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Review: New Year's Eve
Lately Garry Marshall has shown a certain genius for turning miserable holidays into terrible movies.
Feast of forced fun
| December 09, 2011
Don't sweat your major — you'll probably change your mind anyway
Chances are that two of you have no friggin' idea what you want to do with your lives, and the one of you who does will change his or her mind by age 25.
Throwing it all away
| September 02, 2011
Review: No Strings Attached
It isn't only in the TV commercial that Ashton Kutcher says "sex friends" ...
A movie about fuck buddies that's squeamish about the term
| January 28, 2011
As a CIA operative in Robert Luketic's spy thriller/rom-com, Ashton Kutcher looks strapping, if nothing else.
Did we ask to see Ashton Kutcher as 007?
| June 11, 2010
Review: Valentine’s Day
I hate Valentine's Day . Not the holiday — that's okay. I mean the movie by that purveyor of grotesque sentiment and smarmy comedy, Garry Marshall.
A terrible case of VD
| February 12, 2010
If only there were some way to watch a con-artist houseboy give his cougar sugar mama a squirming reach-around, charm the pants off a candy-necklace string of countless empty-eyed Hollywood stick figures, lose his heart to an untouchable social chamele
God, is it uncomfortable
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| August 21, 2009
The dark knight
By his calling card alone, Sir John Hargrave sounds like he may be a world-renowned botanist, or the first man to set foot in some remote part of Papua New Guinea.
Merry prankster Sir John Hargrave is a square peg at a round table
| July 10, 2009
What Happens in Vegas
Despite its aching predictability, Kutcher’s clunkiness, and Tom Vaughan’s jerky direction, the film and the couple actually grow on you — mostly thanks to Diaz.
Clunky and predictable
| May 14, 2008
The ratio of falsehood to truth in the universe has not, of course, altered one jot since the world began.
Fakeries and the faking fakers who fake them
| March 13, 2008
Memphis rappers Three 6 Mafia were trailblazers in the genre of crunk, a species of hip-hop characterized by big and ugly club beats and chanted semi-sensical choruses.
Three 6 Mafia’s adventures in acting
| February 04, 2008
Crossword: ''Mix it up''
Random words, lest your language get stale
| October 10, 2007
Anna Wintour's hair tells all
By the time you read this, the frenzied seven days that are New York Fashion Week will be drawing to a close.
Why an editor’s locks are more revealing than her covers
| September 06, 2007
Justify my love
Oh, Justin. Even you know that your undeniable charisma and brilliantly executed choreography somehow balance out your post-boy-band status and lack of indie cred. Justin Timberlake on Saturday Night Live, "Dick in a Box" (YouTube)
He already brought sexy back. Now can Justin Timberlake shed his boy-band image and become a music legend?
| February 05, 2007
The next action sport
At New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in mid October, hundreds of people are squished into bleachers, staring at cyborg super-soldiers who’re killing each other.
Say hello to the new breed of pro athlete — and goodbye to their grassroots
| November 21, 2006
For its foray into 3-D animation Sony has chosen a well-worn path: genetically fierce animals live in the lap of domesticated luxury until they’re dumped back in the wild sans survival instincts. Watch the trailer for Open Season (QuickTime)
Open to everyone
| September 27, 2006
Andrew Davis released The Fugitive to appreciative audiences back in 1993, and he’s been chasing box-office success ever since. Watch the trailer for The Guardian (QuickTime)
| September 27, 2006
Disney’s tweenpop smash is now the fastest selling TV movie on DVD, ever. Here’s five reasons not to hate the most disgusting show on television.
A guide to surviving High School Musical
| June 02, 2006
Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym resembling a cute, female version of Ashton Kutcher) is a contemptuous punk-rock rebel whose extreme sports derring-do would catch the eye of Tony Hawk.
The writer of Bring it On does it again
| May 03, 2006
Made to order
For a 16-year-old “recovering band geek” who has just had, by her own description, the best night of her entire life, Alexa Fay is slightly hysterical.
MTV and Frank Pino turn a New Hampshire teen into a rock star
| January 23, 2006
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