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    Tom Cruise in Ghost Protocol

    published December 21, 2011

    For 15 years and now four films, Tom Cruise has made regular pilgrimages to the Mission: Impossible franchise. Like a Hindu's... More >>

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    Eddie Murphy in Tower Heist

    published November 2, 2011

    A revenge of the have-nots, playing on the clear class stratification of the luxury high-rise, Tower Heist pits lobby against penthouse.... More >>

  • Brad Pitt in The Tree of Life

    published June 1, 2011

    Including glimpses of Sleeping Beauty in her glass coffin, the rings of Saturn, and a roadside Texas barbecue, Terrence Malick's The Tree of... More >>

  • Kate Hudson in Something Borrowed

    published May 4, 2011

    Something Borrowed is based on a 2005 work of chick literature by Emily Giffin. It is directed with extraordinary impersonality by Luke... More >>

  • Prom movie: As if your own wasn't bad enough

    published April 27, 2011

    "This one perfect moment." "That soul-crushing mistress." "Our forever night." These and other understated definitions are obsessively applied... More >>

  • Robert Redford's The Conspirator

    published April 13, 2011

    Set in the months after Lee's surrender at Appomattox, The Conspirator follows the consequences of the fatal shot at Ford's... More >>

  • Topher Grace in Take Me Home Tonight

    published March 2, 2011

    The ink still wet on his MIT degree, Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) is back in hometown Los Angeles, waiting for his future to clarify itself... More >>

  • Owen Wilson in Hall Pass

    published February 23, 2011

    Rick and Fred (Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis) are two domesticated husbands whose long marriages (to Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate,... More >>

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