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Strained Sweetness Leads to a Bitter Feeling in 'No Stranger Than Love'

Obsessing over gross small town stereotypes, facile symbolism, and mawkish philosophical exposition, this is an uneven mess, and misses opportunities.

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The House Bunny

Brendon Bouzard
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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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Untraceable

Even if you take the film's moral lesson at face value, the overkill is discouraging, and not very instructive.

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Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.

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King Kong (2005)

Jackson's film makes Ann's admiration for Kong an earnest distraction from her eventual, proper coupledom with Jack (who, even with Brody's Men's Health coverboy abs, can't compete with the potent spectacle of Kong).

Cynthia Fuchs
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Orange County (2002)

More than anything else, 'Orange County' is mundane.

Cynthia Fuchs
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