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April 6, 2012 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspapers critic
Sweeping aside the film's weirdest unasked question — who goes to their 13th high school reunion? — the characters created by Adam Herz for the 1999 hit "American Pie" return for a rather tired sequel called "American Reunion," in which poor, desperate Jim Levenstein's genitals once again get their ears boxed (metaphorically speaking), and Stifler's way with nubile 17-year-olds doesn't seem quite as obnoxiously sprightly as it once did, given that Stifler is now supposed to be in his early 30s and the actor, Seann William Scott, is 35. The movie acknowledges this queasy disconnect, though acknowledging it doesn't make it much funnier.
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September 8, 2012 | By Robert Ito
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has become such an enormous global franchise - the action figures! the movies! the short-lived breakfast cereal! - that it's easy to forget that it began life in the early 1980s as little more than a goof. Kevin Eastman was messing around with his friend and fellow artist Peter Laird, just doodling to pass the time, and came up with a sketch of a masked turtle, twin nunchaku at the ready. Even the title they came up with - "ENMV0002398"> "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - sounded like what it was: a joke told between fanboys.
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April 2, 2002 | BLAKE GREEN, NEWSDAY
The clock's hands are making their straight-up, high-noon salute as Kathleen Turner, every bit the sultry-voiced siren of legend, saunters into the Cafe des Artistes, air-announcing, "I'm always on time. The others are not." One of those others, Jason Biggs, dark-haired and still very much the charming and slightly naive goof of his film image ("American Pie") comes along shortly.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 2012 | By Michael Phillips, Tribune Newspapers critic
Sweeping aside the film's weirdest unasked question — who goes to their 13th high school reunion? — the characters created by Adam Herz for the 1999 hit "American Pie" return for a rather tired sequel called "American Reunion," in which poor, desperate Jim Levenstein's genitals once again get their ears boxed (metaphorically speaking), and Stifler's way with nubile 17-year-olds doesn't seem quite as obnoxiously sprightly as it once did, given that Stifler is now supposed to be in his early 30s and the actor, Seann William Scott, is 35. The movie acknowledges this queasy disconnect, though acknowledging it doesn't make it much funnier.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 2012 | By Robert Ito
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has become such an enormous global franchise - the action figures! the movies! the short-lived breakfast cereal! - that it's easy to forget that it began life in the early 1980s as little more than a goof. Kevin Eastman was messing around with his friend and fellow artist Peter Laird, just doodling to pass the time, and came up with a sketch of a masked turtle, twin nunchaku at the ready. Even the title they came up with - "ENMV0002398"> "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" - sounded like what it was: a joke told between fanboys.
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July 16, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN, Steve Hochman is a regular contributor to Calendar
Pie in the sky? A flash in the pie pan? That could well have been what some thought of the career prospects of Jason Biggs after he imprinted himself on pop culture consciousness last year as the slightly pudgy, sexually curious adolescent who had, um, relations with the title pastry of the hit teen comedy "American Pie." It's the kind of thing that can stick with you. But not long ago, Biggs started noticing something changing in the way people reacted to him.
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July 15, 1999 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
Couldn't have got any hotter at Asia de Cuba on Monday night, when Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman turned it out, up and on for a fabo-fete, thrown in the missus' honor by Esquire. Looking way hotter in person than on the "Women We Love" cover (for which they draped her in a hideous vintage ensemble--was it cowpoke or jungle vixen they were going for?), the leggy redhead was head-to-toe chic in an Asian get-up.
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May 4, 2003
Trading in one baked good for that sugary, multilayered symbol of commitment, the wedding cake, the freewheeling "American Pie" crew reunites for one more round of debauchery. If you thought a wedding would temper the classic plot, consider the operative elements: Bachelor party. Sexy maid of honor who's not quite up for grabs. Alcohol-induced pre-ceremony confusion. And, as if one wedding weren't enough, there's a plot line involving Stifler's parents.
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November 1, 2010
A lonely 'Stranger' Not many moviegoers are interested in meeting Woody Allen's "Tall Dark Stranger. " The veteran writer-director's latest film, "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger," starring Antonio Banderas and Josh Brolin, has turned out to be one of his least popular. After six weeks in theaters, including an expansion to more than 400 theaters across the country last weekend, Allen's latest has sold only $2.4-million worth of tickets. Receipts dropped a mild 17% this weekend, indicating some positive word-of-mouth, but the decline was from a weak base.
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July 21, 2000 | JAN STUART, FOR THE TIMES
It takes a lot of chutzpah to recycle Simon & Garfunkel's "Scarborough Fair" for a plaintive movie interlude, almost as much as it takes to title your movie "Loser." That's about as far as nerve takes writer-director Amy Heckerling in her formulaic new teen opus, which is unique mostly for its refusal to indulge the hard-sell, gross-out desires of its intended youth market.
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April 2, 2002 | BLAKE GREEN, NEWSDAY
The clock's hands are making their straight-up, high-noon salute as Kathleen Turner, every bit the sultry-voiced siren of legend, saunters into the Cafe des Artistes, air-announcing, "I'm always on time. The others are not." One of those others, Jason Biggs, dark-haired and still very much the charming and slightly naive goof of his film image ("American Pie") comes along shortly.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2000 | STEVE HOCHMAN, Steve Hochman is a regular contributor to Calendar
Pie in the sky? A flash in the pie pan? That could well have been what some thought of the career prospects of Jason Biggs after he imprinted himself on pop culture consciousness last year as the slightly pudgy, sexually curious adolescent who had, um, relations with the title pastry of the hit teen comedy "American Pie." It's the kind of thing that can stick with you. But not long ago, Biggs started noticing something changing in the way people reacted to him.
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February 9, 2001 | KEVIN THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Saving Silverman" is a standard-issue numskull comedy that aims low but is high in energy. The humor may be less than inspired, to put it kindly, but the shenanigans are nonstop. In any event, director Dennis Dugan has encouraged his actors to throw themselves completely into their roles, with the result that you come away impressed with their unstinting professionalism.
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May 16, 2011
SERIES How I Met Your Mother: Intervening in Ted's (Josh Radnor) relationship causes Robin and Barney (Cobie Smulders, Neil Patrick Harris) to bond in the season finale (8 p.m. CBS). Chuck: Vivian Volkoff (Lauren Cohan) threatens to derail Chuck and Sarah's (Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski) wedding day in the season finale (8 p.m. NBC). 90210: Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) makes a decision that could keep her from graduating, in the season finale (8 p.m. KTLA)
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