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Review: One for the Money
TV director Julie Anne Robinson's insipid adaptation of this first volume in Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series has more in common with Young Adult than with the average gumshoe yarn.
Julie Anne Robinson's insipid adaptation
| February 03, 2012
Their cheating hearts
When Kristina Newman-Scott took over as director of programs for the Boston Center for the Arts in January, she was surprised at its lack of literary offerings.
| September 23, 2011
Review: I Don't Know How She Does It
Sarah Jessica Parker plays a Boston investment manager — not a baker or a caterer — in a this movie by Douglas McGrath ( Emma ) that's otherwise as retro as a Katherine Heigl chick flick.
Having it all
| September 16, 2011
Review: Life As We Know It
As you might expect from his name, Messer (Josh Duhamel) is a dick: crude and narcissistic, he's like a guy from a beer commercial — except he also likes to get laid.
Berlanti handles formula as ineptly as his characters
| October 08, 2010
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: The Ugly Truth
The biting revelation promised by the title of Robert Luketic's fluff never bares its teeth.
Not so much ugly as bland
| July 24, 2009
The premise for HBO's new half-hour comedy Hung (Sundays at 10 pm) is so over-the-top as to be cringe-worthy: high school basketball coach Ray Drecker (Thomas Jane), divorced and broke, starts whoring himself to ladies on the basis of his giant schlong.
Hung and Entourage measure success
| July 17, 2009
Somehow, somewhere, we seem to have forgotten the meaning of the fairy tale.
How George Saunders, Hans Christian Andersen, and a trip to Fairyland can keep you sane
| January 23, 2008
Well, I always cry at movies about weddings.
An urban fairy tale
| January 16, 2008
Mother of convention
Having laughed more at The 40-Year-Old Virgin than at any other film in 2005, I expected much the same from Judd Apatow’s Knocked Up .
Women get screwed in Knocked Up
| May 30, 2007
The girls of summer
It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
| May 18, 2007
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