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Movie: My Life in Ruins

Ever since Nia Vardalos burst on to the movie scene with “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” she’s been hoping to match that success with another film. [...]

DVD: Revolutionary Road

Based on a classic 1961 novel by Richard Yates, this scalding domestic drama begins when Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet lock eyes across a crowded room. [...]

CD: The Beach Boys: Summer Love Songs

Summer’s here and the time is right for . . . another Beach Boys compilation? For the third year in a row, Capitol is raiding its vaults for a Wilson brothers song set. Is it over-kill? Probably. But why complain when the end result is a sonic wave of shimmering, summery gems? [...]

Movie: Land of the Lost

Considering the fact that I never watched the Seventies television show “Land of the Lost,” and adding in the reality that I have never found Will Ferrell particularly funny, it seemed like a lost cause to go and see “Land of the Lost,” his new theatrical spin on that old TV series. [...]

Movie: The Hangover

You know you are really drunk when you try to pull Woody Allen's pants off over his head. You know you are hung over when you have to read the address of the envelope on the dresser to figure out where you are. [...]

Fine Arts: Theater: The Little Foxes

Like Vaseline on a camera lens, or a veil softening a plain bride’s face, the diaphanous curtains of designer Gary Wissmann’s glamorous and expressionistic set barely conceal the ugly greed that festers in “The Little Foxes,” this Southern tale of squabbling siblings. [...]

Movie: Pontypool

If a zombie movie had been done by Alfred Hitchcock, maybe it would have been “Pontypool.” It is what isn’t seen in this movie that makes it particularly creepy. [...]

DVD: Designing Women

With the possible exception of “The Golden Girls,” no 1980’s sitcom was as smartly written as “Designing Women,” a veritable festival of sass and mischief. [...]

Movie: UP

Run, do not walk, to your local movie theater to catch “UP.” The latest animated feature from the incredibly creative folks at Pixar (and Walt Disney, their distributor) is perhaps the most wonderful movie they have made yet. [...]

Movie: Outrage

Maybe it is simply to offset this movie, but just about a week ago, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist announced he was going to run for the U. S. Senate as a Republican. [...]
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