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Solid sequel

Movies based on books should always tell their stories without the presumption that all audience members have read the book that inspired it. That’s one of the few problems with Prince Caspian, the second Narnia film from director Andrew Adamson and a worthy follow-up to his hugely successful and artful

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Solid sequel

Movies based on books should always tell their stories without the presumption that all audience members have read the book that inspired it. That’s one of the few problems with Prince Caspian, the second Narnia film from director Andrew Adamson and a worthy follow-up to his hugely successful and artful

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It’s in the stars

There’s kind of an unwritten rule about romantic comedies that is pretty much a given. No matter how formulaic the script or pedestrian the direction or even how silly the basic premise, if the audience falls in love with the main stars as much as the characters are supposed to

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It’s in the stars

There’s kind of an unwritten rule about romantic comedies that is pretty much a given. No matter how formulaic the script or pedestrian the direction or even how silly the basic premise, if the audience falls in love with the main stars as much as the characters are supposed to

Iron Man solid

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Iron Man solid

The delightful and well-crafted Iron Man, based on the Marvel Comics franchise, is one of the smartest superhero films to come down the pike in some time. Robert Downey Jr. again reveals why he is one of the best actors of his generation — allowing himself simultaneously to be playful

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Been there, seen that

So often as I sit in a dark theater screening a new film, a little voice in my head goes off saying, “Here we go again! You’ve already seen this film.” Of course, it’s not that I’m actually watching the exact same movie, but especially when it comes to romantic

Iron Man solid

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Iron Man solid

The delightful and well-crafted Iron Man, based on the Marvel Comics franchise, is one of the smartest superhero films to come down the pike in some time. Robert Downey Jr. again reveals why he is one of the best actors of his generation — allowing himself simultaneously to be playful

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Been there, seen that

So often as I sit in a dark theater screening a new film, a little voice in my head goes off saying, “Here we go again! You’ve already seen this film.” Of course, it’s not that I’m actually watching the exact same movie, but especially when it comes to romantic

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Oh Baby!

Maybe it’s the approximately 15 years of doing improv sketches together, both in Chicago at Second City and the iO Theater and then more famously on Saturday Night Live, that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler share. Or perhaps it’s that other magic the two actresses also display — exquisite comic

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Oh Baby!

Maybe it’s the approximately 15 years of doing improv sketches together, both in Chicago at Second City and the iO Theater and then more famously on Saturday Night Live, that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler share. Or perhaps it’s that other magic the two actresses also display — exquisite comic

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