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Review: The Tooth Fairy

“Tooth Fairy” is profoundly unfunny and infuriatingly conventional. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: The Spy Next Door

"The Spy Next Door" is dreary, by-the-numbers action comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

An Oscar-caliber animation classic that ... oh who are we kidding? If you saw the first "Chipmunk" movie you've seen this one, too. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: It's Complicated
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Nancy Meyers owes everything to her stellar case. Without them, this is a glorified sitcom. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B-)
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Review: Did You Hear About the Morgans?
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"Did You Hear About the Morgans?" is an obnoxious, poorly performed, and distastefully executed comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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Review: Up in the Air

Despite George Clooney's stellar performance, "Up in the Air" is a crude deconstruction of loneliness. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Old Dogs

A spastic, noxious comedy, "Old Dogs" is insufferable. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Review: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Graciously hilarious and superbly acted,"Fantastic Mr. Fox" also offers monumental, brilliantly raw animation. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Review: Pirate Radio

Despite a sparkling cast and soundtrack supremacy, director Richard Curtis can't find solid footing. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: The Men Who Stare at Goats
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"The Men Who Stare at Goats" is a hilarious, freewheeling descent into the abyssal madness of the military machine. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Couples Retreat
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A classic Hollywood trainwreck, "Couples Retreat" is without laughs or heart. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Zombieland

Bloody, quippy, and full of jaw-cracking action "Zombieland" is horror-comedy done proper. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: The Invention of Lying
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A softly considered religious farce, "The Invention of Lying" is light on the laughs and smothering with its mockery. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: Whip It

"Whip It" is a coming-of-age dramedy that bites off a little more than it can chew.Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B-)
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Review: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Energetic and dripping with cutting-edge humor, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" makes for a hilarious mouth-watering sit. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: Taking Woodstock
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"Taking Woodstock" starts out stimulating, but ends up scattered. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Post Grad

"Post Grad" is a meandering mess of a motion picture. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Bandslam

Theres a great movie somewhere in "Bandslam," but director Todd Graff wont allow it to emerge. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: Julie & Julia

"Julie & Julia" surprises as much as it delights. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: Aliens in the Attic

"Aliens in the Attic" combines physical comedy and CG-enhanced shenanigans to make routine, flavorless pap. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Funny People

"Funny People" offers keen insight into the mind of the stand-up comic at his most game, blistered, and vulnerable. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: The Ugly Truth
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"The Ugly Truth" is a misogynistic, profane comedy that gives charm the heave-ho. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Review: G-Force

"G-Force" is a halfway interesting movie that doesnt trust itself enough to enjoy the wacky premise. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: I Love You, Beth Cooper
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Director Chris Columbus mangles the laughs and heart of "Beth Cooper, I Love You" in a depressingly uncharacteristic fashion. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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Review: Brno
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"Bruno" doesnt break new ground, but it contains plenty of belly laughs and audible gasps. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

"Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" is a charming film with a relaxed mood and a playful cast. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: I Hate Valentine's Day

With "I Hate Valentine's Day," Nia Vardalos has elected to make the same nondescript junk as everyone else, Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Year One
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"Year One" is a laugh-free misfire. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: The Proposal
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Sandra Bullock offers up the same tired routine in yet another romantic comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Land of the Lost

Surprisingly, Sleestaks and Will Ferrell do not result in comic gold. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: The Hangover
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Director Todd Phillips assembles a smutty epic of irresponsibility that delivers huge laughs. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Adventureland
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A lack of focus keeps this promising coming-of-age story from translating to the screen. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Sunshine Cleaning
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Amy Adam's extraordinary performance of nuanced expression brings unexpected gravitas to a familiar story. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Fired Up!
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"Fired Up" is a terrifyingly miscalculated, nastily adrenalized comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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Review: Madea Goes to Jail
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An unpardonably primitive dramedy delivers the same tiresome Perry brand of spiritual and empowerment hooey. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Confessions of a Shopaholic
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A charming Isla Fisher can't save this trite jumble of nonsense. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: The Pink Panther 2
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The "Pink Panther" franchise adds a lackluster chapter. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: He's Just Not That Into You

