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Movie Reviews The Adjustment Bureau

4th March 2011

The Adjustment Bureau , critics are quick to explain in their reviews, has nothing to do with insurance. Based on a Philip K. Dick short story, it's about a group of shady characters (angels?) who...

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Movie Reviews Rango

4th March 2011

The New York Times critic A.O. Scott makes the convincing point that -- the output of Pixar excepted -- animated features have become "overscaled, noisy genre pastiches crammed with yammering movie-star voice work, eye-straining action...

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Frank Rich Jumps From New York Times To New York Magazine

2nd March 2011

Frank Rich, the former TV, film, and theater critic who in 1994 began writing an Op-Ed column for the New York Times about what it called "the intersection of culture and news," has jumped to...

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John Galliano Checks Into Rehab

2nd March 2011

John Galliano has checked into rehab.The designer - who was sacked from fashion house Christian Dior earlier this week after making anti-Semitic remarks in a drunken rant in Paris - has reportedly flown out of...

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Movie Reviews Drive Angry 3d

28th February 2011

In his review of Drive Angry 3D , Tom Maurstad in the Dallas Morning News wrote that it is "so wantonly ridiculous, so aggressively stupid, it demands you make fun of it." That's just what...

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Parker Ousted From Parker Spitzer

28th February 2011

CNN has ousted Kathleen Parker from the program she has hosted with Eliot Spitzer for the past four months, the New York Times reported today (Friday). The cable news network said that the program will...

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Critics On 83rd Oscars Same Old, Same Old

28th February 2011

One would be hardpressed to assign blame to Deadline.com's Nikki Finke's early release of the full run-down of Sunday night's Oscar telecast for the fact that not a single surprise materialized during the entire show....

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Movie Reviews Hall Pass

25th February 2011

The R-rated Hall Pass, Bobby and Peter Farrely's first film since 2007, has received passing grades from only two major-market critics, Wesley Morris of the Boston Globe and Carrie Rickey of the Philadelphia Inquirer. In...

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Online Voting Coming To American Idol

25th February 2011

The Fox Network will come together with the social network when online voting begins for American Idol on March 1. Fox said Thursday that anyone with a Facebook account will be able to sign on...

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Report Ailes Asked Publisher To Lie

24th February 2011

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes asked then-HarperCollins publisher Judith Regan to lie to federal investigators who were vetting Bernard Kerik, the former New York City police commissioner for the job of secretary of Homeland Security...

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Movie Reviews Big Mommas Like Father, Like Son

21st February 2011

Like Martin Lawrence's two previous Big Momma capers, Big Mommas Like Father, Like Son was not screened in advance for critics. Those who dutifully caught the movie were therefore forced to stand in line and...

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Movie Reviews Unknown

18th February 2011

There was a time -- before the word "spoiler" was used to describe crucial information about a movie -- when critics were not reluctant to discuss the coherence of the plots of movies they were...

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Tim Gunn To Release Second Fashion Book

18th February 2011

Tim Gunn will release his second book on fashion in 2012. The 'Project Runway' co-host's first style guide 'Gunn's Golden Rules' made the New York Times bestseller list when it was released in 2010 and...

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Movie Reviews Never Say Never

14th February 2011

It's curious that in all of the reviews of Never Say Never , which chronicles the meteoric rise of 16-year-old Justin Bieber from his obscure roots in Stratford, Ontario, Canada to his sold-out performance in...

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Movie Reviews The Eagle

14th February 2011

The Eagle , say most critics, is one of those Roman-era swords, sandals, and muscles epics that test the determination of the audience to remain awake during the action, or inaction, as the case may...

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Grammys "The Non-awards Awards Telecast"

14th February 2011

In recent years, producers of the Grammy Awards show have made it more about the performances during the show itself than about the recordings that receive award recognition. Virtually throughout its existence, there have been...

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Al-jazeera Takes A Victory Lap

14th February 2011

TV critics are continuing to praise al-Jazeera's coverage of the Egyptian uprising, with several suggesting that its young, erudite reporters in the streets and its seasoned studio anchors displayed a more authoratative grasp of the...

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Movie Reviews Just Go With It

11th February 2011

Just Go With It is getting the usual mixture of praise and damnation that Adam Sandler movies generally attract, often in the same review. Take A.O. Scott's in the New York Times, for example. Scott...

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Weekend Super For Football, No So For Movies

9th February 2011

Record numbers of Super Bowl viewers translated to few viewers in movie theaters. Attendance was even scantier than the low estimates issued by the studios on Sunday. The No. 1 film for the weekend, The...

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Groupon's Super Bowl Spot Scored By Critics

9th February 2011

Advertising execs generally agreed that the Super Bowl ad for Groupon, which cost it $3 million, did the company more harm than good. It featured Timothy Hutton discussing the plight of Tibetans, then shifting to...

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Ex-nbc Chief Wanted Huffington

9th February 2011

Former NBC chief Jeff Zucker said Monday that he had tried to acquire the liberal-leaning Huffington Post and position it as an adjunct to cable network MSNBC. Speaking at Harvard's Shorenstein Center, he noted that...

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Violence Against Media Pyramids In Egypt

4th February 2011

In what today's (Thursday) New York Times described as "an apparently coordinated campaign that is intended to stifle the flow of news that could further undermine the government," reporters -- particularly TV reporters and their...

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U.s. Cable Companies Have No Plans To Add Al-jazeera

2nd February 2011

The New York Times has polled the leading cable TV providers in the U.S. about their intent to carry al-Jazeera English in light of its much-praised coverage of the Egyptian protests. Most indicated that they...

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Al-jazeera Wins Plaudits For Egypt Coverage

1st February 2011

Al-Jazeera continued non-stop broadcasting out of Egypt on Monday even as Egyptian authorities made what appeared to be clumsy moves to shut it down. The government has blocked entrance to the Arab news network's offices...

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Michelle Obama's Wardrobe Advisor To Be Honoured

1st February 2011

Michelle Obama's wardrobe adviser, Ikram Goldman, will be honoured with School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Legend of Fashion Award.The designer and retailer will be presented with the prize at the school's annual...

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Movie Reviews Biutiful

31st January 2011

Alejandro González Iñárritu, the celebrated Mexican director and co-writer of such films as Babel, 21 Grams, and Amores Perros, may be the creative force behind the Spanish-language Biutiful , which is being rolled out in...

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Movie Reviews The Rite

28th January 2011

What we have with The Rite is another horror movie of the exorcist variety -- with a difference. That difference is Anthony Hopkins, who plays the exorcist. "Mr. Hopkins gives the production what he was...

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Movie Reviews The Way Back

24th January 2011

For the most part, critics are giving Peter Weir's The Way Back , his first feature in seven years, positive reviews -- not glowing ones, which are the kind the Australian director customarily evokes for...

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Movie Reviews No Strings Attached

21st January 2011

It is being used as either a scornful epithet or a positive compliment, but the adjective "cute" pops up a lot in reviews for the Ashton Kutcher-Natalie Portman romantic comedy No Strings Attached, from veteran...

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Group Charges Mtv's Skins Amounts To "Kiddie Porn"

21st January 2011

Claiming that the new MTV series Skins amounts to "kiddie porn," the head of the Media Research Center, which operates the watchdog group Parents Television Council has called upon the Justice Department to determine whether...

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