Manic Pixie Dream Girls Are The Scourge Of Modern Cinema

The always-relevant Onion A.V. Club has coined a term for the type of movie girl-woman whom we've long despised: the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. The A.V. Club defines the MPDG as "that bubbly, shallow cinematic creature that exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful… » 8/06/08 11:00am 8/06/08 11:00am

When You Start Dating Someone, Can You Still Sleep With The Ex Until…

Our dear friend Spencer went to see Forgetting Sarah Marshall over the weekend in search of levity, but he left the theater with a heavy conscience and thought you guys might be able to help. Apparently, the plot of the movie concerns that tricky period when you've started dating someone for whom feelings are mutual… » 4/23/08 3:30pm 4/23/08 3:30pm

The Future Of Female Comedies May Sit Squarely On Tina Fey's Shoulders

Despite the "Tina Feytigue" experienced by some media mavens sick of the writer/actress/producer's PhotoShopped face coming at them from the cover of every magazine, I am still deeply psyched for Baby Mama, the Fey/Amy Poehler vehicle coming out on Friday. The Los Angeles Times points out that Universal, the studio that… » 4/21/08 5:40pm 4/21/08 5:40pm

Forgetting Sarah Marshall: "Raunchy", "Painfully Intimate", "Partially…

Judd Apatow movies may be redundant at times, and the female characters can be a little shrieky and flat, but fuck it: His flicks are funny. That's why critics are checking out the latest "Apatow-esque" film, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, to see if his brand of humor is still fresh. (Apatow produced the film, but did not… » 4/18/08 3:00pm 4/18/08 3:00pm