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Film: PitchPerfect

Review: Pitch Perfect

Jason Moore's musical doesn't hit all the high notes, but guilty pleasures are seldom perfect.

By MONICA CASTILLO  |  October 05, 2012
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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
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  May 18, 2012
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Review: 50/50

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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 30, 2011
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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
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 13, 2010
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 13, 2010
Max Fisher Sings! [MP3]

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...
By Eugenia Williamson  |  August 12, 2010


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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 02, 2010
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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.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 29, 2010
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 04, 2009
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Rocket Science

Blitz knows his adolescent cruelty and his adult misbehavior, and he details them with barbed wit and compassion.
An authentic script on teen angst
By TOM MEEK  |  August 15, 2007