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What to Expect: Friends with Kids

Ah, the advice-book movie! The last 10 years have seen a trend of Hollywood piggybacking off the popularity of self-help books through similarly titled...

Dark Shadows: Angelique Diabolique

It takes peculiar talent to make the Goth crowd laugh. Back in 1988, Tim Burton did just that with Beetlejuice, which marked him as...

Girl in Progress: All About My Mother

And still no one has discovered a reliable way to draw Latino audiences to movie theaters the way Tyler Perry has been able to...

Avengers: Hammer and SHIELD

Joss Whedon looks poised to become the king of American pop culture, and I don’t mind it one bit. Having already established himself as...

Five Years Too Long?

A few years ago, the films associated with Judd Apatow –– a handful he wrote and directed himself and several others he produced ––...

Sea The Pirates!

Like Disney-Pixar, the folks at Aardman know family-friendly comedy. The British stop-action animation company won an Oscar in 2005 for Wallace & Gromit: The...

Oscar Worthy?

When two British vets of nature documentaries, one of whom was the executive producer on the landmark films The Blue Planet and Planet Earth,...

Bully for You

This review is dedicated to my seventh-grade English teacher, who told her class one day that bullied students deserved no pity because they were...

Think Like a Man: Harvey’s Rules

Where are the good movies about African-Americans? The answer is far longer than this space will allow for, but one major reason is that...

Indie Film Roundup

For whatever reason, Hollywood has largely ceded this weekend to low-budget independent movies, giving you a chance to see some sparkling talents make their...