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new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘Get Him to the Greek,’ ‘Splice,’ ‘Death at a Funeral,’ ‘The Brothers Bloom,’ more

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE Get Him to the Greek: Rock stars (ie, Russell Brand) are a mess, and the normal people who are their fans (ie, Jonah Hill) are only slightly less a mess. Such is the plight of humanity. If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008): Which … more…

She’s Out of My League (review)

I must say that it’s awfully generous of Hollywood, after engaging in a decades-long campaign to winnow down the image of what it’s acceptable for a woman to look like if she expects to be received in polite company — or any kind of company at all, in fact — to finally acknowledge the impact this has had on real people.

bias update: March 8

obsession: Canadian TV (and film) (because I’m hungry for something new and good) boyfriend: Esai Morales in Caprica (not so much his character, though: he’s sorta sad and scary) psyched: nothing (it feels like we’re in a movie dead zone) girl crush: no one dreading: She’s Out of My League (for perpetuating obnoxious stereotypes) enemy: … more…

trailer break: ‘She’s Out of My League’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Fantastic! Yet another movie that indulges the male fantasy that no matter how much of a pathetic dork a guy is, he can snag a girlfriend so hot that she walks in slow motion and carries her own wind with her, likes hockey, doesn’t wear underwear, inspires … more…

bias update: March 1

obsession: Canadian TV (and film) (because I’m hungry for something new and good) boyfriend: Esai Morales in Caprica (not so much his character, though: he’s sorta sad and scary) psyched: Alice in Wonderland (even though I’m still on Disney’s shitlist) girl crush: no one dreading: She’s Out of My League (for perpetuating obnoxious stereotypes) enemy: … more…