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Shout, Sister, Shout

by Shawn Stone May 21, 2015


  Looser, less serious and considerably crasser than Pitch Perfect, this sequel is a lot more of the same dazzling and unutterably goofy a capella singing madness that made the original a cult hit—and so oddly ...

Left Out in the Rain

by Laura Leon January 29, 2015


  Jennifer Aniston’s quest to be taken seriously as a “real” actress continues with Cake, a movie about a profoundly scarred (both physically and emotionally) woman addicted to pain killers. I hate the use of air ...

Gleefully Nerdy

by Shawn Stone October 4, 2012


  Who knew there was such a big audience for a movie about collegiate a capella singing groups? The Glee concert movie tanked, didn’t it? Pitch Perfect opened on only a couple of hundred screens last weekend, ...

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The Toughest Beat

by Ann Morrow September 26, 2012


  It’s a cop movie, with all that implies. It’s a buddy movie, with one partner being better educated and physically tougher than the other. It’s set in gangland South Central Los Angeles. The script is ...

Gentle Enough for Baby

by Laura Leon May 24, 2012

  The enormous success of What to Expect When You’re Expecting and its, er, literary offspring was in large part due to the timing of its debut, which paralleled the beginning of mommy-baby chic. Not only ...

Life Lessons

by Laura Leon October 6, 2011


A movie about dying, especially dying young, can be a hard sell. Everybody loves Brian’s Song, but it’s not exactly the film you want to watch to get your mind off your troubles at work. ...