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Review: Mansome

Review: Mansome

Morgan Spurlock's latest nonthreatening documentary fails to find much point in its subject: men's grooming.
Morgan Spurlock's latest documentary
By  |  May 12, 2012
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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
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 05, 2011
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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?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 20, 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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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.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  October 16, 2009
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Review: Extract

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
By MARK BAZER  |  September 04, 2009


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Gag reel

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
By DAVID KRONKE  |  April 17, 2009
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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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 12, 2009
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Hancock

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?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  July 01, 2008

Crossword: ''Fools on film''


All is not as it seems
By MATT JONES  |  June 11, 2008
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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
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 01, 2008


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Pregnant pause

Jason Reitman’s film makes the most of a few great ideas.
Juno is in the family way
By CHRIS BRAIOTTA  |  December 12, 2007
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Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium

This one’s a lot to sit through.
Meet Super Creep
By MARK BAZER  |  November 14, 2007
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The Ex

The premise here is flawed.
The pratfalls of yuppiedum
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  May 17, 2007
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Smokin' Aces

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
By BRETT MICHEL  |  January 24, 2007
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Stunted Development

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
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 07, 2006


The Break-up

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
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  June 07, 2006