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September 1, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
In "Vanity Fair," William Makepeace Thackeray's sly and sprawling satire of greed, pretension and social aspiration in Regency England, a penniless but undeniably ghetto-fabulous young orphan named Becky Sharp claws her way out of bohemia into the red-hot center of aristocratic society, gets tossed out on her ear and climbs back up again. Originally published as a serial, "Vanity Fair" features more cliffhanging reversals of fortune than an "E! True Hollywood Story."
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September 1, 2004 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
In "Vanity Fair," William Makepeace Thackeray's sly and sprawling satire of greed, pretension and social aspiration in Regency England, a penniless but undeniably ghetto-fabulous young orphan named Becky Sharp claws her way out of bohemia into the red-hot center of aristocratic society, gets tossed out on her ear and climbs back up again. Originally published as a serial, "Vanity Fair" features more cliffhanging reversals of fortune than an "E! True Hollywood Story."
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October 3, 2008 | Robert Abele, Special to The Times
Right around the point horn-dog magazine writer Sidney Young (Simon Pegg) is frantically scouring a fancy garden party for cocaine so he can take advantage of the dim-bulb starlet (Megan Fox) he's been fervently stalking, the putrid showbiz comedy "How to Lose Friends & Alienate People" appears to hit DEFCON 5 in mistaking its brand of moral laxity for cutesy irreverence.
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