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Review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Too soon? For Stephen Daldry's 9/11 drama, the right time is "never."
An extremely exploitative and incredibly bad tale
| January 20, 2012
Review: Larry Crowne
Coming 15 years after That Thing You Do!, Tom Hanks's second, confident outing as a feature director finds him co-writing a lighter-than-air trifle with old family friend Nia Vardalos, who's made nothing but awful films since initially charming audience
A lighter-than-air trifle
| July 08, 2011
American Gods comes to American TV
Neil Gaiman is about as ubiquitous as a modern fantasy writer can be. He's written comic books, and an impressive stack of novels for...
| June 22, 2011
End of the world movies we will miss because of the end of the world
It's a shame that the world is ending May 21 because that means we'll miss some interesting end of the world movies. Not necessarily films...
| May 18, 2011
Review: Toy Story 3
All recent bad kids' movies — Furry Vengeance and Marmaduke come to mind — have one thing in common: a PG rating.
The play's the thing
| June 18, 2010
Interview: Robert Siegel
As Robert Siegel explores the idea of what happens when reality curb-stomps overblown expectation, it's hard not to feel a visceral twinge of empathy.
On the shoulders of Giants fans
| September 22, 2009
Heaven and Hell
Tom Hanks is back as Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon, but the filmmakers have ditched the long hair and allowed Hanks to look like an early-fiftysomething (which he is) instead of The Da Vinci Code 's 40ish hipster wanna-be.
Angels & Demons has it all
| May 15, 2009
Hope springs infernal
Given the current economic climate, spring this year is a season more of dread than of hope for change.
Brimstone and buddy movies are on the Hollywood agenda
| March 12, 2009
The House Bunny
Once again Anna Faris, the only reason to see the Scary Movie franchise, adds undeserved riches to an awful premise.
Cheap gags and the requisite amount of T+A
| August 27, 2008
Henry Poole Is Here
Hopeless Henry Poole (Luke Wilson), suffering from one of those terminal, nameless movie diseases.
An unbelievable climax that will test your faith
| August 13, 2008
| May 30, 2008
| May 01, 2008
April's planetary themes are fire and earth and a touch of water, which basically amounts to the conditions needed for pottery.
| April 01, 2008
| March 03, 2008
Dance, monkey: Louis CK
I think that the World Health Organization is probably better. I don’t even know what they do, but I’m sure they’re more productive than underpants.
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| February 26, 2008
| January 31, 2008
The Oscars go to Hell
Maybe it’s just as well if the writers’ strike forces a cancellation of the Oscars show.
The Devil knows what the nominations will be for this year’s Oscars
| January 18, 2008
| December 31, 2007
National Treasure: Book of Secrets
In this follow-up to the 2004’s National Treasure , renowned relic hunter Benjamin Gage finds his family line linked to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Taut, but the pieces don't fit
| December 26, 2007
Charlie Wilson's War
The supporting players are splendid.
Waged by amiable actors
| December 19, 2007
Where’s the brotherly love for gays and lesbians?
I enjoyed Brokeback Mountain and thought it did a good job of trying to give the rest of the world a window into the joys and sorrows of men loving men.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| November 29, 2006
The Cambridge Castle of Comedy
“I have a summer castle out on the Cape,” says Harvard senior Kyle Berkman. “But for most of us, this is our only castle.”
Inside The Harvard Lampoon , where getting in could be your ticket to Hollywood — or not
| November 02, 2006
Dots and dashes
Just about any list of the greatest character actors working today would include David Morse. And with good cause.
The career of David Morse
| June 22, 2006
Da Vinci Code
You’d have expected this trio to arrive as a boxed set, but for reasons even Dan Brown might be hard-pressed to explain, the Da Vinci Code soundtrack is on Decca instead of Sony.
Three movie tie-in discs
| May 23, 2006
That Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code has become a worldwide phenomenon attests to the worldwide yearning for a better truth than the one we have.
Ron Howard illustrates The Da Vinci Code
| May 19, 2006
Queering the Code
With close to 60 million copies in print worldwide and a film version starring Tom Hanks opening on May 18, The Da Vinci Code is a galloping success.
Leonardo da Vinci’s work is coded, all right — as gay
| May 17, 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
| May 03, 2006
As much as I lament the continuing decline of attendance at the cineplex, it’s also easy to understand.
The 25 Greatest DVD Special Features of All Time
| April 25, 2006
Not ready for prime time
With the release of yet another film starring former Saturday Night Live stars trying in vain to recapture the glories of their Lorne Michaels days - that would be The Benchwarmers starring David Spade and Rob Schneider
The 20 best and 20 worst performances from SNL alumni
| April 13, 2006
Besides its other contributions to pop culture, The Sopranos spawned a prime-time genre that might be called the “suburban-rebel soap.”
HBO’s lighthearted look at polygamy
| March 10, 2006
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