Under the Influence

Love and Other Drugs

As its title states, love is just one of many brain-altering ingredients present in director Edward Zwick’s Love and Other Drugs. The film is set in the world of pharmaceutical sales in the mid-’90s, so besides a little pot and plenty of beer, we’re also among Prozac, Zoloft and the debut of Viagra.

Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) has never cared about much, so nothing much has ever really...

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Burn Noticed

Fair Game

Forget Congressional censure and domestic or international courts of law, the Bush administration will apparently burn for their sins beneath the withering lights of largely ignored, star-driven movies. Score one for justice! If we can’t expect the guy who directed Swingers (Doug Liman) to preserve our democracy, who will stand as the last defender of this once great republic?

As Matt...

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Cutting Room for December 1

  • Lindsay Lohan has fallen so far she can no longer effectively be counted on to appear as a porn star, a role for which I assumed she had been training for a decade now. Malin Ackerman (Watchmen) is landing in the deep throat of Linda Lovelace, replacing Lohan in Inferno. If “jumping the shark” refers to sitcoms embarrassing themselves past their prime, can “failing at porn star” be the...

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And now…Deep Thoughts from Michael Bay

Greetings douchebags and ugly people,

It's me, Michael Bay, the only motherf**ker still rockin' McGuyver's hairstyle. A lot of you subhuman pig people who watch my movies and have made me so rich that attractive women will sleep with me despite my vile personality and morally bankrupt soul have been spreading rumors that the 3D in Transformers 3 is looking as awful as Bad Boys 3's plot. Excuse...

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We’re back…no, wait, for real this time! I swear!

I promise you, this separation of ours has been just as hard for me as it has been for you...likely harder for me because you probably just went back to surfing the rest of the internet like I didn't even exist. I know it's the truth, and the truth hurts...not as much as, say, watching a whole episode of that celebrity ice skating show, but it hurts.

As you can see, we're still bravely...

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Cutting Room for November 25

  • I can’t do justice in printed words to the recent kerfuffle about the time traveler found in a Charlie Chaplin movie, but that’s why God invented Google, so get to clickin’. Presumably, the Charlie Chaplin retrospective, which runs from now until Dec. 16, at Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater (filmstreams.org), has nothing to do with this unexplained phenomenon … even though The...

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Waiting is the Hardest Part 1

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

I narrowly dodged that Hogwart’s-bound train. By the time JK Rowling’s bespectacled wand slinger rose to prominence stateside in 1999, I was of legal age to get Harry Pott-ed and would only have considered following the literary series if name-dropping Dumbledore magically manifested female phone numbers.

And yet, with a childhood peppered by a Star Wars obsession and a current downstairs...

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Those damned apes are back and anything but dirty.

GRADE
B+


We Are the Best

Set in Stockholm in 1982, this is punk rock female adolescence at its finest.

GRADE
A


Snowpiercer

Awesome, literal class warfare on a train that holds the only humans that survived the new ice age.

GRADE
A-


Obvious Child

Billed as a comedy, this is actually a sophisticated, empathetic look at a crucial issue.

GRADE
B+


The Signal

Crazy good and just plain crazy, this is indie sci-fi at its best!

GRADE
A+


Ping Pong Summer

Drowning in 1980s nostalgia, this deserves to be a cult hit.

GRADE
A-


22 Jump Street

A sequel no one could have expected to a movie nobody wanted.

GRADE
A-


Ice, Ice Maybe

I’m not saying that the impoverished are going to grab axes and violently murder the wealthy elite. But I’m also not NOT...

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Not So Fast, Rick Santorum

I do not have a uterus. If I understand biology, I never will. So the issue of abortion has remained at arm’s length from...

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Freaky Frequency

For a movie reviewer, having a favorite genre kinda feels like a parent having a favorite child; oh, they totally do,...

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Bad Meaning Good

The popularity of Napoleon Dynamite never really made sense. With its “special” characters and nonsensical elements, the...

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