasional chuckle.


Blogs

Tuesday, November 25 2008

Four Christmases

So this is what five Oscar winners gets you? This is the result of the combined Academy caliber efforts of Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line),


News

Wednesday, August 22 2007

He's the 'King of Kong,' and a real-life movie star

SEATTLE -- In this corner: Steve Wiebe of Redmond, Wash., a junior-high teacher and all-around nice guy. In that corner: Billy "Gamer of the Century"


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