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Make It Rainn

Modestly watchable, The Rocker is nowhere near the level of Almost Famous or The School of Rock, this decade's great movies about rock bands....

Teen Dreams

The title of American Teen makes me suspicious. Just as it was with the excellent late-1990s TV miniseries American High, the word "American" in...

Cool Catalans

Three years ago Woody Allen left New York for London and made his first good movie in a decade, Match Point. He promptly went stale...

Movie Shoot

Here's a fantastic movie idea: Tropic Thunder takes place on the set of a big-budget Hollywood Vietnam War film also entitled Tropic Thunder. With a...

Over a Barrel

A film with an interesting subject rather than an interesting film, Bottle Shock dramatizes the event known in wine circles as the Judgment of...

Supergrass

Marijuana makes you mellow, so movies about people who smoke lots of marijuana usually try to be mellow. Not Pineapple Express; it's the opposite of...

Failed States

Our country's chaotic political climate has given birth to all sorts of monsters at the movie theater - look no further than the Joker's...

High 90s

"Do you ever feel like a fuck-up?" So inquires recent high-school grad Luke Shapiro (Josh Peck) of his psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires (Ben Kingsley). It's...

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...

Out of the House

Is it true? Did Talladega Nights really come out only two summers ago? It seems like ages, mainly because Will Ferrell has starred in...