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Summer of Same: May 2009

May's titles include the fourth films in two aging franchises, more Pixar perfection, and the reboot of a TV series from 40 years ago. And they say there are no new ideas.

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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In Good Company (2004)

In Good Company pushes Carter and Dan up against one another, so that they can work through their mutual anxieties, resentments, and jealousies.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Line of Fire

Line of Fire trots out an entire season's worth of supporting cast in its initial 60 minutes, each with his or her own thumbnail typology.

Chris Elliot
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Alex & Emma (2003)

It is Alex's fantasy into which the film and Emma's seeming interests devolve.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Bartleby (2001)

[The office] is a penitentiary for the non-criminal, and a continually witty and dry visual joke.

Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece
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Focus (2001)

William H. Macy plays Larry like a length of coaxial cable in a bowtie and a cardigan.

Kevin Devine

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