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Starring Josh Brolin, James Cromwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Jeffrey Wright, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Banks, Thadie Newton, Toby Jones; Directed by Oliver Stone

Why bother with change? Just repackage!

Burn After Reading
Starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich
Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen
Rating: Like putting lipstick on a pig.

I.O.U.S.A.: A great date movie if you’re dating Alan Greenspan

A documentary about the national debt by Patrick Creadon

Understanding the national debt is easy. Explaining it is hard. Doing something about it is even harder. And producing a film about it that will warm theater seats is darn near impossible.

WALL-E has enough plot gaps to fill a galaxy


Rating: Why is there no American flag lapel pin on WALL•E? Are Pixar and Disney (the studios behind this film) unpatriotic?

I see "dead" movies

The Happening
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo; directed by M. Night Shyamalan

Rating: This film just “happened” to have been made before.

Cannes films met with hushed reverence

Last week’s column focused on the religiously ceremonial nature of the Cannes Film Festival. This week’s column focuses on its scripture — the films themselves.