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Review: The Secret World of Arrietty

The most touching love story and best children's movie in a long time, Hiromasa Yonebayashi's adaptation of Mary Norton's book The Borrowers employs old-fashioned animation techniques to create a world that is familiar, uncanny, and luminous.
The best children's movie in a long time
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 17, 2012
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Aziz Ansari gets ready for his close-up

Though he hasn't been in the public eye for long, Aziz Ansari is quickly proving to be a pop culture mainstay.
Dangerous fun
By JESSE PAPINEAU  |  June 17, 2011
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Rich harvest: Parks and Rec reaps a bounty

On the third season of Parks and Recreation , NBC's hilarious yet ratings-starved ode to small-town civil service, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) and the rest of the gang at the title department decide to revive the Harvest Festival, a town fair that could
Rich harvest
By RYAN STEWART  |  January 14, 2011
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Interview: Will Arnett

When it went off the air, in 2006, Arrested Development had already cemented its status as one of the great TV comedies of all time.
The actor looks back at Arrested Development and forward to Running Wilde
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 17, 2010
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Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

In playing evil ex-Chipmunk-band manager Ian Hawke, comedian David Cross draws the Short Straw of Irony, being dealt the line "At least I still have my dignity."
Ugh
By LANCE GOULD  |  December 25, 2009
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The play's the thing

Like Tropic Thunder , Hamlet 2 makes its satirical intent known straight away with a flurry of phony, funny commercials.
Steve Coogan masters tragic irony in Hamlet 2
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 19, 2008


Baby mama drama

I’ve been working to kick my heavy diet of mainstream media programming.
Diverse city
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  June 25, 2008
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Baby Mama

Not even SNL’s whipsmart Tina Fey and Amy Poehler can save writer/director Michael McCuller’s pregnancy comedy from its fate as another condescending, self-congratulatory fantasy of maternal bliss.
Largely laugh-barren
By ALICIA POTTER  |  April 23, 2008
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Spring brakes

Funny how spring movies can mirror the options of spring break.
Spring Arts Preview: Some diversions before the summer onslaught
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 10, 2008
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Thursday night live

Tina Fey, ex-head writer of Saturday Night Live , has created a sitcom that takes viewers behind-the-scenes of a SNL -style sketch comedy show. And turns out her show is funnier than the real thing.
Fey and Baldwin Rock the house
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 05, 2006