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White House Down Is the Best Parody Since Team America White House Down Is the Best Parody Since Team America
Intentional or not, this film is proof Hollywood can make a memorable comedy.
, June 27, 2013
Surprising proof that Hollywood still can craft a memorable studio comedy, Roland Emmerich's White House Down stands as a singular achievement in... More>>
The Heat Would Be More Likable If It Stopped Yelling Everything The Heat Would Be More Likable If It Stopped Yelling Everything
, June 27, 2013
If you’ve never seen Sandra Bullock blow a peanut shell out of her nose, and you’d like to, The Heat is your movie. That’s not... More>>
World War Z: When Zombies Go Global, All You Need Is Brad Pitt World War Z
Pitt is the dad you want at the end of the world.
, June 20, 2013
Destruction is scary, but not half as scary as the act of rebuilding, the moment of looking at the random, jagged pieces you've got left and... More>>
If You Can Get Past the Dire Buildup, Monsters University Bursts to Life Monsters University
At least Monsters University ain't Cars 2.
, June 20, 2013
Terrorizing children in their bedrooms remains the existential concern of the toothy blobs, hams and pop-pom-furred Wild Things that populate... More>>
Why You Should See Craft Cocktail Documentary Hey Bartender, Now in Wide Release Why You Should See Craft Cocktail Documentary Hey Bartender, Now in Wide Release
, June 20, 2013
By weaving together the stories behind New York City cocktail lair Employees Only and Westport, Connecticut, corner bar Dunvilles, director... More>>
To Actresses on the Brink of 40: Go Bad or Go Home To Actresses on the Brink of 40: Go Bad or Go Home
Playing evil is more fun than playing good anyway, right?
, June 13, 2013
Last week, EW columnist Mark Harris tweeted a statistic disturbing to anyone who cares about gender equality on the big screen: “It’s... More>>
After 44 Years, Hollywood Is Finally Smart Enough to Make a Judy Blume Movie After 44 Years, Hollywood Is Finally Smart Enough to Make a Judy Blume Movie
Tiger Eyes is a breath of fresh air—and an opportunity
, June 13, 2013
Judy Blume’s first novel, The One in the Middle Is the Green Kangaroo, was published in 1969, yet it’s only now, 44 years later, that... More>>
There's Greatness In Man Of Steel, Even When It Isn't Very Good Man of Steel
Despite its weight, you’ll believe a man can fly — and it’s worth watching.
, June 13, 2013
Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is a movie event with an actual movie inside, crying to get out. Despite its preposterous self-seriousness, its... More>>
This Is the End: Joke Book of Revelation This Is the End
It all ends not with a whimper, but a dick joke.
, June 13, 2013
From the peak of Anchorman to the nadir of Burt Wonderstone, the formula for studio comedies of the last 20 years has been simple: Dude acts like... More>>
Man of Steel: Making Sense of All That Christ and Death Stuff Man of Steel: Making Sense of All That Christ and Death Stuff
Warning: This discussion is thick with spoilers.
, June 13, 2013
Sometimes, there’s just too damn much to say about a movie than can fit into any one review. (Even Stephanie Zacharek’s exhaustive,... More>>
The Internship Is Worse Than Fetching Coffee The Internship
This Better Be for Credit
, June 06, 2013
Eager young people can't find jobs; qualified older people can't find jobs. There's nothing funny about that, which is exactly why someone ought... More>>
If George R.R. Martin Wrote Every TV Show Ever If George R.R. Martin Wrote Every TV Show Ever
, June 06, 2013
George R.R. Martin took a break from killing Starks today to send us this list of the notes he would send to the producers of TV shows if he were... More>>
The Purge Asks Questions, Gives Conflicting Answers The Purge
The action is awesome, but does that hurt the message?
, June 06, 2013
Here's a category idea for bar trivia: Collect one-sentence plot summaries of young-adult novel series and R-rated horror films, and see who can... More>>
A Protest, A Prayer: The Story of Pussy Riot Comes to HBO Pussy Riot
Punk lives as Pussy Riot rots.
, June 06, 2013
Anyone trying to run a civilized country should know that throwing musicians in jail for making music is always a bad idea. That didn't stop... More>>
The Mouth That Ate Itself: Morton Downey Jr. Roars Again Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie
Documentary Évocateur is upsetting, moving and funny as hell.
, June 06, 2013
Used to be to get famous in the rightwing blowhard racket you had to have an act. Not today. Has anyone ever once thought, "Oh, I can't wait to... More>>
What Maisie Knew Might Be a Great Movie About Childhood What Maisie Knew
A look at an awkward age, free of Hollywoodisms.
, June 06, 2013
There are times during the affecting tumult of What Maisie Knew when you may think, "At last, a first-rate American movie about what being a kid... More>>
Life Is a Sitcom in The Kings of Summer The Kings of Summer
It's not a very special episode.
, June 06, 2013
It's to the great detriment of The Kings of Summer that it follows the identically premised Mud by just weeks. Both films tell bittersweet... More>>
It's Blockbuster Time: Your Guide to the Summer Movie Season It's Blockbuster Time: Your Guide to the Summer Movie Season
Movie by movie, here's how to get the most out of this summer without having to cake on sunscreen.
, May 30, 2013
5/31: Now You See Me: Action filmmaker Louis Leterrier's output is all over the map, from the fitfully delightful Transporter 2 to... More>>
As He Likes It: Joss Whedon Takes On Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing As He Likes It: Joss Whedon Takes On Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare, comic books — for the Avengers auteur, it's all the same thing.
, May 30, 2013
After completing five months of principal photography on The Avengers, Joss Whedon flew back to Los Angeles and threw himself a welcome-home... More>>
Before Midnight: The Aftermath of a Sunrise and Sunset. Before Midnight: The Aftermath of a Sunrise and Sunset.
Before Midnight's lovers face the darkness.
, May 30, 2013
Ask people about their favorite movies, and the same titles come up regularly — Casablanca, Pulp Fiction, Annie Hall, Citizen Kane. But... More>>
After Earth: Smith Family Robinson After Earth: Smith Family Robinson
The adventure flick pretends it’s not an M. Night Shyamalan film
, May 30, 2013
The surprise twist in the new M. Night Shyamalan film is that the film is directed by M. Night Shyamalan, a fact that the movie—like the... More>>
After Auteur: How M. Night Shyamalan Became Just Another Director After Auteur: How M. Night Shyamalan Became Just Another Director
Quick -- name the new M. Night Shyamalan summer blockbuster.
, May 30, 2013
Wait, you didn’t know that After Earth, the Will Smith–Jaden Smith sci-fi adventure hitting theaters this weekend, is the latest from... More>>
In Omit the Logic, Richard Pryor Crucifies Himself, Again and Again In Omit the Logic, Richard Pryor Crucifies Himself, Again and Again
, May 30, 2013
“Least you got to see a motherfucker crucify himself,” Richard Pryor spits in the most surprising footage director Marina Zenovich... More>>
The Sublime Dumb Play of Fast & Furious 6 Fast & Furious 6
Oh, this is why we have car chases.
, May 23, 2013
There's one key truth that separates the tank-topped gearheads of the Fast and Furious movies from the rest of us. Every problem these lugnuts... More>>
The Hangover Part III: The Heart of Fartness The Hangover Part III
Funny but unlovable, the "wolf pack" returns for round 3.
, May 23, 2013
The unlikeliest of all the Hangover trilogy's comic implausibilities might be its four pampered, rich-boy leads unironically calling themselves... More>>
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