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'Friends with Kids' Can't Commit to its Own Cynicism

Even if Friends with Kids managed to stick to the questionable beliefs it touts for the majority of its time, it would have been problematic. But at least it would have been consistent.

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Away We Go

Tricia Olszewski
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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 Black List: Vol. 2

The sheer beauty of the images creates its own sort of narrative, a visual demonstration of The Black List's original impetus to recover the typically "negative" denomination of the "black list" and reframe it as positive and inspiring.

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Shrek the Third (2007)

Nothing looks to be ongoing so much as Shrek, except maybe the other sequel machines huffing and puffing this summer.

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Monkey Business (Part 1: May)

Talk about frontloading your approach. Each week in this first full month of patented popcorn movies finds another famous franchise icon making a major blockbuster bow. Only truly disastrous results from these guaranteed crowd-pleasers will keep the coffers from clogging with cash.

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Idiocracy (2006)

A brilliantly conceived, but fitfully executed comedy about how bad things are likely to get if we keep going where we're going.

Mike Ward
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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

That a down home jamboree could be interesting to heavy-metal loving middle school students speaks to its wide.

Michael Buening
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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

A Prairie Home Companion combines typical Altman strategies, like overlapping dialogue and converging multiple storylines, as well as his fanatical appreciation for the process of creating art.

Matt Mazur
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A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

You might call A Prairie Home Companion an unlikely Lindsay Lohan movie. You could also call it the best work she's done, the best work she's likely to do, or the best chance she's had to do good work.

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