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Chop Suey Masala

With the release of Chandni Chowk to China, the race for the title of Weirdest Movie of 2009 is off to a flying start....

Survivor Girl

Wendy Orr wrote a story when she was nine years old. Decades later it turned into her 2002 novel Nim's Island, a slim and...

My Name Is Earl

Kevin Costner has been miscast quite often in his career, but perhaps never more disastrously than in the movie out this week, Mr. Brooks....

The Man in the Fred Suit

The trailers for Fred Claus that showed in theaters last Christmas pitched the movie at adults — the director of Wedding Crashers re-teaming with...

Move On

I always found ABBA's melancholy ballads more interesting than their better-known disco-influenced hits, but I find those latter songs pleasant enough in small doses. String...

Chéri Baby

I got blindsided by Chéri. Maybe the title and the poster featuring a coquettishly grinning Michelle Pfeiffer fooled me into thinking this was just...

Iran So Far Away

A couple of months ago, Persepolis was the trendy pick among some movie critics as 2007's best animated film. Honestly, I was pulling for it....

Body Double

Only recently has the word “prestigious” come to mean “acclaimed” or “renowned.” The Prestige wastes no time explaining the word’s earlier meaning, whence comes...

DNF

Here's why certain men of a certain age are huge fans of Speed Racer. The 1960s Japanese cartoon show started airing on American television...

Craving More

Metal-head rockstar Glen Danzig shops for a house that has blood pouring from its walls. A robotic chicken dressed in armor obsesses over false histories...