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my week at the movies: ‘Land of the Lost,’ ‘The Hangover,’ ‘Surveillance,’ ‘Imagine That,’ ‘Cheri,’ ‘Downloading Nancy,’ ‘Sex Positive’

I’m not expecting much from Land of the Lost (opens in the U.S. on June 5, and in the U.K. on July 31) — certainly nothing along the lines of the weird-ass freaky science fiction shit that blew my mind as an eight-year-old watching the original Saturday morning TV show. If it’s as mildly amusing … more…

trailer break: ‘Cheri’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Hooray! It’s an older woman-younger man romance. Or sex romp, at least. It’s based on the naughty novels by turn-of-the-20th-century French author Colette, so perhaps it will be free of the bizarre hangups we seem to have developed about sex in our pop culture in the last … more…

trailer break: ‘The Young Victoria’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Oooo, sexy: flirting over a chessboard. Looks like a pretty luscious love story. No wonder Victoria put the whole country into mourning for half a century when Albert died… Interesting choice, Emily Blunt for the lead. She’s so funny and so spritely — that’s not exactly what … more…

Pride & Prejudice (review)

This is what, the 18,562,012th film version of Jane Austen? How many times can Lizzie Bennet and Mr. Darcy misunderstand each other and yearn and burn and fail to see past their own snobbery and stubbornness until they finally do? Oh my god, do we really need another *Pride & Prejudice*?