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where have all the witty movies gone?

The British box office numbers for last weekend are in, and perhaps it would have been better if they’d remained unknown: the weekend was absolutely abysmal, down 66 percent from the same weekend last year. Get Him to the Greek was the top film, and the only new movie in the top 5 (in the … more…

new this week in U.S., Canadian, and U.K. theaters: ‘Knight and Day,’ ‘Grown Up,’ ‘Get Him to the Greek,’ ‘When in Rome,’ more

U.S. AND CANADA/OPENING WIDE Knight and Day: Tom Cruise does some spy stuff and runs around a lot, while Cameron Diaz does a lot of screaming and runs around like a girl. If you can’t make it to the multiplex, try: • The 39 Steps (1935): Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll are mismatched maybe-spies in … more…

When in Rome (review)

Hello, *sigh*! Enough of those “smart” romantic comedies that force down our throats the preposterous notions that women can be competent at work — sorta — without being idiots at everything else, or that men can ever be adults, or that humiliating old ladies and priests isn’t hilarious.

bias update: January 25

obsession: Canadian TV (and film) (because I’m hungry for something new and good) boyfriend: Robert Downey Jr. as Sherlock Holmes (sexiest Holmes ever) psyched: The Wolfman (because I adore Benicio Del Toro) girl crush: Vera Farmiga in Up in the Air (because she’s too cool) dreading: When in Rome (is there no end to rom-com … more…

trailer break: ‘When in Rome’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… OMG! Kristen Bell is soooo cute! It’s always adorable when cute little blondes are klutzes! OMG! It’s so true that cute little blondes have sooooo much trouble attracting men! OMG! Thank god for magic, which is the only way a cute little blonde could get a date, … more…