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Cross Examination: David Cross on His New Special, Trump, and (Of Course) Colonics

David Cross, the alum of comedy classics like Arrested Development and Mr. Show, talks Trump, time travel, and his penchant for coming up with terrible names for his standup specials.

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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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The Best Of Dr. Katz

There aren’t many DVDs that can offer such a variety of established comics doing what they do best.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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I'm Not There, and Neither Are You

The Bob Dylan film, I’m Not There, shows that the main puzzle behind pop music’s most enigmatic personality resides right here, within us all.

George Reisch, Peter Vernezze and Paul Lulewicz
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Kung Fu Panda

Big and bouncy, Kung Fu Panda is another powerhouse Family Entertainment that means to pummel its young viewers into adulation.

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: June 2008

If May almost tent-poled itself out of existence, June will be even worse. After all, are audiences really ready for 13 major release in less than two months -- with more to come?

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The Grand

Werner Herzog plays The German. In another movie, this might be all you need to know.

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A Gallery of Good Works: The Best Films of 2007

From Julian Schnabel's artsy The Diving Bell and the Butterfly to the legendary Coen Brothers splendid adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men, PopMatters counts down the 30 best films of 2007.

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Super Duper Bad: The Worst Films of 2007

From Good Luck Chuck to Julie Taymor's ill-advised Beatlesque '60s tribute Across the Universe, PopMatters presents the dreck of 2007.

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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Female

From the most sweetly nuanced performance of Jennifer Jason Leigh's career to Cate Blanchett's revelatory portrayal of Bob Dylan in I'm Not There, the women of 2007 were stellar.

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Alvin and the Chipmunks

Without moral or emotional guidance, overworked and overpraised, the kids become preening, self-involved monsters.

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Part 5 - Beyond the Envelope

The format forced the issue among cult and commercial products. And TV on DVD highlighted the cream of the creative, forward thinking crop.

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Part 4 - Feasts from the Fringe

Cable created supply where there was little or no demand. Out of the myriad of subject specific programming, a few gemstones managed to shine.

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Net-Works: The Best TV of 2006

You won't have to look far along your television dial to discover the Top TV picks from PopMatters staff. From 20 upward, each entry represents the boob tube at its best.

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School for Scoundrels (2006)

Amanda is demoted from object of desire to prop, so wan and undirected that she'll fall for whoever happens to be winning the boys' contest at any given moment.

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Arrested Development

Arrested Development went down uncompromised, with guns a-blazing and showing no remorse over its own potential demise.

Amanda Ann Klein
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Arrested Development: Season Two

Twenty-two minutes of a single episode of Arrested Development is still funnier than an entire night of Must-See TV.

Stephen Kelly
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Arrested Development

Arrested Development is too dense, too smart, too strange. These are all ways of saying that it's too good.

Jesse Hassenger
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Arrested Development: Season One

Arrested Development is Bad Behavior writ large, and it is the most consistently funny half-hour to grace the Idiot Box in a long time.

John G. Nettles
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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

At once abstract and heartfelt, sincere and weirdly charming, the film unhinges conventions of linear narrative along with romantic comedy.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Arrested Development

That Arrested Development mines its laughs by taking potshots at the filthy rich makes it so much more delicious.

Stephen Kelly
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