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Gangster Squad

You tell them Los Angeles belongs to Mickey Cohen. Gangster Squad?(2013) stands at the intersection of three movies:?L.A. Confidential?(1997),?The Untouchables?(1987), and?Dick Tracy?(1990). ?Damn, that must have sounded awesome in the pitch room. ?“Wait, and you’re telling me we’ve got?Josh Brolin,?Ryan … Continue reading

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The House Bunny

A brothel?? No, I’m not looking to make soup. I didn’t like Animal House?(1978).? That’s right, I said it.? I didn’t find it charming or pleasantly irreverent.? Nor did I enjoy Revenge of the Nerds?(1984).? While fraternities and sororities may … Continue reading

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The Amazing Spider-Man

Your father was a very secretive man, Peter. To that lovely couple I met today, if you found the site, welcome. It’s 1:40, but the theater is pretty packed. ?I’ve walked from Third Ave. to Eighth in a brisk, but … Continue reading

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Friends With Benefits

Umm…we need to talk… I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I do not mind it when a story is told and retold. That’s why the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew lasted for years. Not because I liked … Continue reading

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Women As People in Film (Part II)

This is “Part II,” which is the sequel to “Part I.” Historical Point Speaking of actresses, why don’t I give you my Top 10.?Katharine Hepburn,?Grace Kelly,?Audrey Hepburn,?Elizabeth Taylor,?Bette Davis,?Cate Blanchett,?Meryl Streep,?Emma Thompson,?Myrna Loy, and?Jodie Foster. ?When we’re talking “all-time”, you’re … Continue reading

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Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Be better than the Gap. ?Say it. Salty and sweet. ?It’s such a great idea. ?Like pretzel M&M’s or trail mix. ?I don’t think I’d like pretzel M&M’s, but I do like trail mix. ?I also like sad comedies. ?They … Continue reading

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Zombieland

When the virus struck, the first ones to go, obviously, were the fatties. When I saw the credits, I knew I’d like the movie. ?If you superimpose the text on the world, then I’m going to enjoy myself. ?This has … Continue reading

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Easy A

Great, now I’m a tramp and now I’ve got to get a lower back tattoo and pierce something not on my face. My enemy du jure is?cliché. ?I hate?Fast Times at Ridgemont High?(1982) because it depicts high school as if … Continue reading

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