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  • Julie & Julia: Cute, with a Side of Republican Bashing

    08/07/2009 11:50:40 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 81 replies · 2,772+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 7 | John Boot
    Julie & Julia, an unbearably cute movie from Nora Ephron, hangs all of its laughs and most of its tears on absurdly small obstacles, aiming at an audience for whom the idea of taking a year to cook every recipe in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking — why, that’s almost one and a half food items a day! — seems a really interesting and daunting challenge. Julie Powell (played by redhead Amy Adams, who stuffs her performance with Meg Ryan perkiness) is a bored worker whose job is to field complaints about Ground Zero for the Lower...
  • ‘Mamma Mia!’ Review: Ah, to be 50-Something and in Love

    07/20/2008 7:29:52 PM PDT · by Dr. Scarpetta · 38 replies · 203+ views
    Seacoast Online ^ | 7/20/08 | Gina Carbone
    God it must be fun to be Meryl Streep. She always seems to be having a blast. It’s certainly fun to watch her in “Mamma Mia!” You don’t often get to see 50-something women be as randy and rowdy as the boys in “Superbad.” But that’s what Streep, Christine Baranski and Julie Walters do while they steal the film away from every young hot body on that Greek island. And what an island. Sigh. If I lose my mind and get married I’ll head to that gorgeous church at the top of those winding stairs. What a magical place. It’s...
  • Chick Flick Reality

    06/17/2005 5:22:27 AM PDT · by bmweezer · 175 replies · 2,980+ views
    the GOPNation ^ | June 17, 2005 | Bernard Chapin
    I must admit that one of my weakest areas of overall knowledge is the “chick flick” genre of film. I basically avoid seeing movies designed to appeal specifically to women as I don’t happen to be a female, and this, unfortunately, precludes my interest in a good deal of the Harlequinisms passed off as blockbusters by the motion picture industry. However, that’s not to say that I haven’t been exposed to many of these specialty productions because I have, although, generally, under duress. The foulest one I ever experienced was Bridges of Madison County which not even Clint Eastwood could...
  • 3 Reasons To Boycott "Shall We Dance?"

    10/13/2004 8:05:08 PM PDT · by Jon Alvarez · 59 replies · 1,427+ views
    Studio: Miramax Films Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon
  • This Gore Is No Bore (An (almost) First Daughter writes a hilarious first novel)

    08/31/2004 9:14:03 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 27 replies · 1,717+ views
    Newsweek ^ | Sept. 6 issue | Sean Smith
    The word "funny" is not the first thing that springs to mind when you hear the name "Gore." Last year, when Miramax announced it had commissioned Kristin Gore, daughter of Al, to write a comic novel about a single woman working in Washington, Jay Leno turned the book into a punch line of his own. "It's about a Capitol Hill staffer who works with a congressman on a health-care subcommittee," he said. "Apparently that boring gene doesn't fall far from the tree." Turns out, yes it does. "Sammy's Hill" is a laugh-out-loud literary debut, certain to draw comparisons to "Bridget...