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Review: Ghostbusters: The Video Game

It has the tools, it has the talent
Call it fanboyism, call it a Pavlovian response, call it what you want — Ghostbusters: The Video Game made me smile.
By MITCH KRPATA  |  July 07, 2009

Baby Mama

Largely laugh-barren
Not even SNL’s whipsmart Tina Fey and Amy Poehler can save writer/director Michael McCuller’s pregnancy comedy from its fate as another condescending, self-congratulatory fantasy of maternal bliss.
By ALICIA POTTER  |  April 23, 2008

Alien vs. Predator: Requiem

Genre futility
What a fitting subtitle for Fox’s latest offense to fans of not one but two venerable sci-fi properties.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 31, 2007

Snow Cake

Marc Evan's mawkish soap opera
The real Oscar candidate here is Alan Rickman as a restrained and sardonic stranger with a mystery past.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 29, 2007

The girls of summer

The season for blockbusters, sequels, and . . . great roles for women?
It’s summer, so no one’s surprised at the onslaught of sequels, adaptations, or even movies based on toys. But films with Oscar-caliber women’s roles?
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2007

The TV Set

Prime-time pilots are better than this
I can hear the pitch: “It’s like For Your Consideration with the hipness of The Player and the edginess of Network !”
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 18, 2007

Bon appétit

Sometimes you eat the bull and sometimes . . .
With apologies to those of my readers who were expecting a poignant analysis of Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Shalom in the Home .
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 28, 2007

Happily N’ever After

Coulda-been enchantment
The hook to Paul J. Bolger’s alluring animated Neverland is its dicy deconstruction of cherished childhood fairy tales. Watch the trailer for Happily N’ever After  (QuickTime)
By TOM MEEK  |  January 10, 2007

Fractured fairy tales

Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2006

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