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‘Psych’ sleuth duo brings pineapple, wit back to USA

Danielle Wallace November 16, 2010

With the return of portable palm trees, pineapples and dynamic, slightly spiked hair — or an equally excellent lack thereof — USA’s comedic mystery series, “Psych,” is looking...

Script inspired by graphic novel uncreative, trivial

Alex Williams November 12, 2010

“Tamara Drewe,” adapted from the Posy Simmonds graphic novel of the same name, has an immense amount of talent on both sides of the camera. The enormous cast is packed with familiar faces...

Well-cast film breaks chick flick stereotypes

Alex Williams November 12, 2010

On paper, “Morning Glory” sounds like a movie that would be easy to hate. The story of a down-on-her-luck producer coming to rejuvenate a low-rated morning talk show sounds like a not...

Millennials challenge traditions of news coverage

Jody Serrano November 11, 2010

Envision the television, with its perfectly groomed anchors and catchy theme songs. Imagine the newspaper, with its bold black headlines and the crisp feel of the pages between your fingers. Finally, picture...

Sluggish zombies give life, emotion to modern genre

Gerald Rich November 9, 2010

AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” which premiered Oct. 31 and was green lit for a second season yesterday, is not your usual zombie shoot-em-up, race for survival. Instead, it’s an unnerving,...

Despite popular stars, ‘Due Date’ fails with weak script

Alex Williams November 5, 2010

Sometimes, a film can have all the right ingredients: A proven, smart director, two immensely likeable stars, and a tried and true premise. And sometimes, even with all those ingredients, a film can...

‘Megamind’ gives legitimacy to Dreamworks Animation

Alex Williams November 5, 2010

  Dreamworks Animation, more or less built on the mediocre “Shrek” franchise, has been staging something of a renaissance since those films wrapped up. First, 2008’s “Kung...

Fun Fun Fun Fest brings indie world to concert-goers

Francisco Marin November 5, 2010

Now in its fifth year, Fun Fun Fun Fest has grown from a collection of overlooked indie artists and local vendors into one of the most progressive festivals in the nation. Fun Fun Fun Fest prides itself...

Western film smartly uses classic shows as influences

Alex Williams November 4, 2010

“Red Hill,” written and directed by freshman director Patrick Hughes, is a film obviously influenced by classic westerns. After all, its main character, played perfectly by “True Blood’s”...

Islamic suicide bombers topic of dark, satirical film

Alex Williams November 3, 2010

An outrageously dark comedy, “Four Lions” makes light of one of today’s most prominent and pervasive cultural phobias: Islamic suicide bombers. However, the film’s smart, restrained...

Diverse stories, humor offer twist on sports TV

Dan Hurwitz November 2, 2010

Burnt out on your favorite sports team? Can’t bear to watch the Longhorns or Cowboys anymore? While you may have to wait for another run to a championship next season, this season there are still...

Film defies genre; director astounds with final scenes

Alex Williams November 2, 2010

Every few years, there’s a sudden glut of films in a very specific genre. Twelve years ago, it was the asteroid flick, with “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact,” and this summer...

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