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  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin (R)

    In the hands of any other filmmaker, Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) would be a creepy, goofy idiot in love with plastic people because he can't connect to real ones. more...
  • Alpha Dog (R)

    Nick Cassavetes, cut loose after tethering himself to the old-fashioned, ham-handed romance of The Notebook, digs his new role as New Journalist. more...
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  • The Ant Bully (PG)

    This is based upon a very short children's book by John Nickle, a beautifully drawn if crudely told tale of a boy named Lucas, who sports Coke-bottle glasses and a propeller skull cap and is picked on by a buzz-cut bully named Sid. more...
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (R)

    Where most other Cartoon Network Adult Swim shows are nothing but snarked-up jalopies salvaged from the Hanna-Barbera junkyard, Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis' ATHF exists in its own little messy world populated by Frylock (voiced by Carey Means), a blaxploitation box of fries; Master Shake (Dana Snyder), who is indeed no smarter than your average dairy product; and Meatwad (Willis), who, with his squeaky voice and ability to take the shape of myriad meat products, might reasonably be described as "cute" were he not also covered in stray hairs. more...
  • Art School Confidential (R)

    The latest collaboration between comics writer-artist Dan Clowes and director Terry Zwigoff is a coming-of-age tale dipped in smut and funk. more...
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  • Ask the Dust (R)

    Screenwriter Robert Towne has spent decades trying to adapt for the big screen John Fante's 1939 novel, about a struggling writer named Arturo Bandini, and Towne's affection for the material and its maker is plainly evident here. more...
  • Assault on Precinct 13 (R)

    This sluggish remake of John Carpenter's grungy 1976 movie has nothing on the original, a terrifying last-man-standing ordeal rooted in something emotional, something tangible -- a father's watching his little girl being murdered by gang members, then exacting revenge, then being chased into a safe haven that turns out to be a death trap. more...
  • The Astronaut Farmer (PG)

    The fourth film from Mark and Michael Polish will very likely alienate fans of their earlier work, who will wonder what became of their rueful inscrutability and scoff at the cornpone, heart-on-the-sleeve sentiment that permeates every second of this latest. more...
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  • Asylum (R)

    Adapted by Patrick Marber (Closer) and Chrysanthy Balis from the novel by Patrick McGrath, this is soft-core, soft-focus, and plain ol' soft, its glimpses of skin obscured by the smooth silken lingerie of Natasha Richardson's Stella and the tattered prison work clothes of Marton Csokas' Edgar, whose musty affair goes awry to no one's surprise. more...
  • The Aviator (PG-13)

    Like all biopics in which there are no surprises, Martin Scorsese's biography of Howard Hughes keeps its course and touches all the inevitable points: his days as a moviemaker, his love affair with Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett, clearly channeling), his purportedly platonic relationship with Ava Gardner, his acquisition of TWA and subsequent battles for the right to travel to Europe, his setting several air records, his descent into paranoia and madness. more...
  • Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! (NR)

    The Beastie Boys' movie doesn't attempt to replace (or even replicate) the concertgoing experience any more than a strobe light makes a good replacement for a flashlight when the power goes out. more...
  • Bad News Bears (PG-13)

    What seemed like such a good idea on paper -- pairing the writers and star of the merrily obscene Bad Santa with the director of the underdog-kiddie hit School of Rock for a redo of the 1976 film The Bad News Bears -- is instead the cinematic equivalent of a slack, lazy, and incompetent cover tune performed by amateurs. more...
  • Basic Instinct 2 (R)

    It takes all of three minutes before Sharon Stone's grabbing some semi-conscious dude's finger and sticking it down her panties; all of four minutes before she's crashing her car through plate glass and drowning said dude in the Thames; and five minutes before David Thewlis is calling Stone "that cunt." more...

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