Plagued by poor direction and unlikeable characters, "He's Just Not That Into You" never reaches an insightful plateau. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Bedtime Stories

"Bedtime Stories" is more harmless merriment than hilarity. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Review: Yes Man
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"Yes Man" plays it safe with middling results. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: The Tale of Despereaux

"Tale" is a sprawling story of honor and forgiveness compacted poorly by filmmakers who can't pin down a point of view. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: Four Christmases
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"Four Christmases" is a disturbingly frantic holiday comedy that becomes an utter annoyance. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Bolt

"Bolt" gets by on a heady froth of charisma and a few surprises. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Zack and Miri Make a Porno
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"Zack and Miri" is vacuous effort that never soars as high as the plot promises. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Pineapple Express
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Poor directing limits the laughs in "Pineapple Express." Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B-)
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Review: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

Predictability and maudlin sentimentality make for a tiresome sequel. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Swing Vote
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"Swing Vote'' is a severely sidetracked preaching machine. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Step Brothers
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Will Ferell's latest comedy offers inconsistent inspired insanity. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Review: WALL-E

Pixar's latest is a misguided, preach-fest that suffers from storytelling lethargy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: The Love Guru
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"The Love Guru" is a comedy of blissful intentions, but a failure of execution. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Get Smart
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"Get Smart" is an uneven misfire. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B-)
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Review: You Don't Mess with the Zohan
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Adam Sandler returns to an unhinged level of farce. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B-)
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Review: Kung Fu Panda

Kung Fu Panda is a charming, enormously entertaining film. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Sex and the City

"Sex and the City" is a lazy, mean-spirited mess of materialism and melodrama. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: War, Inc.

"War Inc," is a mischievous political satire full of outrage, slapstick, and ultraviolence. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: What Happens in Vegas
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"Vegas" is a crass collection of dreadful slapstick and obnoxious performances. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Made of Honor
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Patrick Dempsey's charms can't salvage this loathsomely formulaic romantic comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Baby Mama
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler deliver comedic chemistry. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Harold & Kumar embark on a painfully unfunny sequel. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Review: The Visitor

Director Thomas McCarthy executes a courteous absorbing drama about relationships. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Nim's Island

Miscalculated direction and disappointing acting make for a fantasy failure. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Leatherheads
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George Clooney proves himself as a comedic actor and director. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Run Fatboy Run
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Director David Schwimmer surprises with a British slapstick comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Horton Hears a Who

An askew pop sensibility gives "Horton Hears a Who" ample charm. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: College Road Trip
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Disney puts forth a shrill hodgepodge of of slapstick and melodrama. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Penelope
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An obnoxious molding of paper-thin fantasy and shrill comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Semi-Pro
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Lack of direction makes for an erratic comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Charlie Bartlett

Clouded execution and miscasting weaken a study on disenfranchised youth. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: Be Kind Rewind
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An unexpected charmer from director Michel Gondry's infinite imagination. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: Definitely, Maybe
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Finally: a romantic comedy that doesn't cave to cliches. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Fool's Gold
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Fool's Gold can't rise above mediocre misadventure. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: In Bruges
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A dreary and unsteady dark comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade:C)
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Review: Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
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A slightly ludicrous, but overwhelmingly good-natured comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show

An engaging, sporadically hilarious concert film. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Strange Wilderness
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A one-dimensional comedic misfire. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Over Her Dead Body
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About as funny as a dead body. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Meet the Spartans
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Not even a nearly naked Carmen Elektra can save this moronic monstrocity. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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Review: Mad Money
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A semi-worthwhile caper. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Review: 27 Dresses
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A stale suffocating romantic "comedy." Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: The Perfect Holiday
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A well-meaning but humorless piece of holiday drivel. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Juno
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"Juno" suffers from unlikeable characters, synthetic emotions, and overwrought execution. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Enchanted

