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Review: I Love You Phillip Morris

Only in the last half-hour of this film from Glenn Ficarra and John Requa does it click that we're getting the gritty, true tale of king conman Steven Russell (Jim Carrey) and his jailbird lover.
Should have been a drama instead
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 10, 2010
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Interview: Damon Wayans

"Right now, my intent is not to offend. I just want to laugh. I want to suspend reality."
Getting silly again
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 19, 2010
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52 ways to leave 2009

Your usual lackadaisical approach to New Year's Eve — just see what happens and go with the flow — is not going to cut it this year. Sure, the end of this decade may not have the same kind of new-millennium pressure riding on it as the last one, b
Get your New Year's Eve down to an Auld Lang science.
By SHAULA CLARK  |  January 01, 2010
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Review: Disney's A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens made a mint with readings of A Christmas Carol , but a century and a half of technological progress has not been kind to the property.
State-of-the-art technology allows actors to reach new heights of hamminess
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 06, 2009
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Carnal knowledge

When I interviewed Nick Cave for the Phoenix three years ago and he told me — drolly, languidly, literarily — that his next writing project was about “a sexually incontinent hand-cream salesman” on the south coast of England, I assumed he was taking th
Nick Cave’s bad Bunny
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 09, 2009
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October lite

We expected the vampires, the werewolves, the zombies, and the homicidal maniacs. Same thing with the android doubles, the alien abductors, the sexually abused pregnant teenager, the Apocalypse, and the post-Apocalypse. But kids' movies?
The outlook is still gloomy, but film finds time for childish things
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 18, 2009


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Review: Fired Up!

If you're a guy who's reluctant to view a neutered movie (and despite its Cheerleader Movie appearance, this is very much a Guy Movie), you might want to wait for the unrated DVD.
Despite its Cheerleader Movie appearance, this is very much a Guy Movie
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 25, 2009
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Where the wild things are

Venture out into the waters and woodlands of New England, and there's a chance you'll bump into "Champ," America's own Loch Ness Monster, who allegedly plies the muddy ripples of Lake Champlain.
As our planet edges closer to the apocalypse, the escapist, fantasy world of cryptids is suddenly coming to life
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 07, 2009
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Review: Yes Man

Once the one-note joke's been established, everything else follows with plodding, mechanical predictability.
The correct answer is "No"
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 16, 2008
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Regifting

Aurelia's Oratorio; All About Christmas Eve; How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
Aurelia's Oratorio; All About Christmas Eve; How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 09, 2008

Holy multiplicity, Batman!


A Caped-Crusader scorecard
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 16, 2008


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Feign and fortune

McNallica shredded upon nothingness like an unholy hybrid of Mick Mars and a feral burlesque dancer.
The US Air Guitar Championships
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  June 10, 2008
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Horton Hears a Who!

Although it scatters a few jokes for adults, some of them earnestly funny, Horton lacks the wit and layered cleverness of the good animated films of recent years.
Good-natured, egalitarian, and mildly stupid
By JASON O'BRYAN  |  March 12, 2008
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Shaggy frog

Michel Gondry is not a household name.
Interview: Michel Gondry goes lo-fi
By BRETT MICHEL  |  February 20, 2008
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Primary concerns

The last thing people are looking for when they go to the movies is a reminder of the political crapola they are trying to escape.
2008 releases offer campaign reform
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2007
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America Blows

The United States of America is a nation with a proud history.
Since George W. Bush took office, the United States has sunk to unprecedented lows in sports and pop-culture domination
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 29, 2007


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Evan Almighty

Finally, the 21st-century redo of the Oh, God!
The movie of the summer for the timid Christian paranoiacs
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  June 20, 2007
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The Number 23

A flashy, predictable, incomprehensible piece of dreck that can’t even be saved by its fine actors.
A zero
By PEG ALOI  |  February 28, 2007
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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
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Stranger than Fiction

What’s stranger than fiction? Some might say meta-fiction, the “avant-garde” genre that’s actually older than Don Quixote, in which a work of fiction self-consciously refers to its own artifice. Watch the trailer for Stranger than Fiction  (QuickTime
Submits to the temptations of clichés and bathos
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 10, 2006
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Dream job

In a recurring scene in Michel Gondry’s La science des rêves , Stéphane (Gael García Bernal), who’s clad in a tight-fitting lavender suit, frantically runs around his “television studio,” its walls constructed from egg cartons, its cameras from cardboar
Michel Gondry is skilled in the science of film
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 22, 2006


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Fall back

If you cannot remember the past, so Santayana said, you’re condemned to repeat it. Watch trailers for this fall's new releases.
This season, Hollywood lives in the past
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 13, 2006
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Only in The Movies

The Movies , released by Activision in late 2005, is a video game that lays out a simple, beautiful tool set that empowers its players to create their own films.
A virtual movie studio gives hope to gamers who really want to direct
By IAN MAISEL  |  August 11, 2006
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Patty Larceny

When I started off on the "summer of schlubs," I made a couple of rules.
The career of Patricia Clarkson
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 06, 2006
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Apocalypse now and then

With Snakes on a Plane and World Trade Center opening on the same day, this summer won’t be offering the usual escapist fare.
Doom, damnation, and other summer fun
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 03, 2006