Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

The Guilty Pleasure Films of 2009 | 4 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM

Someone, the same old suspects show up on this list - cheesy horror films, goofy gross out comedies, and the occasional certified WTF title. Lucky for us, 2009 was no different when it came to culpable schlock.

Part One: September | 7 Sep 2009 // 5:00 PM

Our spread starts off with a collection of cast-offs, creative risks, and the contractually obligated releases. While there may be a substantial helping of something entertaining during this hefty four-week first course, don't be put off by such a portion size. To paraphrase an old saying, too many mediocre movies can definitely spoil the season-ing.


Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs | 17 Sep 2009 // 11:30 PM

While the plotting runs on autopilot, with a few parent-friendly references to disaster movies of the past, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs also taps repeatedly into appealingly childish fantasies.


Sidekicks Rule! | 8 Nov 2010 // 7:00 AM

Ten examples of cinematic 'second bananas', the glue that holds most superhero/genre efforts together.


Why can't Hollywood clear its 'Cloudy' vision? | 24 Sep 2009 // 11:26 PM

Hollywood can do many things well, but it can't do small. It's not geared for small. It's afraid of small. It distrusts small. In particular

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

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"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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