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The Simpsons Movie Review


Excellent
Best. Animated. Movie. Ever?

Not quite, Comic Book Guy, but the long-gestating and highly anticipated The Simpsons Movie does deliver a raucous feature-length venture that should satisfy faithful fans while still entertaining audience members who don't know Homer J. Simpson from a hole in the wall. By stretching a formula normally applied to a 22-minute episode, Simpsons lobs comically sacrilegious spitballs at an environmentally sensitive storyline that justifies its big-screen treatment. The humor stays irreverent without making the still-running sitcom irrelevant.

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Heartbreakers Review


Good

In a clear-cut case of perfecto casting, "Heartbreakers" stars Sigourney Weaver and Jennifer Love Hewitt as a mother-daughter con team who bilk rich men for a living. Slinky Weaver rushes them into marriages, curvy Hewitt immediately seduces them into cheating, and the two split Weaver's fat quickie divorce settlements.

Hewitt sheds much of her girl-next-door image -- and a lot of her clothes -- to play this deliciously malicious little sexpot. And her cocky attitude is surprisingly credible as daughter decides she has what it takes to run her own scams. In the movie's early going she agrees to swindle one more mark with her mom, and only because the IRS is on their backs for unpaid taxes, so they need fast cash.

Weaver is a riot as she vamps her way into the hearts of the suckers she leads to the altar while bringing them to a boil by dodging sexual encounters with protests of religious conviction. By the time Hewitt shows up busting out of some micro-minidress -- always on the morning after Weaver has feigned exhaustion to avoid wedding night obligations -- these hapless suckers can't help themselves.

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The Simpsons Movie Movie Review

The Simpsons Movie Movie Review

Best. Animated. Movie. Ever? Not quite, Comic Book Guy, but the long-gestating and highly anticipated...

Heartbreakers Movie Review

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