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Film, "A Million Ways to Die in the West": Seth MacFarlane Continues to Inflict Himself Upon the Culture

"A Million Ways to Die in the West": Seth MacFarlane Continues to Inflict Himself Upon the Culture

Surround Seth MacFarlane with an illustrious cast of stars — including Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, Sarah Silverman, and Giovanni Ribisi — and he's still a terrible actor. Such is the central problem with A Million…
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Film, "Snow White and the Huntsman": A Tale Overtold

"Snow White and the Huntsman": A Tale Overtold

Around the same age that they're usually hearing fairy tales for the first time, children have a tendency to compulsively ask "Why?" The script for Snow White and the Huntsman seems to anticipate this sort of grilling and provides answers…
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Film, "Young Adult": Charlize Theron's Bitchy Former Prom Queen Is Forever Young

"Young Adult": Charlize Theron's Bitchy Former Prom Queen Is Forever Young

Described as a "psychotic prom-queen bitch," the anti-heroine of Young Adult, directed by Jason Reitman from a Diablo Cody screenplay, is a prize part for Charlize Theron. She plays Mavis, a 37-year-old writer of high school romance fiction, as well…
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Film, Interview: Patton Oswalt Reflects on His Own Young Adulthood

Interview: Patton Oswalt Reflects on His Own Young Adulthood

In the arrested-development dramedy Young Adult, actor-comedian Patton Oswalt faces his biggest career challenge to date: holding his own against Oscar-winning starlet Charlize Theron. Reteaming Juno director Jason Reitman and screenwriter Diablo Cody, the film stars Theron as Mavis, a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Ice in the Veins

Ice in the Veins

If Melissa Leo were Charlize Theron with artfully applied bags under the eyes, an Oscar nomination would surely be forthcoming (Update: Leo has been nominated for Best Actress. -Ed.) for her terrifically truculent turn as Ray, a single mother of…
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Music, All Shook Down LastNight: Django Reinhardt stylist John Jorgenson at the Freight

LastNight: Django Reinhardt stylist John Jorgenson at the Freight

So ASD digs Django Reinhardt, mostly because of the name - Django, Django! - but also because his guitar work is insane. Anyways, John Jorgenson -- who played Django across from Charlize Theron hit the Frieght last night, and…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish The Short Goodbye

The Short Goodbye

Arrested Development: Season Three (Fox) The final collection of Arrested Development discs feels sadly incomplete: only 13 episodes this time, the result of Fox's inability to attract viewers to one of TV's greatest comedies and the network's unwillingness to give…
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Home Entertainment, DVDish To Each Theron

To Each Theron

Aeon Flux (Paramount) Many things about this surreal sci-fi flick defy explanation, but nothing more so than the mystery of how it got made in the first place. On paper, it's an archetypal setup for a bomb: a mostly forgotten…
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Film, Mine Kampf

Mine Kampf

When we first see the protagonist of North Country, a working-class heroine portrayed by a deglamorized Charlize Theron, she's sporting a black eye and a slight limp, the results of an encounter with her abusive husband. We soon learn that…
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Film, Rebel, Rebel

Rebel, Rebel

It's the 10th anniversary of John Duigan's smart, sensual, and superb movie Sirens, and I'm reflecting on the comment of a female friend when I asked her how she liked it. At the time, in American pop culture, we were…
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Film, Lumet Lite

Lumet Lite

Any moviemaker who ventures into the sewers of New York City corruption will find Sidney Lumet's wet footprints. In classics like The Pawnbroker, Serpico, and Q&A, this streetwise film master has explored, among other things, individual morality in the face…
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Film, Master of the Games

Master of the Games

Director John Frankenheimer has been putting bad guys on the street since Luca Brazzi slept with a teddy bear, and he shows no sign of letting up at age 70. In Reindeer Games, a relentless (and relentlessly witty) crime thriller…
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