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  • 'The Heat' review: A slow comedy without sizzle

    'The Heat' review:  A slow comedy without sizzle
    ** (out of four) A by-the-book FBI agent. An all-over-the-place cop. Imagine the sparks that will fly if they become partners! Actually, you don’t have to imagine. You’ve seen this dynamic in practically every buddy cop movie ever, just...
  • 'The Heat' gleefully plays with the buddy cop genre

    'The Heat' gleefully plays with the buddy cop genre
    "The Heat" has all the elements you'd expect from a buddy cop movie — the oil-and-water partnership, the car chases, the wisecracks — and a few you wouldn't — for instance, a scene involving Spanx. Faithfully conforming to the macho...
  • Ricky Jay keeps his magic tricks, and thoughts, close to the vest

    Ricky Jay keeps his magic tricks, and thoughts, close to the vest
    About midway through the documentary "Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay" (opening Friday at the Music Box Theatre), Jay emerges backstage after a performance and is greeted by a roomful of people. As he acknowledges his well-...
  • 'Arrested Development' kicks critics in the teeth at its own peril

    'Arrested Development' kicks critics in the teeth at its own peril
    Television critics of the world unite: Let's start reviewing shows whenever the heck we get around to it. That's the model Netflix appears to be recommending with its decision to release 15 episodes of "Arrested Development" Sunday without making any...
  • 'Arrested Development' is back. Now how about 'Freaks and Geeks'?

    'Arrested Development' is back. Now how about 'Freaks and Geeks'?
    Now that we've raised the "mission accomplished" banner on the "Arrested Development" reunion, can we get the wheels in motion and reassemble the cast of another dearly departed cult TV favorite -- "Freaks and Geeks"? "Oh, we couldn't afford them,"...
  • Just For Laughs Chicago adds Russell Brand, Scott Adsit, more

    Just For Laughs Chicago adds Russell Brand, Scott Adsit, more
    TBS Just For Laughs Chicago has added Russell Brand, Pete Holmes, Paul F. Tompkins, Brian Posehn, Doug Benson, Todd Glass, Scott Adsit, Kevin Dorff, Jon Glaser, TJ & Dave, Horatio Sanz, Matt Walsh, Brad Morris and Joe Nunez to its festival line-up....
  • Paul Feig puts 'The Heat' on funny women

     Paul Feig puts 'The Heat' on funny women
    Not long after Paul Feig created the beloved cult TV series "Freaks and Geeks" in 1999, studios began barraging him with coming-of-age sex comedy scripts, even though "Freaks," with its sweet, sympathetic portrait of the perils of adolescence, was...
  • Ira Glass and WBEZ Chicago venture into the movie biz

    Ira Glass and WBEZ Chicago venture into the movie biz
    One of the first things you notice during the opening credits of "Sleepwalk with Me" is a producing acknowledgment that reads simply: "In association with WBEZ Chicago's This American Life." Chicago's largest public radio station is in the movie...
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  • Movie review: 'Bridesmaids'

    Movie review: 'Bridesmaids'
    From the first overheated moments of "Bridesmaids," with its Kama Sutra-plus-six-positions sex — so satisfying for him, so exhausting for her — it's clear we're in for that rarest of treats: an R-rated romantic comedy from the Venus point of view. For...
  • Kristen Wiig, so weird on 'SNL,' goes (somewhat) normal for 'Bridesmaids'

    Kristen Wiig, so weird on 'SNL,' goes (somewhat) normal for 'Bridesmaids'
    Kristen Wiig has just come off an average Saturday night, one that required her to wear a 2-foot-high wig, shuffle lethargically around a stripper pole and bury her face in Helen Mirren's cleavage. "I was like, 'Are you cool with this? 'Cause I'm...
  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...