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Review: Much Ado in World War 2
Men return from war, and attentions turn to love: It's a timeless order, and so it is with the witty Sicilians of Shakespeare's comedy Much Ado About Nothing .
Monmouth shifts centuries, to powerful effect
| July 15, 2011
Review: The Dilemma
Such defining efforts as Cocoon and Apollo 13 seem light years away for Ron Howard after his meanderings in the pages of Dan Brown ( The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons ) and this tripe about men behaving badly.
Note to Vaughn: it's time to move on.
| January 21, 2011
Review: Couples Retreat
This movie has the power to make any date feel as endless and soul-sucking as the lifetime’s worth of defective, hateful marriages that doom the film’s protagonists.
Couples (and everyone else), retreat.
| October 16, 2009
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
| September 18, 2009
Rather than the typical snowstorm that strands characters in a Holiday-themed comedy, it's heavy cloud cover that keeps San Francisco couple Brad and Kate from catching their flight to Fiji.
Tests the audiences' tolerance of grim cheer
| November 25, 2008
Dance, Monkey: Dan Hirshon
Marriages don’t always turn out the way you think they’re going to. Make sure you have a way out of it if things don’t go as planned.
We put a visiting comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
SARAH FAITH ALTERMAN
| May 13, 2008
Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights: Hollywood to the Heartland
The film of Vince Vaughn’s September 2005 jaunt through the West, South, and Midwest has a dubious goal: to be a stand-up movie with heart.
It seems, you had to be there
| February 06, 2008
As for infusing the ol’ ho-ho-ho, the most Christmasy moments for this reviewer arose whenever a nearby critic groaned, “Oh Christ!”
Bad Santa ripoff
| November 08, 2007
The party’s over. Time for the lessons to begin.
Fall films face terror at home and abroad
| September 12, 2007
“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?
| September 27, 2006
Those of us accustomed to Boston-scale apartments will at once appreciate what The Break-Up has to offer: the condo.
Vaughniston outshined by real estate
| June 07, 2006
The Puffy Chair
The Duplass brothers know their way around a kooky, loosely wrapped scene, but, as the film’s conclusion demonstrates, they can cut to the heart as well.
Kooky road movie about an old Lazyboy
| May 31, 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
The ultimate BROADCAST JOURNALIST movies
Judging from the handful of movies made on the subject, filmmakers have little apparent use for the television business.
Movies . . . one profession at a time
| March 10, 2006
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
| January 31, 2006
New to DVD for the week of January 3, 2006
Broken Flowers , The Cave , The Gospel , Hustle & Flow , and Wedding Crashers
| January 13, 2006
Broken Flowers, Wedding Crashers, The Gospel, Hustle & Flow , and The Cave.
New to DVD for the week of January 6, 2006
| January 07, 2006
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