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2009 Stories by Nick Pinkerton

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  • Couples Retreat

    published October 15, 2009

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  • Ricky Gervais can get only so far with The Invention of Lying

    published October 1, 2009

    Ricky Gervais can get only so far with The Invention of Lying More >>

  • Surrogates

    published October 1, 2009

    A montage of news footage crisply introduces the not-too-distant future, where the world's white-collar professionals live vicariously through... More >>

  • Jennifer's Body: A premeditated cult classic

    published September 24, 2009

    Jennifer's Body: A premeditated cult classic More >>

  • The Time Traveler's Wife

    published August 20, 2009

    A dapper (mostly) contemporary costume drama, The Time Traveler's Wife is abundantly interior-decorated in vintage rococo. Eric Bana, to... More >>

  • My Sister's Keeper: Dying in Vain

    published July 9, 2009

    Eleven-year-old Anna Fitzgerald's parents didn't just plan for her — they customized her in utero, with the specific end of providing... More >>

  • Imagine That

    published June 18, 2009

    Eddie Murphy is a Denver investment consultant, Evan, with a workaholic schedule that leaves little space for 7-year-old daughter Olivia (Yara... More >>

  • Drag Me to Hell: Heaven Can Wait

    published May 28, 2009

    Sam Raimi wants to go home again. Often a drifting virtuoso in the years before finding his Spider-Man gig, with Drag Me to Hell... More >>

  • Save Yourself from McG's Terminator

    published May 21, 2009

    Both warning and advertisement, the Terminator films are technophobic teases, selling tickets by promising this decade's model of... More >>

  • That's So Craven

    published March 12, 2009

    That was the most offensive display of sexualized violence I have ever seen," one wilting fellow in need of a camphor hankie was... More >>

  • Inkheart Is No Reading Rainbow

    published January 22, 2009

    Brendan "Kids' Choice" Fraser returns to the multiplex day-care as "Mo" Folchart, antiquarian-book-repairman-cum-adventurer. In... More >>

  • Remembrance of Demons Past

    published January 15, 2009

    For as long as it forges ahead without explanations, The Unborn works, in its way, as a series of snap-cut gotchas introducing each new... More >>

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