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'Parenthood', or, Beating One's Head Against the Wall

For its last four seasons, Parenthood has owned the territory of manufactured middle-class angst.

Lesley Smith
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The Amateurs

This film has a great deal of potential, but like many of the characterizations, it's not fully realized.

Jessica Suarez
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Evan Almighty (2007)

Evan Almighty is expertly forged to be a superficial audience friendly phenomenon, the kind of movie that has critics and the cultured scratching their heads over its continued success.

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Because I Said So (2007)

Two long hours that I will sadly never get back.

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The Gilmore Girls

Though its fans were fiercely loyal, The Gilmore Girls skated from season to season with marginal ratings.

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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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Because I Said So (2007)

Tacky and terminally bland, Because I Said So sets up one basic joke -- the interfering mother -- and runs it into the ground.

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Gilmore Girls

Communication is always the problem on Gilmore Girls: though mom and daughter are famous for their witty banter, they're terrible at mustering the courage to say what they want.

Samantha Bornemann
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Gilmore Girls

Without Palladino, Gilmore Girls will certainly be different... it just might be better.

Willa Paskin
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Gilmore Girls

Lorelai and Paris, Rory and her grandparents... Gilmore Girls' most long-standing relationships seem set for realignment in Season Six.

Samantha Bornemann
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The Pacifier (2004)

To convince Brad Garrett to wear a wrestling singlet, director Adam Shankman reminded him that 'Dignity is trumped by funny.'"

Cynthia Fuchs
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Gilmore Girls: The Complete Third Season

The casual, chatty extras capture the series' spirit: whimsical, free-spirited, and tinged with nostalgia.

Mary Colgan
Film

The Pacifier (2005)

The image of the kids holding their noses suggests something about the state of Diesel's career, looking quite stalled.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Gilmore Girls

Gilmore Girls is not the show it started out to be. It's a generation deeper, and much better.

Samantha Bornemann
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Gilmore Girls: The Complete First Season

Lorelai is written to challenge as well as entertain, her dialogue filled with pop culture references delivered at top speed.

Laura Nathan

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