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'Our Brand Is Crisis' Careens Between Calamities

A campaign tour bus chase on a winding mountain road (with a mooning incident); personal confessions (lots of alcohol and tears) and; dark pronouncements about packaging and selling candidates.

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Bad, Bad Girls

Sexual stereotyping reached a fever pitch this month; call it March Madness.

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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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Premonition (2007)

While Premonition is not on the same level as The Sixth Sense, it is nonetheless the first thriller in a while to provoke comparable discussion.

Brett Parker
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Premonition (2007)

Sandra Bullock's new thriller takes a tedious turn by suggesting the woman in trouble is "crazy".

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Infamous (2006)

When Truman quite gleefully describes his plan to use 'fictional techniques' to tell his nonfiction story, to shape the Clutter murders as an emblem of cultural malaise, Nelle insists on a knowable distinction between fact and fiction.

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The Lake House (2006)

Shuffled around amid a series of very pretty split screens and unmoored voiceovers, Alex and Kate must create a relationship out of very contrived air.

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The Thing Called Love: Director's Cut (1993)

Country music provides a roadmap, guiding the characters away from disillusionment and toward a simpler, more straightforward way of life.

Mary Colgan
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Crash (2004)

The lesson seems geared toward those viewers who were surprised by the Rodney King video, that is, people who don't regularly deal with cultural collisions.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)

Gracie, it appears, has learned nothing from her previous 'girl power' outing.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Two Weeks Notice (2002)

People keep wanting Sandy Bullock to be sweet and feisty like she was in Speed.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Murder by Numbers (2002)

'Murder by Numbers' isn't about solving the case; it's about solving Cassie (Sandra Bullock).

Cynthia Fuchs
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