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Review: The Big Year

Dorky, obsessed with trivia, and badly dressed — birders get a bad rap.
The Big Year falls short
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 14, 2011
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Review: Midnight in Paris

Yet this tartly ironic tour of the Modernist playground of '20s Paris is his funniest movie since Deconstructing Harry (1997), the last time he indulged in such a playful conceit.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 27, 2011
Lisa Nesselson: Cannes report

Lisa Nesselson: Cannes report

The Cannes Film Festival started yesterday, and our crack correspondent Lisa Nesselson is on the scene. Here's her first dispatch: There are people who don't...
By Peter Keough  |  May 12, 2011

Review: Hall Pass

Domesticity might be comfortable, but it hasn't done much for the comedy of Peter and Bobby Farrelly.
A tepid hornball farce you might wanna pass on
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 25, 2011

Review: How Do You Know

It's strange that James L. Brooks should take so long to make his movies, since he started out writing for TV shows like That Girl and My Mother the Car .
Where's the Brooks of Broadcast News ?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 17, 2010

Review: Marmaduke

Add director Tom Dey's dreadful live-action adaptation of the long-running comic strip to the pantheon of dog flicks that'll make you cry — for all the wrong reasons.
Bad dog!
By ALICIA POTTER  |  June 11, 2010


Review: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

In the three years since last he was on screen, Ben Stiller's bored night guard, Larry Daley, has become a well-to-do hawker of infomercial crap, but he's still not in the right place.
Dusting off the same old display cases
By TOM MEEK  |  May 22, 2009

Review: Marley & Me

Will Jennifer Aniston ever get a good film role?
Banal entertainment
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 23, 2008

Cock and bull?

Americans will finally know who Steve Coogan is.
Interview: Not if it’s British actor Steve Coogan
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 11, 2008

Drillbit Taylor

Early on in this Owen Wilson vehicle, someone says, “I got an old saying for you: you can’t polish a turd.” Indeed.
Leftovers from the '80s
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 19, 2008

Spring brakes

Funny how spring movies can mirror the options of spring break.
Spring Arts Preview: Some diversions before the summer onslaught
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 10, 2008


Tourist attractions

Halfway through Wes Anderson’s picaresque train ride through India, everything stops.
Darjeeling is limited but rewarding
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 03, 2007

Darjeeling unlimited

Movie miniaturist Wes Anderson ( The Royal Tenenbaums , Rushmore ) expands his horizons in The Darjeeling Limited.
Wes Anderson talks about India, Owen, and the short
By GARY SUSMAN  |  October 03, 2007


This noisy animated paean to NASCAR and Route 66 gets mired in the middle laps on a grippy track.
Pixar's rise of the machines is slow death in the fast lane
By JUSTINE ELIAS  |  February 20, 2007

Night at the Museum

“This is not worth $11.50 an hour,” blurts exasperated dreamer Larry Daley when his night-watchman job at New York’s Museum of Natural History takes on a life of its own. Watch the trailer for Night at the Museum  (QuickTime)
Matinee worthy, but not a dime more
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 28, 2006

Youthful bliss

“I’m not trying to kill myself,” Mina sarcastically reassures her younger brother Evan, who thinks she smokes too many cloves.
Blink portrays it well, but what can we learn?
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  September 27, 2006


You, Me and Dupree

Formulaic might have been okay. But this vacuous comedy about a predictable slacker who moves in with a pair of lame-ass newlyweds isn’t nearly formulaic enough. Watch the trailer for You, me and Dupree  (QuickTime)
Not formulaic enough
By CHRIS WANGLER  |  July 19, 2006

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

Bachelor party

It's easy to see how Wedding Crashers , the latest offering from the New Comedy Mafia, became the sixth-highest grossing film of 2005 (out-grossing The 40-Year Old Virgin by a cool hundred million dollars).
Wedding Crashers comes uncorked on DVD
By AARON SOLOMON  |  January 31, 2006

New to DVD for the week of January 3, 2006

Broken Flowers , The Cave , The Gospel , Hustle & Flow , and Wedding Crashers
By  |  January 13, 2006

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Broken Flowers, Wedding Crashers, The Gospel, Hustle & Flow , and The Cave.
New to DVD for the week of January 6, 2006
By  |  January 07, 2006