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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Review: Pitch Perfect
Jason Moore's musical doesn't hit all the high notes, but guilty pleasures are seldom perfect.
| October 05, 2012
What to Expect When You're Expecting
What should you expect from Hollywood's latest ensemble adaptation of a self-help book? In short, a lot of beautiful starlets — Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Cameron Diaz, and Anna Kendrick among them — joking about farting, circumcision, unintention
Expect a lot of silliness
| May 18, 2012
In 50/50 , Jonathan Levine, whose The Wackness (2008) showed a talent for sardonic comedy, makes a halfhearted attempt to raise Will Reiser's script (partly autobiographical) above clever stereotype.
An edgy concept, and a fine cast
| September 30, 2011
Michael Cera Is Very Small
Meeting Michael Cera on a press tour feels like walking through a wooded glen and encountering a faun.
Dept. of Junkets
| August 13, 2010
Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Could Michael Cera be getting more vaporous with each repeat of his epicene screen persona?
Que Cera, Cera: From ink to screen, Scott Pilgrim shows no progress
| August 13, 2010
Max Fisher Sings! [MP3]
A typical day in the life of Jason Schwartzman probably includes cocktails by the pool in the Coppola Compound. Cousin Sofia's boyfriend just might pop...
| August 12, 2010
Review: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
No matter how many books she sells, no matter how many billions the movies make, no matter what significance her huge success has for the future of Western culture, there's no excuse for Stephenie Meyer's terrible writing.
Blood simpletons: Eclipse needs a transfusion
| July 02, 2010
Oscar predictions 2010
After years of shrinking audiences and low-grossing Best Picture nominees, the Academy this year is hedging its bets.
With 10 Best Picture noms, is Oscar up in the air? Our critic predicts.
| January 29, 2010
Review: Up In the Air
No director pulls off the bait-and-switch as craftily as Jason Reitman. He gets you thinking that you're watching a hip, caustic comedy subverting the status quo, but by the end, he's vindicated all the platitudes he seemed to scorn.
Flight pattern: Reitman takes a familiar turn
| December 04, 2009
Blitz knows his adolescent cruelty and his adult misbehavior, and he details them with barbed wit and compassion.
An authentic script on teen angst
| August 15, 2007
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