Baby Mama

[rating:3] Director: Michael McCullers Starring: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Greg Kinear, Steve Martin, Sigourney Weaver Tina Fey headlines an uneven but mostly enjoyable comedy with Baby Mama. Fey is likable everywoman, the normal, if awkward, center of a chaotic universe. That’s pretty...

Forgetting Sarah Mar...

[rating:4] Director: Forgetting Sarah Marshall Starring: Jason Segal, Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell This is a much better film than it should be. It stars and is written by some minor actor on a minor sitcom, co-stars the most annoying girl on That Pretty Annoying 70s Sitcom, and is about young...

Forbidden Kingdom

[rating:3] Director: Rob Minkoff Starring: Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Michael Angarano Last time you watched The Wizard of Oz, did you find yourself thinking, “What this movie needs is less singing and more people kicking each other in the head?” If so, Forbidden Kingdom is the...

The Comics…Ver...

Fredric Wertham was a brilliant psychiatrist and philanthropist who corresponded with Sigmund Freud, fought racial segregation and wrote about the complicity of medical professionals in the Holocaust — but that’s not why we are talking about him today. As diverse and brilliant as...

Smart People

[rating:2.5] Director: Noam Murro Starring: Dennis Quaid, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ellen Page, Thomas Hayden Church Is anyone not tired of “quirky” movies yet? Dysfunctional families, sad-sack weirdos wearing the bandages of their suicide attempts or being in love with a family...

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[rating:3] Director: Rob Luketic Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne A bunch of MIT math whizzes are so good at counting cards that they go to Las Vegas every weekend to win big. Because casinos, ah, aggressively discourage card counters, they develop a...