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Review: Beastly

The best part of this benighted version of Beauty and the Beast is the filigreed network of slashes, tattoos, and metalwork that class witch Kendra (Mary-Kate Olsen as Gary Oldman in Dracula) inflicts on high-school pretty boy Kyle (Alex Pettyfer).
Soppy farce is neither beautiful nor bestial
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 04, 2011

Review: Bandslam

This Todd Graff film suggests a year's worth of Degrassi plots squished into one overcomplicated bouillon cube.
Where the Disney Channel and MTV2 intersect
By SHAULA CLARK  |  August 14, 2009
Where do Zac and Vanessa shop for the Holidays?

Where do Zac and Vanessa shop for the Holidays?

 Photo Shop?   ...
By Fletcher  |  December 15, 2008

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Although Senior Year makes the most of its big-screen debut by increasing the body counts in its group-choreography numbers, it’s a smaller movie than its chart-topping, direct-to-cable predecessors.  
Little more than an infomercial for the soundtracks
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  October 28, 2008

Autumn peeves

With pundits already reading political significance into summer blockbusters like The Dark Knight (“Is Batman a stand-in for George Bush? Discuss.”), the meatier movies of fall arrive not a moment too soon.
Films with a full agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 08, 2008

Can Britney rise again?

The first movie star was a woman named Florence Lawrence.
It’s tough to be a celebrity on the skids, but even a ‘ticking time-bomb’ can stage a convincing comeback
By SHARON STEEL  |  October 18, 2007


Marketing magic

When you dial the Disney Channel headquarters in Burbank and ask to be transferred, the operator will cheerily instruct you to have a “magical day.”
Building the new Disney empire, one tween at a time
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 15, 2007

Send in the clowns

They might as easily have titled it Half and Half by Sondheim .
Side by Side by Sondheim; Disney High School Musical
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  July 12, 2007

America’s next musical genius

Can  Paris the album win over the haters who wrote off Paris the person ages ago? Paris Hilton, "Stars Are Blind" (YouTube) Hate club: Ten celebs more objectionable than Paris
Paris Hilton serves up a sonic bitchslap
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 22, 2006

Tuned out

Disney’s tweenpop smash is now the fastest selling TV movie on DVD, ever. Here’s five reasons not to hate the most disgusting show on television.
A guide to surviving High School Musical
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  June 02, 2006