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Review: Janie Jones

Borrowing the name of a Clash song with which it has nothing in common, this generic riff on the Crazy Heart template by writer/director David M. Rosenthal ( Falling Up ) also cribs from Sofia Coppola's Somewhere .
A generic riff on the Crazy Heart template
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 11, 2011
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Heroine chic

One of the more satisfying moments in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) occurs when 13-year-old Hermione (Emma Watson) unloads a right hook that staggers the villainous Malfoy. “That felt good,” she says, pleased with herself. “Not good,”
Hollywood cashes in on girl power
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 09, 2010
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Review: Zombieland

Does it mean anything that Jesse Eisenberg's follow-up to Adventureland is Zombieland and that it also includes a theme park?
Young actors need to make a living too.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 02, 2009
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Review: My Sister's Keeper

Nick Cassavetes ( The Notebook ) gives competent direction to this weepie of the highest order, and there's an eclectic cast headed by Cameron Diaz, Jason Patric, and Little Miss Sunshine, Abigail Breslin.
Not quite the sum of its parts
By TOM MEEK  |  July 03, 2009
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Review: My Sister's Keeper

Nick Cassavetes ( The Notebook ) gives competent direction to this weepie of the highest order, and there's an eclectic cast headed by Cameron Diaz, Jason Patric, and Little Miss Sunshine, Abigail Breslin.
Not quite the sum of its parts
By TOM MEEK  |  July 03, 2009
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Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

Although her film has as much visual flair as an after-school special, director Patricia Rozema gives an appealing attention to period detail, and Breslin is sweet in her first starring role.
As much depth as a glassy-eyed doll
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  July 01, 2008


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Nim's Island

Nim is home-schooled, her covert classroom an uncharted isle she inhabits with her scientist father, Jack.
Ubiquitous Abigail Breslin in a mildly diverting adventure
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 09, 2008
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Definitely, Maybe

You’d have to be a pretty dumb kid not to recognize your own mother, but this is a pretty dumb movie.
Agonizingly boring
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  February 15, 2008
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No Reservations

The give-and-take among the three leads takes the cake.
The side dishes make the feast
By TOM MEEK  |  July 24, 2007
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The Ultimate Gift

Stingy are the rich, as we know from Ebenezer Scrooge and even Bill Gates before he became a crusading philanthropist.
Pretty hoky stuff
By TOM MEEK  |  March 14, 2007
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Hollywood Babel on

The Academy Awards is one of the few contests where the closeness of the race is in direct proportion to the lack of interest.
In a so-so Oscar field, the most pretentious wins
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 22, 2007


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Little Miss Sunshine

Like little kids spouting dirty words in certain comedies, this film from first-time directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris undermines the subversive with the self-conscious. Watch the trailer for Little Miss Sunshine  (QuickTime)
Super freaks
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 17, 2007

Babel rousers

It’s not often that I feel this way, but this year I’m kind of proud of my profession.
Oscar opts for liberal gilt
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 17, 2007