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Thousand Words

Review: A Thousand Words

"What happens when all the leaves fall off?" celebrity guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) asks Jack McCall (Eddie Murphy) after a Bodhi tree has magically sprouted in Jack's backyard.
The latest opus from auteur Brian Robbins
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 16, 2012

Meet Dave

Murphy gives it his best shot, but the humorless script and the overuse of funhouse FX by director Brian Robbins implode Dave on the launch pad.
A humorless ET-tale
By TOM MEEK  |  July 16, 2008


If there’s no limit to your love of fat jokes, this is the movie for you. Watch the trailer for Norbit (QuickTime)
Filled with stereotypes only Hollywood could love
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  February 14, 2007

Fractured fairy tales

Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2006

The Shaggy Dog

Dave Douglas (Tim Allen, who as the Santa Clause series attests is adept at these family shape-shifting comedies) is an LA deputy DA prosecuting an animal-rights activist for setting fire to a biotech company’s lab.
Tim Allen marks his cinematic territory
By TOM MEEK  |  March 08, 2006

Politics as usual?

Conspiracy, corruption, catastrophe — politics and world events sure can be exciting. Even the mainstream news is taking an interest.
Or will Hollywood cover the issues in 2006?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 26, 2006