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Film, We praise the Julia half of <i>Julie & Julia</i>

We praise the Julia half of Julie & Julia

It was the best of movies. It was the worst of movies. Which is to say: There's half of a great movie in Julie & Julia — but since Meryl Streep has already starred in one film titled Julia (Fred…
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Dining, Eat The Pho Chronicles

The Pho Chronicles

Nora Ephron nailed it in her witty "The Chicken Soup Chronicles" in The New York Times a couple of weeks ago: "The other day I felt a cold coming on. So I decided to have chicken soup to ward off…
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Film, Cursed


Bewitched may go down as the first movie about a fictional failed actor that creates a real-life failed actor. This hackneyed, hapless, and utterly useless redo of an overrated 1960s sitcom is excruciating to sit through for a dozen reasons.…
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Film, Disconnect


Even at just 92 minutes, this film feels endless. Intended as a humorous, heartwarming take on dysfunctional family relationships, Hanging Up doesn't work as comedy or drama or anything in between. Given its wealth of above-the-line talent -- director and…
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The Cyberpostman Always Writes Twice

You've Got Mail Directed by Nora Ephron. Written by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron. Based on the screenplay The Shop Around the Corner by Samson Raphaelson, and the play Parfumerie by Nikolaus Laszlo. Starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear,…
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