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Half-Baked Alaska

In a fitful and fitfully effective sidelight as a director, Sean Penn has been trying to make Jon Krakauer's book Into the Wild into...

Mario Imbroglio

A few weeks ago I called No End in Sight the best documentary so far this year. That may still be the case, but now...

You Can’t Do That

Musical stage shows and films established themselves as massively popular forms of entertainment in the first half of the 20th century, but then in...

Duck and Cover

After years of toiling unappreciated in movies that nobody saw, Terrence Howard finally got his fingers on the brass ring two years ago with...

Gym Class Villain

If you saw last year’s School for Scoundrels and wished that it had been funnier, you should know that Mr. Woodcock answers your prayers. It...

Desert Dogs

3:10 to Yuma began life as a Western short story written by Elmore Leonard in 1953, before he made his reputation writing crime fiction. It's...

High School Movie

The filmmakers in Samsung’s Fresh Films contest not only haven’t been to film school, they haven’t finished high school. The electronics firm sponsors an...

U.S. Steal

Too often when Hollywood tries to make movies for the Latino audience, the result is embarrassingly tone-deaf — look no further than the currently...

Problem Kids

It’s fun to extol good movies and trash bad ones, but an awful lot of stuff falls in between those poles. So it happens with...

Evan Almighty

I see it clearly now: 2007 will go down as the year that Seth Rogen arrived. The proudly Jewish Canadian actor isn’t exactly new...