Disney pays homage to past princesses with it's latest endeavor aimed at tweens. Review by Connie Wang. (Grade: C+)
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Review: This Christmas

Charm and heart make for a pleasing, if overlong holiday movie. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Enchanted

Amy Adams brings wonder and heart to Disney's latest princess movie. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Margot at the Wedding
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Margot mines family dysfunction for robust comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Review: Fred Claus
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A heartwarming and genuine Christmas comedy that will appeal to adults and children. Review by Connie Wang. (Grade: A)
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Review: Fred Claus
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Loathsome comedy and painful melodrama make for a very un-merry Christmas movie. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Bee Movie

Seinfeld's first foray into feature films lacks comedic sting. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Dan in Real Life
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Strong improvisation and surprisingly nuanced acting elevate this standard romantic comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: The Comebacks
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Not...funny. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: F)
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Review: Why Did I Get Married?

Tyler Perry's surprisingly sophisticated portrayal of interpersonal relationships is undermined by his inane comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: Good Luck Chuck
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"Good Luck Chuck's" identity crisis produces a useless mess. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: The Brothers Solomon
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Watching two morons engage in lame slapstick sucks pretty hard. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: The Nanny Diaries
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Good performances and strong direction elevate "Nanny Diaries" above similar fare. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Superbad
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"Superbad" is profane, dirty and absolutely hilarious. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
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Adam Sandler and Kevin James help this comedy overcome its clunky execution. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: License to Wed
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"Dreary" and "comedy" don't go well together. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Review: Evan Almighty

Despite being a big, dumb comedy, "Evan Almighty" still offers a good time. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Ocean's 13

The "Ocean" franchise gets its groove back in this roaring sequel. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Review: Knocked Up
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The director, stars and ensemble are all at the top of their game in this summer's must-see comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Review: Shrek the Third

Past success lets the third installment of the "Shrek" franchise settle into a welcome groove. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: The Ex
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Funny moments pop up in "The Ex," but flimsy direction wastes a talented cast. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: Waitress
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Idiosyncracies and creative direction give this romantic comedy an extra spark. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A-)
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Review: Lucky You

Don't believe the rom-com marketing: Poker is the true star of this entertaining film. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Year of the Dog

This film's detached observation staves off emotional connection to the story and characters. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Hot Fuzz

"Hot Fuzz" is a unique blend of action-flick idolatry and parody. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Review: Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters

ATHF fans will love this glorified TV episode and the uninitiated may find flecks of fun amidst the absurdity. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Blades of Glory
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Casting mistakes and unseasoned direction cause this figure skating comedy to misfire. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Review: I Think I Love My Wife
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Chris Rock expands his acting repertoire, but this comedy remake still doesn't work. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Review: Wild Hogs
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Here's a shocker: "Wild Hogs" isn't half bad. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Reno 911!: Miami
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"Reno 911!: Miami" plays like an extended version of the TV show ... and that's a good thing. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Music and Lyrics
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A bubble of personality occasionally pops from beneath this film's shoehorned rom-com plotting. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Review: Music and Lyrics
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Once again, romantic comedy and Hugh Grant go well together. Review by Kuan-Lin Connie Wang (Grade: B+)
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Review: Norbit
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Eddie Murphy shows flashes of his aggressive brilliance, but unnecessary sentimentality keeps "Norbit" down. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Review: Because I Said So
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If annoyance was the goal, then "Because I Said So" succeeds mightily. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Review: Unaccompanied Minors

Armed with a talented young cast and a director with a vision, this family film is a pleasant surprise. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: The Holiday
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"The Holiday's" light-hearted core is buried under an ungainly running time. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Review: Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj

