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Elizabeth Banks

  • Film

    February 6, 2014

    The Lego Movie Really Snaps Together

    Phil Lord and Christopher Miller build a fun and absurd film.

  • Film

    November 21, 2013

    The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Is as Much Setup as Treat

    Blockbuster sequel is more assured, but suffers from middle-book syndrome.

  • Film

    May 17, 2012

    What to Expect When You're Expecting

    The narrow world view of the parent trap.

  • Film

    August 25, 2011

    Our Idiot Brother

    Long-haired dreamer has predictably profound effect on his siblings.

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Ten Movies You Won't Get Into at Sundance

    ​The Sundance Film Festival kicks off this week in Park City, Utah. The venerable fest enters its 33rd year with many once again questioning the organizers' commitment to independent film. Recent incarnations have debuted underground fare from art houses like Fox Searchlight and Sony Pictures ... More >>

  • Film

    November 18, 2010

    Next to Nothing

    Paul Haggis shows no improvement.

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: A Fond Farewell, For Now

    We'll miss you, Mark.​Last night was season-finale night for NBC's comedies, and each show's sendoff matched its overall vibe: Community was strong and mock-conventional; Parks and Recreation was hilarious and engaging; 30 Rock was bittersweet but solid, definitely showing its slight age; and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: Chicken Fingers and Self-Loathing

    ​I'm trying something different this week, thanks to a suggestion from my editor, who noticed that each successive episode of The Office was pushing me into a darker corner of the world inhabited only by hateful characters with no hope in sight. Rather than just blog about that show, I'm takin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Zack and Miri BEEEEEEEEEEP

    Isn’t it odd that the new Kevin Smith film, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, is being marketed as simply Zack and Miri when the advertisements run on certain channels and at certain times? For example, if you’re watching Comedy Central at 10 pm, it’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno. But if you’re wa ... More >>

  • Film

    November 6, 2008

    Big Daddies in Role Models

    This movie is smarter and bawdier than your average boys-to-men movie

  • Film

    October 30, 2008
  • Film

    October 16, 2008

    Bush's Brain: W.

    Oliver Stone assigns motive to Dubya's m.o., but at this point, who cares?

  • Film

    February 14, 2008

    Definitely, Maybe is Absolutely, Positively Rewarding

    Can't get enough of Bill Clinton? Have we got a movie for you.

  • Film

    November 8, 2007

    Fred Claus

    Vince Vaughn tries to attract a different set of underage babies with Fred Claus

  • Film

    August 24, 2006

    Invincible

    Feel-good football tale scores with charm and sincerity

  • Film

    March 30, 2006

    Slugfest

    Slither is silly and gross, but it might worm its way into your heart

  • Film

    December 29, 2005

    Little Misses

    Introducing the best movies of 2005 you probably didn't see

  • Film

    June 30, 2005

    24-Hour Pouty People

    One day in the life of angst-ridden New Yorkers reveals a promising young director

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