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Big Fat Whale
Morgan Spurlock's latest nonthreatening documentary fails to find much point in its subject: men's grooming.
Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary
| May 12, 2012
Review: The Change Up
You know the summer movies are bottoming out when they resort to the old body-switch premise.
The old body-switch premise
| August 05, 2011
Review: The Switch
The set-up alone has some of the funniest semen humor since There's Something About Mary .
Possibly the best sperm-donor comedy of the year?
| August 20, 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
Review: Couples Retreat
This movie has the power to make any date feel as endless and soul-sucking as the lifetime’s worth of defective, hateful marriages that doom the film’s protagonists.
Couples (and everyone else), retreat.
| October 16, 2009
I'm hard-pressed to say, though, whether Extract is a significant leap forward for Judge in terms of story or just not as funny as his earlier work.
Mike Judge goes back to work
| September 04, 2009
The Devil's in the details in Fox's new animated series, Sit Down, Shut Up , but I wish he'd gotten more involved in the main elements as well — like stories.
Sit Down, Shut Up needs to take its own advice
| April 17, 2009
Interview: Louis CK
"Boston is a great town to grow up in, but I really wanted to get out of there," says comedian Louis CK.
Boston's contribution to Conan, Letterman, and Chris Rock returns with a comedy special and a role in This Side of the Truth
| March 12, 2009
Director Peter Berg’s latest, which suffers from a major identity crisis, could be the biggest test of Smith’s ability to open a summer “tent-pole” picture since 1999’s The Wild Wild West .
Comedy or existential drama?
| July 01, 2008
Crossword: ''Fools on film''
All is not as it seems
| June 11, 2008
The cuteness surge
Cuteness, of course, is the collective cultural cure-all to our problems.
Why, in desperate times, we turn to lolcats, twee songs, and mute kittens
| February 01, 2008
Jason Reitman’s film makes the most of a few great ideas.
Juno is in the family way
| December 12, 2007
Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium
This one’s a lot to sit through.
Meet Super Creep
| November 14, 2007
The premise here is flawed.
The pratfalls of yuppiedum
| May 17, 2007
Perhaps Joe Carnahan pitched his follow-up to 2002’s Narc as It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World by way of Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, and bad wigs. Watch the trailer for Smokin' Aces (QuickTime)
An inept mess
| January 24, 2007
Watching the third and final season of Arrested Development , out now on DVD, it becomes clear why the show didn’t find a larger audience.
The final season of Arrested Development on DVD
| September 07, 2006
Those of us accustomed to Boston-scale apartments will at once appreciate what The Break-Up has to offer: the condo.
Vaughniston outshined by real estate
| June 07, 2006
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