Ryan Reynolds was the saving grace in the original "Wilder," but he's MIA in this horrendous sequel. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
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The D rocks hard and rocks long in this brilliant comedy. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Review: For Your Consideration
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Christopher Guest takes aim at Hollywood's fame seekers in this witty mockumentary. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: A Good Year
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Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott push themselves into comedic territory, but their efforts fall woefully flat. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Borat
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With "Borat," Sacha Baron Cohen delivers an obscene comedic gem. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: A)
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Review: Running with Scissors
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Random acts of lunacy and incoherent plotting bring this adaptation to its knees. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Man of the Year
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Multiple plotlines and wacky tonal changes turn this promising political comedy into an enormous mess. Review by Brian Orndorf (Grade: D+)
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Review: Open Season

Yet another CG flick about talking animals who laugh at farts. How novel. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: School for Scoundrels
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"Old School" director Todd Phillips' attempt at a different form of comedy results in a flat, boring dud of a film. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D+)
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Review: Jackass Number Two
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The "Jackass" crew returns for more testicular torsion, snakebites and charging bulls. God bless 'em. Review by Brian Orndrof. (Grade: B)
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Review: Trust the Man
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Dangling plot threads and sloppy filmmaking make this "relationship" film a chore to sit through. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Beerfest
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The Broken Lizard comedy troupe lets their inner frat boy run free. Hilarity does not ensue. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D-)
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Review: How to Eat Fried Worms

There are big changes in this "Worms" adaptation, but the novel's gross-out factor remains intact. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Accepted
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Justin Long is a star in the making and "Accepted" is fun to sit through, but the film lacks a killer instinct. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Snakes on a Plane

Web celebrity and a wacky title can't mask this film's deep flaws. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: D)
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Review: Scoop
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Woody Allen's latest comedy isn't uproarious, but it does have an enjoyable rhythm. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Clerks II

Kevin Smith revisits his eloquently profane and oddly sincere roots in this welcome sequel. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Little Man
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The Wayans' had a promising comedy premise, but they opted for another "crotches and farts" feature. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: You, Me & Dupree
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This sitcom-thin comedy brings out the worst in Owen Wilson and Matt Dillon. Review by Brian Orndorf (Grade: D-)
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Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Self-awareness and high expectations suck the playfulness out of this "Pirates" sequel. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Review: The Devil Wears Prada

The soul-sucking venom of the fashion industry is watered down to TV movie-of-the-week levels in this soft adaptation. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: Click
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Adam Sandler diverts from his absurdist humor, and the result is a lackluster comedy with missed potential. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C+)
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Review: Nacho Libre
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The comedy stars have aligned: Jack Black and Lucha Libre were made for each other. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: A Prairie Home Companion

Robert Altman's laissez-faire directing meshes with the source material, but side-plots diminish the central story. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C-)
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Review: Cars

Pixar's superb animation is a sight to behold, but the "Cars" storyline lacks creativity. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: C)
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Review: The Break-Up
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Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston form a strong comic duo, but fans should know this isn't "Wedding Crashers 2." Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B+)
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Review: Over the Hedge

Inspired anarchy highlights "Hedge's" best moments, but a by-the-numbers plot limits the film. Review by Brian Orndorf. (Grade: B)
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Review: Stick It
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Rebellious teen girl finds redemption through competition and copious montages ... blah, blah, blah. (Grade: C)
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Review: RV
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A family road trip is fertile ground for comedy, but "RV" doesn't have enough moxie to seize the opportunity. (Grade: C+)
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Review: American Dreamz
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This messy amalgam of parody and pop culture lacks the satirical bite it needs to succeed. (Grade: D-)
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Review: The Wild

Once you get past the similarities to "Madagascar," this animated animal romp actually entertains. (Grade: B-)
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Review: Scary Movie 4

"Scary Movie 4" hits more often then it misses, which is all you can ask for in a straight-on parody. (Grade: B-)
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Review: Friends with Money

Director Nicole Holofcener and her excellent cast examine the nuanced relationships between four complex friends. (Grade: B+)
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