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Nebraska

“Nebraska” Another Gem from Alexander Payne

Alexander Payne is the king of the road movie. There, I said it. He may not make something with the drug-fueled bravura of “Easy Rider” or the zaniness of “Vacation,” but nobody consistently creates more grounded, hilarious road films like Payne. “Sideways,” “About Schmidt” and even “The Descendants” to an extent are all fantastic road… Read More ›

The Heat

Melissa McCarthy Brings “The Heat”

Women are funny. Especially Melissa McCarthy, a live wire capable of anything. Sandra Bullock can be funny, but in a buttoned-up, run-of-the-mill romantic comedy kind of way. “The Heat” pairs the two actresses together, hoping that their opposite personalities can strike comedy gold. Bullock is Ashburn, a pant-suit loving FBI agent sent to Boston in… Read More ›

The Internship

“The Internship” Continues Vince Vaughn’s Losing Streak

The last time Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson appeared in a movie together was in 2005, during the peak of their powers. Co-starring in a little movie called “Wedding Crashers,” the pair bounced zingers back and forth, using their improv skills to create one of the most surprisingly funny movies in years. Back then, Vaughn’s… Read More ›

For Better or Worse, “This is 40”

After changing the face of comedy with “Anchorman,” “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” and “Knocked Up,” Judd Apatow was on top of the world. Then he threw it all away with the bloated, unfunny Adam Sandler starrer “Funny People.” Now Apatow is back to reclaim the eye of the tiger with “This is 40,” featuring Pete and… Read More ›

Silver Linings Playbook

“Silver Linings Playbook” One of the Year’s Best

“Silver Linings Playbook” is a rarity in movies. Adapted from Matthew Quick’s novel, the film pulls off what maybe only “Fight Club” and “Forrest Gump” have before. Surpass the original source material. Recently released from a mental institution, Pat (Bradley Cooper) wants to accomplish all of the things his estranged wife always wanted him to,… Read More ›