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The Smurfs (review)

Incontinence — as the result of either as-yet untrained bowels or a terrible adult affliction — is presumed to be a major concern for the viewer here.

Love and Other Drugs (review)

Maybe the romantic comedy about a couple of sociopaths is where the Hollywood expression of the genre has been heading all along, since such films of recent vintage have been populated by unpleasant people doing unpleasant things in the hopes that we will be somehow charmed by them. Perhaps it was only a matter of time before pathological charm was deployed.

wtf: Smurfs movie is totally uncalled for

Proof that there is no god: A Smurfs movie will be hurled at us in 2011, whether we want it or not. And it will be about Smurfs magically transported from whatever frakkin’ magical forest they live in to New York City. Like Enchanted, I guess. Only evil. It will be called The Smurfs. I … more…

Mystery Men (review)

I’m happy to report, having now seen the movie that goes with the trailer, that my final disillusionment has been postponed, at least for a little while. Mystery Men is a dream of a summer flick: outrageously funny, unabashedly hip, totally cool, with just a hint of heart beating under a cynicism that’s well beyond skin deep — and I mean that in the best possible way.