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Movie Reviews Paranorman

The animated ParaNorman is generally drawing favorable reviews but those critics who dislike it do so intensely. Manohla Dargis, the generally tough critic for the New York Times, calls it "beautiful-looking, charmingly heartfelt." Each scene,...

Movie Reviews The Expendables 2

Given the surprising success of the original The Expendables , Lionsgate quickly ordered a sequel, and voil, just two years later, here it is -- and it's nabbing more favorable reviews than its predecessor. Mind...

Viewers Watching More News, Believing It Less

The "believability" ratings of the major TV and print news organizations have taken another hit. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, only 56 percent of the...

Will Imax Replace 3d?

The major studios may have decided that 3D has lost its fascination for moviegoers and may now be focusing on IMAX as a way of enticing them to pay premium prices for tickets. The recent...

Ex-bbc Chief To Head The New York Times

In an apparent effort to expand its global reach, the New York Times has hired former BBC Director General Mark Thompson to become its new president and CEO. Thompson has demonstrated his ability to turn...

Movie Reviews The Campaign

Kyle Smith, the politically conservative film critic for the New York Post lets loose a torrent of zingers at The Campaign , starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, concluding with the unkindest jibe of all...

Film Critic Judith Crist Dead At 90

Veteran film critic Judith Crist, who reviewed films for NBC's Today show from 1963 to 1973 as its first film critic and was also the critic for the now-defunct New York Herald Tribune and later...

Movie Reviews Total Recall

A remake of a movie titled Total Recall practically begs for puns. And the critics have obliged with an outpouring of groaners. Ty Burr in the Boston Globe quips "In the end, here's the worst...

Movie Reviews Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Dog Days

The expectations for the third installment of the Wimpy Kid franchise aren't high. But the same could have been said about last year's sequel, Rodrick Rules, which, to everyone's surprise turned up at the top...

Zach Braff Mocks Snoop Dogg

Zach Braff has mocked Snoop Dogg for changing his name.The rapper has decided on a new moniker as he changes musical direction and launches a reggae album and will now be known as Snoop Lion...

Avatar 2 Pushed Back To 2015

'Avatar 2' has been pushed back to 2015. Director James Cameron looks set to release the follow up to the 2009 fantasy film one year later than Fox executives had originally planned, and the movie...

Movie Reviews The Watch

The Watch was originally titled Neighborhood Watch until the incident in which a neighborhood watch volunteer, George Zimmerman, shot and killed Trayvon Martin last February. Ty Burr in the Boston Globe is one of several...

Movie Reviews Step Up Revolution

Clearly one doesn't go to the Step Up movies expecting a compelling story, gripping performances, or awesome special effects. They're all about one thing the dancing. More Bollywood than Hollywood. And they're clearly not most...

Geffen Another New Movie Studio? Impossible.

David Geffen, who was once one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood -- he was already a billionaire several times over from his music business when he cofounded DreamWorks with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey...

Katie Holmes' Fashion Line Sees Sales Soar After Split

Katie Holmes' fashion line has seen sales increase since she split from Tom Cruise. The 33-year-old actress-and-designer has reportedly seen her Holmes & Yang sales soar after she announced the end of her five-year marriage...

Movie Reviews The Dark Knight Rises

Rex Reed of the New York Observer and Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune have joined the exclusive clique of critics who have broken ranks with the overwhelming majority who are heaping praise on The...

George Michael Eyes Greatest Hits Musical

George Michael is considering following in the footsteps of Queen, Abba and the Spice Girls by developing a musical based on his biggest hits.The former Wham! singer, who was hospitalised with pneumonia last year (11),...

Microsoft Drops Out Of Msnbc.com

Hit the delete key on the "MS" in MSNBC.com. Comcast, which owns NBC Universal, has acquired from Microsoft the 50 percent of the news website that it didn't already own and has renamed it NBCNews.com....

Movie Reviews Ice Age Continental Drift

Critics have given the fourth Ice Age movie, Continental Drift , a mostly cool-to-cold reception. Sean O'Connell in the Washington Post , suggests that viewers are nonetheless likely to overlook its faults. "Logic [in the...

Movie Reviews Savages

There's nothing quite like an Oliver Stone movie to set the critics off in all directions like ants when a stone is dropped on their anthill. Savages is no exception. It's often Stone's liberal politics...

Movie Reviews Katy Perry Part Of Me

Katy Perry Part of Me is scheduled to open in theaters tonight (Thursday), but few have high hopes that the 3D concert film featuring America's most popular new female singer will reflect her success on...

Movie Reviews Ted

Raunchy? Yes. Funny? Yes. That's the way most of the nation's critics have voted in their reviews of Seth MacFarlane's Ted. In fact, Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times minces no superlative "The funniest movie...

Jil Sander Says True To Her Fashion Aesthetic

Jil Sander has vowed to stay true to her fashion aesthetic.The German fashion designer - who took back the reins from Raf Simons at her eponymous fashion house in April - says her first womenswear...

Sorkin's The Newsroom A Hit In Debut

Aaron Sorkin's first TV series for pay TV, The Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels, debuted to solid numbers on HBO Sunday night. In its first airing of the night, it averaged 2.1 million viewers, then added...

Movie Reviews Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter

Possibly not since Snakes on a Plane has a movie come along that depended so much on its title to draw audiences as Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter . "It's too bad that the film's concept...

Movie Reviews Brave

Pixar's latest entry, Brave, is not receiving the unanimous praise from critics that the studio's early entries did, but it is not receiving the slams that Cars 2 did, and the criticism that it does...

Movie Reviews Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World , starring Steve Carrell and Keira Knightly, has found few friends among the critics. The story takes place as a massive asteroid is hurtling towards Earth,...

Movie Reviews To Rome With Love

Critics seem to find little to dislike about Woody Allen's latest film, To Rome with Love . But, they suggest, like the title, it's more like an amiable postcard from afar than a substantive, homey...

"Fired" Curry Shows Up For Work

Amid widespread reports that she had been fired as cohost of NBC's Today show, Ann Curry surprised many by showing up for work on the show as usual. The New York Times , which first...

Charlie Sheen Plans Retirement

Charlie Sheen will retire when 'Anger Management' comes to an end.The 46-year-old actor sees his forthcoming new comedy show as his ''swan song'' and rather than looking for further acting work, he is looking forward...

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