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Film, "Identity Thief": Madcap Anti-Capitalist Hijinks

"Identity Thief": Madcap Anti-Capitalist Hijinks

Considering the way Fox News raked The Muppets over the coals for its supposed anti-capitalist themes, a similar outrage seems likely when they see Seth Gordon's Identity Thief. It implies that Ayn Rand acolytes are not very nice, and that…
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Film, "Horrible Bosses": Mediocre Black Comedy Mildly Comforting, Rarely Funny

"Horrible Bosses": Mediocre Black Comedy Mildly Comforting, Rarely Funny

There's a scene in Horrible Bosses in which Jennifer Aniston, playing a dentist who habitually sexually harasses her weakling male hygienist (Charlie Day), repeatedly says the word "pussy." She is trying to intimidate him, while the filmmakers attempt to shock…
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Film, Noël Hell

Noël Hell

To brand, then dismiss, Four Christmases as a disappointment would be giving it too much credit — never, for a second, did this New Line Cinema castoff scream or even whisper decent in the run-up to its opening. The story…
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Film, Perfect Score

Perfect Score

"This is a mockumentary, right?" I've been asked that question at least a dozen times since The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quartersmade its bow at the Slamdance Film Festival in January. Quite simply, some folks just don't believe…
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