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Summer of Same: June 2009

This month's "original" fare offers a take on a Sid and Marty Krofft classic, more battling seizure robots, and the retaking of '70s subway thriller. Everything old is new again.

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Definitely, Maybe

As much as she wants her dad's story to be a kind of hybrid surprise, Maya early on comprehends its conventionality.

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No Reservations (2007)

That No Reservations can't imagine an alternative life for Kate makes all the energetic food-loving seem a little sad -- more sublimation than revelation.

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Monkey Business (Part 3: July)

Finally, a month with only one remaining series contender. All wizard based Potter-y aside, this will be the most tenuous time for the business called show. After a strong start, the eccentric collection of entertainments here could make or break this potentially record shattering motion picture season.

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The Ultimate Gift (2006)

As in 300, all plot events, visual compositions, and supporting others are in place to redeem, enlighten, and celebrate the straight white male protagonist.

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The Pay Off: The Best Film of 2006

For many of the movies on PopMatters' 2006 list of the year's best films, it is clear that a heavy personal and professional stake was riding on the final product.

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Little Miss Sunshine is that rare comedic film that earns its laughs through textured characterizations and authentic, humanizing contradictions.

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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Even as Sheryl and Grandpa try to soothe little Olive, her father's "refuse to lose" credo creates a mountain of expectation.

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Signs (2002)

PULL.

Cynthia Fuchs
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