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The Hangover: Part II — At Least There’s a Monkey

May 31, 2011
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The Hangover: Part II — At Least There’s a Monkey

The inevitable sequel to the crass comedy hit 'The Hangover: Part II' brings back Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, and Zach Galifianakis, the bachelor party trio from hell. But it’s just not clicking this time around.
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‘Faire: An American Renaissance’–Doug Jacobson Talks Ren Faire, Documentary Filmmaking

July 22, 2010
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The Renaissance Faire can be odd and wonderful and welcoming and encompassing all at once. You can experience its history and more through an extremely charming documentary called 'Faire: An American Renaissance.' Producer/director Doug Jacobson was kind enough talk with us about the film.
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Prince of Persia: The Blands of Time

May 29, 2010
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'Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is the latest and perhaps the biggest film yet made from a video game. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, we’ve got it all: a sort of fantasy adventure; lots of scimitars; Arabic costumes; and strange allusions to the Bush Administration and the Iraq War. Whuh?
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Even Diminished, Movie-going Is About the Experience

May 6, 2010
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Even Diminished, Movie-going Is About the Experience

Seeing a movie in the theater holds more promise than simply watching a film. The smells, the surrounding people, and the magical moment that the lights go down and the fantasy begins . . . what's become of that potential in the era of the multiplex?
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Recurring Nightmare; Elm Street Still Creepy, but Lacking Surreality

May 3, 2010
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Recurring Nightmare; Elm Street Still Creepy, but Lacking Surreality

The original concept of Nightmare on Elm Street was original and allowed Director Wes Craven to created a number of visually surprising moments, which were semi-comical but striking. The new version may be too grounded for its own good.
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Does the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ Movie Live Up to the Books?

March 29, 2010
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Does the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ Movie Live Up to the Books?

The 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' books are printed in a hand-written looking script, meant to be the actual “diary” or journal of Greg Heffley, and populated with lots of simplistic but amusing cartoons. So how did it translate to a live-action film . . . particularly for the kids?
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‘Percy Jackson’: Awkward Title Belies Fun Film

March 5, 2010
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‘Percy Jackson’: Awkward Title Belies Fun Film

'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,' is adapted from Rick Riordan's books and directed by Harry Potter alum Chris Columbus. What looked to be a highly derivative and onerous concept turned out to be a pretty decent film.
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Dish-Interested: I’d Like to Thank the Academy for Justifying My Superiority Complex

February 4, 2010
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Dish-Interested: I’d Like to Thank the Academy for Justifying My Superiority Complex

It’s Oscar season, superstars — the time of year all A-listers love! It’s a chance for celebrities to pull themselves away from the hard work they do for humanity each day and enjoy a night of endless fawning and accolades, which we all know makes them very uncomfortable.
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Oscars’ 2010 Expanded Best Picture List: an Opinion on Too Many Opinions

February 3, 2010
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Oscars’ 2010 Expanded Best Picture List: an Opinion on Too Many Opinions

Problem with the Academy Awards in a nutshell: You know the “opinions are like a-holes” analogy? Popularity of opinion is no arbiter of quality.
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So Bad They’re Good? The Recent Films of Nicolas Cage

January 7, 2010
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So Bad They’re Good? The Recent Films of Nicolas Cage

From Nicolas Cage's first starring role in 1983’s 'Valley Girl,' he had an offbeat-yet-charming charisma that drew people to him. Lately, his movies have evolved into the "so bad they're good" realm.
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