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    The Definitive War Movies: 50-41

    With Memorial Day a week ago and Independence Day fast approaching, it seemed fitting to look at the history of war films from the world (I’m American, after all – though this site originates in Canada). So, as we move through the list, the important aspects to remember: first, these have to take place during […] More

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    That Was Gay: ‘The Birdcage’

    When Mike Nichols’s The Birdcage was released in 1996, it made $185 million worldwide, a truly astonishing fact. There are so many reasons why The Birdcage would never ever be made today, let alone make so much money. We’re talking about an R-rated comedy with no gross-out or potty humor.  It isn’t a buddy comedy […] More

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    ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ shows life only when indulging in campy melodrama

    Lee Daniels’ The Butler is an intensely silly film, but all things considered, it’s silly for unexpected reasons. A movie that offers up the image of John Cusack playing President Richard Nixon, with the only distinction between Cusack’s normal visage and his Nixonian veneer being a Pinocchio-like nasal extension, should have its silliness all sewn up in such goofy celebrity casting. But instead, what makes Lee Daniels’ The Butler almost entertainingly ridiculous is less the eclectic, deliberately weird cameos and more a flat, sappy, and inconsistent-to-the-point-of-being-schizophrenic script that very badly wants to tie its title character to Important Events of the 20th Century without fleshing said character in at all. More

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    Roundup of New CBS Shows for Fall 2013-2014

    CBS has released promotional videos for six of its eight new series premiering next season. The network opted to post behind-the-scenes videos rather than traditional trailers. Included is The Millers with Will Arnett, Mom with Anna Faris, The Crazy Ones with Robin Williams and Hostages with Toni Collette. Cam Gigandet’s legal drama Reckless and the […] More

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    ‘Hello I Must Be Going’; Amy, who lives at home

    Hello I Must Be Going Directed by Todd Louiso Written by Sarah Koskoff USA, 2012 Opens Jan. 27 in Toronto It’s a strange epiphany when one realizes that following their life passion is a self-made path to nowhere. Movies have taught us to seize the day (thank you, Robin Williams), but reality tells us something […] More

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    Louie, Ep. 3.06: “Barney/Never” the show’s most straight-up comic outing in ages

    Louie, Season 3, Episode 6: “Barney/Never” Written by Louis C.K. Directed by Louis C.K. Airs hursdays at 10:30pm ET After a few especially sober, dry outings, Louie dips back into ouright comedic territory with “Berney/Never,” a bipartite episode with a pretty clear theme: shitty people, and the people who love and hate them unconditionally. In […] More


    Headlined by Universal Pictures’ Funny People, the new comedy from filmmaker Judd Apatow starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Leslie Mann. The darling of last year’s Festival, writer-director-producer Judd Apatow is in the spotlight once again this year with his latest comedy. Apatow directs Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen and Leslie Mann in Funny People, the […] More

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    Worlds Greatest Dad Trailer

    Bob Goldthwait’s notorious Sundance hit, Worlds Greatest Dad, now has its first official trailer. It should come to no surprise that it’s red band. The trailer appears to be living up to its lofty expectations; there are plenty of foul mouthed characters and Robin Williams looks to be giving a decent performance (for the first […] More

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