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Movie Buzz: In Voguenew

Isla Fisher takes the lead role in the big-screen adaptation of Sophie Kinsella’s much-loved ‘Shopaholic’ series, but her love is for fashion, not men.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  02-11-2009  |  Reviews

Movie Buzz: We Want to Get Awaynew

As much as we might think the opposite, audiences are running toward escapist fare like Paul Blart, which should bode well for this week’s movies.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  01-21-2009  |  Movies

Movie Buzz: Low-Concept Fare Takes Over Movie Houses

Critically lauded movies are being run out of movie houses by low-concept fare like Paul Blart: Mall Cop and My Bloody Valentine 3-D.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  01-12-2009  |  Movies

Movie Buzz: 'Bride Wars'new

Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway match wits in Bride Wars while Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino opens in wide release. Movie Buzz looks at all of this week's major movie openers.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  01-07-2009  |  TV

Movie Buzz: 2008 Year in Review

2008: Year of the Superhero? With no major movie releases on January 2, this week's Movie Buzz reflects on the truly buzz-worthy flicks of 2008.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  12-29-2008  |  Movies

Movie Buzz: Approval Ratingsnew

Movie Buzz is a weekly film preview column. This week Will Smith stars in Seven Pounds, Jim Carrey embraces comedy in Yes Man, Mickey Rourke earns a Golden Globe nomination, and Matthew Broderick is the big voice behind a tiny mouse in The Tale of Despereaux.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  12-17-2008  |  Movies

Movie Buzz: Alien Beingnew

Movie Buzz is a weekly film preview column. This week: Keanu Reeves in The Day the Earth Stood Still plus Nothing Like the Holidays, Delgo, and Doubt.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  12-11-2008  |  Movies

Movie Buzz: Spike Lee Sounds Off

Spike Lee schools Clint Eastwood in World War II history in Miracle at St. Anna, Richard Gere teams up with Diane Lane for mature romance in Nights in Rodanthe, and Shia LaBeouf is framed as a terrorist in Eagle Eye.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  09-22-2008  |  Movies

Movie Buzz: Is Dane Cook Box Office Poison?

Dane Cook gives the low-concept romantic comedy another try in My Best Friend's Girl, while Samuel L. Jackson scares the neighbors and Ricky Gervais sees dead people.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  09-15-2008  |  Movies

Movie Buzz: Seeing Stars

After a disappointing week for Nicolas Cage, Hollywood is luring viewers back to the box office with big name stars. Righteous Kill stars Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino. A new Coen Brothers flick features George Clooney and Brad Pitt; plus Tyler Perry and The Women hit theaters.
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  09-08-2008  |  Movies

Nicolas Cage Stars in the Pang Brothers' 'Bangkok Dangerous'

Sure, he's had a few flops recently, but Nicolas Cage is still a bona fide movie star. At such a critical point in the aging actor's career though, was starring in an obscure action flick a good choice?
Metro Spirit  |  Mariah Gardner  |  09-01-2008  |  Movies

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