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cinematic roots of: ‘Life as We Know It’

In Life as We Know It, Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel can’t stand each other, but agree to raise the orphaned child of their friends anyway, because an environment of seething resentment and hatred is hardly different from what other kids grow up in. This flick sprang from (among other films)…

North American box office: ‘G-Force’? Really?

Armed guinea pigs beat Harry Potter? 1. G-Force: $31.7 million (NEW) 2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: $29.5 million (2nd week; drops 62%) 3. The Ugly Truth: $27.6 million (NEW) 4. Orphan: $12.9 million (NEW) 5. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs: $8.4 million (4th week; drops 52%) actual numbers, not estimates Oh, god, … more…

The Ugly Truth (review)

I’m trying to figure out when ‘romantic comedies’ turned into ‘let’s throw two really despicable and unpleasant people together in the first act so they can hate on each other through the second act until they magically fall in love in the third act.’