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Review: Vice

— by BEV QUESTAD — “Vice” leads the Golden Globes with six nominations for great writing, directing and acting. But is it honest, do we learn anything new and is it worth seeing? During the Bush II eight-year presidency, Dick Cheney was characterized by the media as a grim vice-presi[...]

Under Review: ‘The Virginity Hit’

— by ADAM POYNTER — In high school, four friends Zack (Zack Pearlman), Justin (Justin Kline), Jacob (Jacob Davich) and Matt (Matt Bennett) make a pact to get together and have a celebratory hit from a special bong when each of them loses their virginity (hence “The Virginity Hit[...]

Under Review: ‘The Other Guys’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — I’ll speak for the male population when I say that most of us wanted to become enforcers of the law at least once in our lives. It just seems like a rite of passage for a young man to dream of the loaded gun, the badge that shines ominously in […][...]

Five Clips from ‘The Other Guys’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — It takes true talent to make cliches entertaining. Would “Shaun of the Dead” be nearly as funny if you had never seen a zombie or horror movie? Would “Slumdog Millionaire” be as endearing if he didn’t get the girl or without the Bollywood dance numbe[...]

This Just In: ‘Anchorman’ Sequel May Not Be Dead

— by ROB COX — Writer/director Adam McKay’s efforts to develop a sequel to his 2004 hit “Anchorman” are evolving into a minor soap opera. Last week, McKay twittered: “So bummed. Paramount basically passed on Anchorman 2. Even after we cut our budget down. We tried.” Multiple ou[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘The Other Guys’

— by ALEXA MILAN — We’ve seen countless stories about fearless cops who never hesitate to save the day, but what about the other cops they work with? What are they like? That’s exactly what director Adam McKay’s latest film, “The Other Guys,” seeks to answer[...]