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The 31 Scariest Movies Ever

What is that one movie that scares you? This is the question I have asked countless people in the last month. Friends. Family. Readers. Co-workers. […]

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Tuesday Movie Blog

Rent It: Iron Man 2 (PG-13, 2010). This not-quite-as-successful, but still fun, sequel stars a bombastic Robert Downey, Jr. and an equally wonderful Gwyneth Paltrow. […]

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Friday Movie Blog: Is Catfish Malicious Or Just Sad?

Everywhere I go, I see dead people. And zombies. And ghosts. And mutants. And scary, gynecologist twins. Because I’m working on the countdown of the […]

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Tigre Hill’s Mumia Abu-Jamal Doc Barrel of a Gun: “Deeply, viscerally bad”

On Tuesday night, Tigre Hill debuted his Mumia Abu-Jamal documentary The Barrel of a Gun at the Merriam Theatre. Writer-at-large Jason Fagone was there and […]

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Tuesday Movie Blog: Colin Farrell’s a Catch

Rent It: Robin Hood (R, 2010). If you are a die-hard fan of Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Ridley Scott, or simply of battle movies, then […]

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Blake Lively Lets Down The Town; Rest of Cast Shines

Dear Philadelphia Moviegoers, I’m sorry, but shut up! Several weeks ago I posted my Eight Golden Rules of Movie-Going. Maybe some people missed them. Maybe […]

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Tuesday Movie Blog

Rent It: Letters to Juliet (PG, 2010). Expecting a treacly premise, I instead found a much smarter and resonant rom-com starring the luminous Amanda Seyfriend […]

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Movies Scarier Than My Family

I absolutely love to scare people. Hiding in closets. Hiding around stairwells. Waiting for that perfect moment for you to walk by so that I […]

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Tuesday Movie Blog

Rent It: MacGruber (R, 2010). Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Val Kilmer, and Ryan Phillippe star in this absurdly over-the-top riff on MacGyver … that completely […]

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Machete: $10 Worth of Topless Girls and Bloody Special Effects

Machete originated as one of the fake, ’70s B-movie, horror/suspense trailers shown during Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez’s Grindhouse. The trailer of Machete was so […]

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Tuesday Movie Blog: Give Roman Polanski a Chance

Rent It: The Ghost Writer (PG-13, 2010). Many will shy away from this film because Roman Polanski directed it. But if you get past that, […]

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The Best (and Worst) in Movies of 2010 So Far

I think it’s time to fondly look back over the Movies of 2010 so far. Yes, there have been some major stinkers (more on Sex […]

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The Switch Is the Latest in the Sperm-Donor Genre

Sperm is all the rage — well, it is for Hollywood movies at least. From the dreadful Back-Up Plan to the splendid The Kids Are […]

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Tuesday Movie Blog

Rent It: Death at a Funeral (R, 2010). Skip the release of Furry Vengeance this week and pick up Death at a Funeral. Spanning a […]

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He Said/She Said Reviews of Eat Pray Love

HE SAID Full Disclosure: I have never read Eat, Pray, Love, nor have I had the desire to read Eat, Pray, Love. I really can’t […]