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Moving Right Along


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In the ‘70s, the Muppets represented everything gentle and good in the world. Sure, Miss Piggy threw a punch now and again—but, at the heart of it, the Muppets were friends who got along d ...   More
 
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 CASEY JARMAN

Glue Factory


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Picking the worst movie of 2010 is no easy task in a year that brought us Cop Out, Sex & the City 2, Grown Ups and The Girl Who Played With Herself. But antipathy begins at home, and none of those abo ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 AARON MESH

Freight Train Blues


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I am trying to resign myself to the idea that, when I issue my top 10 list next week, there may not be enough room for Unstoppable. Maybe it would help me make peace with this fact if I issued some a ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 AARON MESH

Boom, Bro


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When Mohamed Osman Mohamud parked his not-actually-exploding van next to Pioneer Courthouse Square to bomb a tree-lighting ceremony, did he know he could walk two blocks to Fox Tower to watch his jiha ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 AARON MESH

Do It For The Old Man, Pt. 2


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The central players Ben Affleck recruited to The Town—Jeremy Renner, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm—are each worth watching, but the movie’s secret cache is its collection of veteran charact ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 8, 2010 AARON MESH

The Ghost Of Murrays Past


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At 8 years old, I was a huge Bill Murray fan. Every kid was a Bill Murray fan. I don’t know if we knew why, exactly. He was good with a joke and he could pull off physical comedy, sure, but in a ...   More
 
Wednesday, December 1, 2010 CASEY JARMAN

Do It For The Old Man


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The role of the Understanding Dad has a long history in teen girl coming-of-age movies—its lineage runs from Donald Crisp through Harry Dean Stanton. But in recent years an interesting subspecie ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 AARON MESH

If You Say “Run,” I’ll Run With You


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More hectic and violent than its Swedish inspiration, and consequently far less interesting, Let Me In still contains a few memorable elements: The use of David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance& ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 AARON MESH

The Girl Who Played With Grandma


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Discussion question: Why are Swedish rape movies so popular with retirees? The other day I was in my local library branch, dropping off my ballot, and overheard the silver-haired librarian discussing ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 AARON MESH

My Wife Likes Me


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Fairly cleverly timed to coincide with the opening of the obviously derivative Due Date, this Friday’s late-night show of Planes, Trains and Automobiles is noteworthy as a reminder of exactly ho ...   More
 
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 AARON MESH
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