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my week at the movies: ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus,’ ‘Trucker,’ ‘Couples Retreat,’ ‘Motherhood,’ ‘Red Cliff,’ ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’

I’m stoked for my very early screening this week of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (opens in the U.K. on October 16, and in the U.S. on December 25), Terry Gilliam’s new movie and Heath Ledger’s last. I’m avoiding reading the reviews from Cannes, but I am intrigued to see how Gilliam manages to work … more…

North American box office: ‘Cloudy’ still sunny

The newcomers can’t beat the food-as-weather fantasy: 1. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: $30.3 million (2nd week; drops 17%) 2. Surrogates: $14.9 million (NEW) 3. Fame: $10 million (NEW) 4. The Informant!: $6.6 million (2nd week; drops 37%) 5. Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All by Myself: $4.8 million (3rd week; drops 52%) … more…

question of the day: Should Michael Moore stop making documentaries?

My critical colleague and fellow member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists Jennifer Merin asks an intriguing question at About.com: Documentaries: Should Michael Moore stop making documentaries? Michael Moore’s new documentary, Capitalism: A Love Story, may be his last. Or so suggests CNN.com’s Matt Carey, who questioned Moore about an interview in which the … more…

trailer break: ‘Capitalism: A Love Story’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Oh, I wish more people were as obnoxious and aggressive as Michael Moore. He’s just about the only one pushing back (other than Jon Stewart). I love to see how embarrassed those Wall Streeters are when he gets in their faces here. They should be embarrassed. But … more…