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The Best Television Performers of 2008

More than anything, though, I wish all those political pundits would take some time off, to rest and let their vocal cords recuperate. That truly would make for a happy new year.

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Pushing Daisies

Pushing Daisies features super-saturated colors and bright, bold patterns, a perfect antidote to the dark and grainy moodiness that permeates most primetime dramas.

Marisa LaScala
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The Brothers Solomon

The jumble of styles would be a momentum-killer even if the jokes did work, but an overwhelming number don't.

Tricia Olszewski
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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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The Nine: Series Premiere

It is less an indictment of American social breakdowns than pabulum for suburban narcissists.

Lesley Smith
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Roll Bounce (2005)

'Teenage boys alone in Chicago for the summer spells trouble, especially with a lot of pretty extras around,' says Malcolm Lee.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Killer Instinct

Despite its frequent reveling in eroticized violence against women, Killer Instinct demonstrates some awareness of the problem.

Todd R. Ramlow
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Roll Bounce (2005)

While Roll Bounce means to be feel-good, its formulaic route to that end is often tedious.

Cynthia Fuchs
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I, Robot (2004)

'It's harder and harder to make straight-ahead sci-fi and straight-ahead comic book movies,' says Akiva Goldsman.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Terminal (2004)

The saga of Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) is an apt reflection of what might be termed a global fear.

Cynthia Fuchs
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I, Robot (2004)

These green-screen jamborees are utterly summer-blockbustery (or maybe just Will-Smithy), but they also tend to substitute for ideas.

Cynthia Fuchs
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The Terminal (2004)

Viktor is pronounced 'unacceptable', a man without nation, identity, or status.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Narc (2002)

Both Henry and Nick are addicted, in different ways, to the job, the adrenalin it churns up.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Paid in Full (2002)

It's not a standard issue dealer movie, featuring strong performances, a shrewd narrative structure, and subtle, smart resistance to stereotypes.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Cradle 2 the Grave (2003)

Deemed 'The Next Tom Cruise' by 'GQ' magazine, the prolific, asthmatic, and charismatic Dark Man X continues to power his way into the movies.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Narc (2002)

Both Henry and Nick are addicted, in different ways, to the job, the adrenalin it churns up.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Paid in Full (2002)

As familiar as this story sounds (and is), Ace is hardly your usual somebody.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Undercover Brother (2002)

Peppered with Chappellian hilarities (and the man can riff), it is more like Austin Powers than a hard-hitting satire, minus Mike Meyers' mania, plus Lee's deft direction and Griffin's own brand of energy.

Cynthia Fuchs
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