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    Review: 'The FP' A Fun, Ambitious, Over-The-Top Comedy That Isn't Much More Than A Novelty

    A film that feels cobbled together from a "Dance Dance Revolution" arcade machine, that graffiti-covered white room where Will Smith shot music videos during his 'Fresh Prince' days and the desperate need to create a new pop culture catchphrase, “The FP” is a singular p...

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    Review: 'The Hunger Games' Is Thoughtful, Thrilling Popular Entertainment That Genuinely Deserves To Be A Franchise

    Complexity and understatement are two criminally under-utilized values in most mainstream movies these days, but they’re at the core of, and the chief reason for the success of “The Hunger Games.” Director Gary Ross, screenwriter of the proletariat presidential fantasy “Dave” and writer-director of ...

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    Will Ferrell Sings, Rides, Says Hola In Casa de Mi Padre

    Over time I’ve come to recognize my reaction to Will Ferrell comedies – they’re funny on first viewing, though not relentlessly laugh-til-you-cry hilarious. But on second or third viewing their cleverness kicks in even more, scene-for-scene, and their humor seems to grow. (Tha...

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    21 Jump Street—movie review

    Following in the hallowed footsteps of 'The Brady Bunch Movie', '21 Jump Street' revives a vintage TV series and subverts it at the same time. Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who have written and directed TV and theatrical animation such as 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs', resist the...

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    Jeff, Who Lives At Home—movie review

    When micro-indie filmmakers Jay and Mark Duplass spun their success with movies like 'The Puffy Chair' into an opportunity to work with full-scale crews and name actors, there were doubts that they could maintain their spontaneous approach and indie credibility. 'Cyrus' dispelled those feelings, and...

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    The Kid with a Bike—movie review

    I became enamored of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s work when I saw their devastating film 'La Promesse' in 1996. I’ve followed their careers ever since, and while I don’t love everything they do, when they hit the mark they create understated but deeply moving dramas that are uniquely their own. 'T...

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    SXSW 2012 Review - "21 Jump Street" (Wake Me Up When It's Over)

    I’ll just keep this short and sweet and say that the movie just wasn’t for me; others in the audience seemed to really love it though, laughing at every little joke – and not just laughing, but laughing accompanied by screaming, fist pounding, feet kicking, cackling and much m...

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    SXSW '12 Review: Richard Linklater's 'Bernie' Starring Jack Black Is A Harmless, But Charming & Funny Effort

    Employing a laid-back, jovial and amiable mien, Richard Linklater's latest effort, the East Texas-set black comedy "Bernie," is not unlike the Austin-based filmmaker himself: affable, eager to please without pandering, and highly likeable. In fact, "Bernie," starring Jack Bla...

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    SXSW '12 Review: 'Sleepwalk With Me' Observes The Life Of A Comedian & Commitmentphobe

    Yes, everything that follows is true, our narrator assures us from the start after asking everyone to go ahead and turn off their cell phones. The validity of it all has been questioned before, and he simply wants to cut our skepticism off at the pass. However, since this is Mike Birbiglia playing a...

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    Charming Duplass Comedy 'The Do Deca Pentathlon' Fills In a Gap in the Duplass Oeuvre

    Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass may have gone to the proverbial dark side as studio filmmakers, but "The Do Deca Pentathlon" is a welcome reminder of their origins. Shot after their last low-budget effort, "Baghead," but shelved while the directors worked on the star-studded "...

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