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Road Tripped: IDENTITY THIEF Film / DVD Review

By at June 20, 2013 | 7:46 am | 2 Comments

Road Tripped: IDENTITY THIEF Film / DVD Review

2 / 5 stars As a fan of Jason Bateman, I never thought I’d get sick of his smartly smug, straight-laced line delivery. He'll drop his chin and blurt out a retort meant to keep his character's pride intact, and it's great fun to watch. But Identify Thief and its director Seth Gordon (Horrible Bosses) are so overly reliant on the Art of Bateman that I’d had enough. more...

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Life is Grand: THE MUPPETS Film Review

By at November 24, 2011 | 12:03 am | 1 Comments

Life is Grand: THE MUPPETS Film Review

5 / 5 stars One good way to entertain your family during the holidays is to take them to see The Muppets, the latest (and long-awaited) film to feature that familiar gang of puppets, starring Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), who co-wrote the script with Nick Stoller (Sarah Marshall director and fellow collaborator from the Judd Apatow camp). I cannot, for the more...

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Thai-ing One On: R-rated THE HANGOVER PART II Sets Record

By at May 31, 2011 | 6:29 am | 0 Comment

Thai-ing One On: R-rated THE HANGOVER PART II Sets Record

Any studio head will tell you (if you can get one on the phone) that a PG-13 rating for a blockbuster release is always better than an R. The latter carries restrictions with it -- thus, the R for "Restricted" -- where some theaters will do their just duty and turn away unaccompanied youngsters. Not so with PG-13 movies, allowing big-noise high-octane stuff like more...

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Movie For Suckers: DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS DVD Review

By at January 25, 2011 | 12:08 am | 7 Comments

Movie For Suckers: DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS DVD Review

2 / 5 stars by Norm Schrager, Meet In the Lobby If you've seen the trailer, the French original, or even just the title, watching the comedy Dinner For Schmucks feels like a ripoff. All the right pieces are in the right places -- Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, director Jay Roach -- but they're contributing to a movie with a structure that lets them and us more...

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