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The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

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Consumer Apocalypse: WALL-E

As part of a double dose of Disney Monday, Chris Barsanti looks at the recent release from CG savants Pixar.

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WALL∙E

For much of WALL∙E, the titular robot speaks not a word, but instead whimpers or exclaims, his language an assortment of expressive erps and eeps.

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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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Curb Your Enthusiasm

The world of Curb Your Enthusiasm revolves around "Larry David," a self-absorbed lout whose inability to grow up should have left him friendless long ago.

Jesse Hicks
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I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

Instead of neuroses that are black-tinged and deep-seated, most of I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With's navel-gazing is genial to the point of being childlike.

Tricia Olszewski
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This Filthy World (2006)

The 'Pope of Trash' may look like a fiend, but he has the authority and enthusiasm of a professor – the kind who can pack the auditorium.

Emma Simmonds
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Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

For a comedy with so much politico-cultural baggage on its mind (and it's not above using Enron as a final punch line), Dick and Jane remains curiously inert.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Fourth Season

The big laughs emerge from the same place they always have: Larry David's excruciating absorption in life's smallest problems.

Tim Whitelaw
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Sleepover (2004)

Grown up out of the Spy Kids franchise, awkwardly charming Alexa Vega has run smack into tweens heck.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Daddy Day Care (2003)

Too many scenes (and far too many montages) seem in slow motion, even though they involve kids moving at something approximating warp-speed.

Cynthia Fuchs
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