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When did “being biased” start …

Friday, October 10th, 2008

When did “being biased” start being defined as “having an opinion”?

is acquiring his first cold of…

Friday, October 10th, 2008

is acquiring his first cold of the season! Hooray for being sapped of all strength and having to lie on the couch in a stupor for 3 days!

Friday movie roundup – Oct. 10

Friday, October 10th, 2008

It’s a very C+ kind of week for movies, with nothing terrible but nothing really great, either.

The best of the bunch is “City of Ember,” based on a young-adult novel about an underground city. Lots of fun for the whole family, and Bill Murray plays the idiot mayor!

“Body of Lies” is a body of meh.

“The Express” (reviewed at Film.com) takes the express train to Mehville. It’s about college football legend Ernie Davis, who surely deserves a more interesting and imaginative biopic than this one.

“RocknRolla” (reviewed at Cinematical) is Guy Ritchie’s latest “Snatch” remake.

Finally, there’s “Quarantine,” which is one of Hollywood’s Shameful Secretsİ, and it must be quite shameful indeed: A screening was scheduled, and then canceled. Except that they didn’t actually cancel it — they just told the critics they did. It was still held Thursday night, with the public invited. Apparently it was the same scenario in a number of cities. Nice work, Screen Gems! I’ll have a review this weekend.

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